Samsung GQ65Q8DNGTXZG Review and Specs
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Samsung GQ65Q8DNGTXZG (German version)

SCORE:
91

Highlights

  • 4K UHD (3840 x 2160) LCD Display
  • HDR10, HDR10+, HLG support
  • Full Array Local Dimming
  • Quantum Dot Color
  • Q Viewing Angle
  • Q Engine Processor
  • Ethernet, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth

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Samsung GQ65Q8DNGTXZG Overview

Samsung GQ65Q8DNGTXZG was introduced in 2018. It has a LCD screen with 4K UHD (3840 x 2160) resolution and 100 Hz/120 Hz refresh rate. The TV is HDR compatible and can reach 1300 nits of peak brightness. It supports HDR10, HDR10+ and HLG. AMD Freesyncโ„ข allows TV to display variable refresh rate during gaming and its powerful Q Engine picture processor guarantees a high quality upscaling of any low resolution source to 4K UHD (3840 x 2160).

We give Samsung GQ65Q8DNGTXZG TV 91 overall score out of 100. Our ranking system is based on the display specifications, video, audio and other features, connectivity and format support.

DISPLAY
91
VIDEO FEATURES
94
AUDIO FEATURES
70
OTHER FEATURES
92
CONNECTIVITY
89
FORMAT SUPPORT
91
OVERALL
91

Pros and Cons

In this section we highlight pros and cons of Samsung GQ65Q8DNGTXZG.

PROS
High Resolution ๐Ÿ‘
High Refresh Rate ๐Ÿ‘
LED Type ๐Ÿ‘
Full-Array Dimming ๐Ÿ‘
Wide Viewing Angle ๐Ÿ‘
Color Depth ๐Ÿ‘
HDR10 ๐Ÿ‘
HDR10+ ๐Ÿ‘
HLG ๐Ÿ‘
AMD Freesyncโ„ข ๐Ÿ‘
Wi-Fi ๐Ÿ‘
Wi-Fi Direct ๐Ÿ‘
Bluetooth ๐Ÿ‘
CONS
No Dolby Vision ๐Ÿ‘Ž
No IMAX Enhanced ๐Ÿ‘Ž
No NVidia G-Sync ๐Ÿ‘Ž
No 4K HFR ๐Ÿ‘Ž
No 2K HFR ๐Ÿ‘Ž
No VRR ๐Ÿ‘Ž
No Dolby Atmos ๐Ÿ‘Ž
DTS Digital Surround ๐Ÿ‘Ž

Major Changes from its predecessor

An indirect predecessor of 2018 Q8DN series can be considered a 2017 Q8F series. In this section we show major changes from the predecessor.

UPGRADES Samsung GQ65Q8DNGTXZG Samsung QE65Q8FGMTXZG
LED Type Direct LED Edge LED
HDR10+ โœ” โœ–
AMD Freesyncโ„ข โœ” โœ–

DOWNGRADES Samsung GQ65Q8DNGTXZG Samsung QE65Q8FGMTXZG
DTS Digital Surround โœ– โœ”

For this comparison we chose 65" version of the predecessor - model QE65Q8FGMTXZG. For more detailed comparison between the two please visit Samsung GQ65Q8DNGTXZG vs Samsung QE65Q8FGMTXZG where you can also choose different size and country models to compare.

Selected Features

QLED Display with VA Panel

Samsung GQ65Q8DNGTXZG has a QLED display which is a LED backlight LCD display with additional semiconductor nanocrystal layer that can produce pure monochromatic red, green, and blue light. Quantum dot displays are capable of producing wider color gamut compared to OLED displays and can even achieve a full coverage of BT.2020 color gamut. And together with Vertical Alignment (VA) type panel their contrast is comparable to the OLED displays with nearly perfect black levels.

Full-Array Local Dimming

The TV has Full-Array Local Dimming technology with multiple zones throughout the display. Individual zones of LEDs can light up independently which enhances black levels, shadow details and decreases level of light bleed in dark parts of the image. This gives higher contrast with increased picture quality which is very important for HDR reproduction. Higher number of zones gives better control over local dimming and less blooming around the bright objects and subtitles.

Detailed Specifications

In this section we present all the features and specifications available for Samsung GQ65Q8DNGTXZG.

BASICS
BrandSamsung
CountryGermany
Series 2Q8DN
ModelGQ65Q8DNGTXZG
Release Year2018
Size65"
Smart TVโœ”
DISPLAY
DesignQ Style - Solid
Actual Size (Diagonal)64.5"
Resolution4K UHD (3840 x 2160)
Refresh Rate100 Hz/120 Hz
Screen DesignFlat
Display TypeLCD
Panel TypeVA
Backlight TypeQLED
LED TypeDirect LED
Dual LEDโœ–
Backlight DimmingFull Array Local Dimming
Backlight NameDirect Full Array
Dimming NameSupreme UHD Dimming
Number of Local Dimming Zones40
ContrastQ Contrast Plus
ColorQuantum Dot Color
Viewing AngleQ Viewing Angle
Panel Bit Depth10 bits
Color Depth1.07 Billion
Rec.2020 Color Space Coverage75%
DCI P3 Color Space Coverage100%
Brightness350 nits
Peak Brightness1300 nits
Contrast Ratio4000โˆถ1
Input Lag19 ms
Picture Quality Index3600
VIDEO
3D Capabilityโœ–
HDR10โœ”
HDR10+โœ”
Dolby Visionโœ–
HLGโœ”
Advanced HDR by Technicolorยฎโœ–
IMAX Enhancedโœ–
High Dynamic RangeQuantum HDR Elite
Quantum HDR 1500
AMD Freesyncโ„ขโœ”
NVidia G-Syncโœ–
4K HFRโœ–
2K HFRโœ–
VRRโœ–
HGIG Compatibilityโœ–
Picture ProcessorQ Engine
BlacksUltra Black Elite
Frame Interploation TechniqueAuto Motion Plus
Frame Interpolation Frequency200 Hz
Black Frame Insertionโœ”
Filmmaker Modeโœ–
Contrast Enhancementโœ” Contrast Enhancer
Auto Low Latency Modeโœ–
Depth Enhancementโœ” Auto Depth Enhancer
Adaptive Pictureโœ–
AUDIO
Speaker Channels4.1
Speaker Power Rating4 x 5 W + 1 x 20 W
Multiroom Linkโœ”
Bluetooth Headset Supportโœ”
Dolby Atmosโœ–
Dolby Digitalโœ”
Dolby Digital Plusโœ”
Dolby AC-4โœ”
DTS Digital Surroundโœ–
Object Tracking Soundโœ–
Q-Symphonyโœ–
Dialog Enhancementโœ–
Audio Pre-selection Descriptorโœ–
Active Voice Amplifierโœ–
WiSA Readyโœ–
CONNECTIVITY
Ethernet Inputโœ”
Wi-Fiโœ”
Wi-Fi Directโœ”
Wi-Fi Frequency2.4 GHz, 5 GHz
Wi-Fi ProtocolIEEE802.11ac/a/b/g/n
Bluetoothโœ”
Apple Airplayโœ” Airplay 2
Chromecastโœ–
Works with Alexaโœ–
HDMI Inputs4
HDMI Version2.0
HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC)โœ”
HDCP Version2.2
HDMI-CECโœ” Anynet+
InstaPort S (HDMI Quick Switch)โœ”
USB Inputs3
USB 3.0 Portsโœ–
RF (Terrestrial / Cable ) Inputs3
Component Inputsโœ–
Composite Inputsโœ–
RCA Audio Outputsโœ–
3.5mm headphone Audio Outputโœ–
Optical Audio Outputโœ”
RS-232C Remoteโœ”
DLNAโœ”
OTHER
CPU Cores4
Operating SystemTizen
Internet Browserโœ”
Voice Commandโœ”
Light Sensorโœ”
Electronic Program Guide (EPG)โœ”
Parental Control (V-Chip)โœ”
Far-Field Interactionโœ–
Teletextโœ–
Picture-In-Pictureโœ”
Closed Captionsโœ”
PVR Functionโœ” Extended
USB Drive Format SupportFAT / exFAT / NTFS
Digital Clean Viewโœ”
Ambient Modeโœ”
D้cor Modeโœ–
Motion Detectionโœ–
ConnectShareโ„ขโœ”
Embedded POPโœ”
Real Game Enhancer+โœ–
Game Modeโœ”
Art Modeโœ–
USB HID Supportโœ”
Gallery Modeโœ”
Time Shiftโœ”
VIDEO FORMATS
3GPPโœ”
AV1โœ–
AVIโœ”
ASFโœ”
DivXโœ–
Flash Videoโœ”
H.263โœ”
H.264โœ”
H.265โœ”
MKVโœ”
M2TSโœ”
MP4โœ”
MPEG-4โœ”
QuickTimeโœ–
RealVideoโœ–
TSโœ”
VC-1โœ”
VP7โœ”
VP8โœ”
VP9โœ”
VOBโœ”
VROโœ”
WebMโœ”
WMVโœ”
Xvidโœ–
AUDIO FORMATS
AACโœ”
AC4โœ–
AIFFโœ”
ALACโœ”
APEโœ”
aptXโœ–
eAAC+โœ–
EAC3โœ–
FLACโœ”
HE-AACโœ–
LPCMโœ–
M4Aโœ”
MIDIโœ”
MP2โœ–
MP3โœ”
OGGโœ”
RealAudioโœ–
WMAโœ”
WAVโœ”
IMAGE FORMATS
BMPโœ”
GIFโœ”
JPEGโœ”
JPSโœ–
MPOโœ”
PNGโœ”
TUNER
Digital Tunerโœ” 2
SAT Tunerโœ”
Analog Tunerโœ”
Digital Terrestrial TV SystemDVB-T/T2 HD
Digital Cable TV SystemDVB-C
Digital SAT TV SystemDVB-S/S2
Color systemPAL / SECAM / NTSC
CI+Version 1.4
FM Radioโœ–
GENERAL
Energy EfficiencyA
Power SupplyAC 220-240 V, 50/60 Hz
Power Consumption (Typical)120 W
Power Consumption (In Standby)0.5 W
Dimension Without Stand (W x H x D)1450.1 x 829.9 x 58.7 mm
Dimension With Stand (W x H x D)1450.1 x 910.5 x 295.7 mm
Dimension of Package (W x H x D)1587 x 965 x 178 mm
One Connect Boxโœ–
No Gap Wall-Mountโœ”
VESA Wall Mountโœ”
VESA Hole Pitch (W x H)400 mm x 400 mm
Weight Without Stand26.5 kg
Weight With Stand27.1 kg
Weight of Package (Gross)35.9 kg
ACCESSORIES
RemoteTM1890A

Successor

The 2018 Q8DN series has a successor - 2019 Q80R series. Let us now display the major changes that the successor brought.


UPGRADES Samsung GQ65Q80RGTXZG Samsung GQ65Q8DNGTXZG
Viewing Angle Ultra Viewing Angle Q Viewing Angle
2K HFR โœ” โœ–
More Powerful Picture Processor Quantum Processor 4K Q Engine
Real Game Enhancer+ โœ” โœ–

For this comparison we chose 65" version of the successor - model GQ65Q80RGTXZG. For more detailed comparison between the two please visit Samsung GQ65Q8DNGTXZG vs Samsung GQ65Q80RGTXZG where you can also choose different size and country models to compare.

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