I had the opportunity to learn more about and see the insides of one these: http://www.samsung.com/uk/tvs/qled-tv/highlights/ at one of the Samsung factories the other week. (The whole factory visit was genuinely a fascinating experience.) I spent much of the time feeling wowed – but then again I still vividly remember CRT tellies and that noise they made when they were turned on...
Anyone else seen one of the 2018 QLED’s in person? And any thoughts on features like Ambient Mode, the Near-Invisible cable, One Remote Control , SmartThings connectivity etc?
Just noticed the AirPlay option on my Q9FN.. how long has that been there?!
Video of it working with YouTube;
Video of Screen Mirroring option, which will be useful for Google Photos, which doesn't support AirPlay on iOS.
Thanks for the links @endpoint101 . Actually support for Airplay2 was initially announced in January ,a few manufactuers involved but Samsung the only one with inbuilt Itunes https://www.theverge.com/2019/1/8/18173637/tv-airplay-2-apple-lg-samsung-sony-vizio-ces-2019
The Apple Tv app became active for 2019 and selected 2018 sets on 14 May https://news.samsung.com/global/samsung-becomes-first-tv-manufacturer-to-launch-the-apple-tv-app-and...
Recently bought the Q9 (2018)
brill tv , was getting almostblack screen in dark scenes but realised I had eco modes on & has turned backlight down a bit
in movie mode with certain settings it’s now fine , I must get use to a brighter screen
these panels display very nice blacks & are also powerful to manage bright lights etc
so they need to run at a good range/brightness level no problem with subs then either
the only thing that’s really bugging me is ambiant mode turning off tv after 50 seconds when the room is not dark
With ambiant mode auto brightness on with auto brightness off it’s to bright even at min setting .....is this a software thing ?
Local dimming on low -this stops dark appearing
Some eco mode on -this stops eyes burning out due to bright whites
Best settings I’ve found yet & can now see detail in darker areas without annoying dark shadows appearing
realised using settings that dim the screen to much cause a whole host of problems start mainly local dimming related even with dimming set to LOW
turn off all eco options except ambiant light detection to around minimum 30 just to account for low light rooms
scteen still will seem to bright if like me your use to non Qled , I’m getting a brill picture now without annoyance ,
still getting use to sometimes bright whites but I guess this is a part of the realism
Great if you don't use subtitles. Not so great, actually pretty bad if you do.
Samsung support has guaranteed me they will fix this in facebook messenger several times. I noticed it's barely notable with burn in subtitles (part of the movie), and VERY notable with subtitles as a menu overlay. Because its not part of the overall image and samsung had to deal with 2 outputs it messes it up I think. Whereas burned in subs are basically one image.
Too bad most video apps use subtitles overlays.
Best settings I found:
dimming low or standard (depending on time of day. Standard day time)
contrast 40 standard dimming. 50 low dimming.
Eco backlight 30
motion plus off
digital clear view off when viewing hd material. On when SD.
Samsung support has guaranteed me they will fix this in facebook messenger several times.
Interesting they've said this. Gives me hope it'll be fixed sometime, although I'm not holding my breath!
in Dutch but litterally he says it shouldnt happen with a tv in this pricerange but coding this is harder than one would think. A fix is sure to come. And the part about the hard coded subs performing better he was going to send to the engineering department.
The Elon musk bit was me joking we're sending cars into space in 2019, meanwhile samsungs most expensive TVs cant play subtitles.