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Samsung QE55Q8DNATXXU (UK version)

SCORE:
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Highlights

  • 4K UHD (3840 x 2160) QLED 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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Overview

Samsung QE55Q8DNATXXU was introduced in 2018. It has a QLED 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 Freesync™ 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 QE55Q8DNATXXU 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
68
OTHER FEATURES
92
CONNECTIVITY
89
FORMAT SUPPORT
91
OVERALL
91

Pros and Cons

In this section we highlight pros and cons of Samsung QE55Q8DNATXXU.

PROS
  High Resolution
  High Refresh Rate: 100 Hz/120 Hz
  Direct LED
  Full Array Local Dimming
  Q Viewing Angle
  Color Depth
  HDR10
  HDR10+
  HLG
  AMD Freesync™
  Wi-Fi
  Wi-Fi Direct
  Bluetooth
CONS
  No Dolby Vision
  No IMAX Enhanced
  No NVidia G-Sync
  No 4K HFR
  No 2K HFR
  No VRR
  No Dolby Atmos
  No DTS Digital Surround

Predecessor

An indirect predecessor of 2018 Q8DN series can be considered a 2017 Q8F series. In this section we show their comparison.

UPGRADES Samsung QE55Q8DNATXXU vs Samsung QE55Q8FAMTXXU
LED Type Direct LED vs Edge LED
Backlight Dimming Full Array Local Dimming vs Frame Dimming
Higher Contrast Q Contrast Plus vs Q Contrast
Higher Picture Quality Index 3600 vs 3100
HDR10+ vs
AMD Freesync™ vs
RS-232C Remote vs
USB HID Support vs

DOWNGRADES Samsung QE55Q8DNATXXU vs Samsung QE55Q8FAMTXXU
Lower Peak Brightness 1300 nits vs 1500 nits
Less Speaker Channels 4.1 vs 4.2
DTS Digital Surround vs
Teletext vs
DivX vs
RealVideo vs

For this comparison we chose 55" version of the predecessor - model QE55Q8FAMTXXU. For more detailed comparison between the two please visit Samsung QE55Q8DNATXXU vs Samsung QE55Q8FAMTXXU where you can also choose different size and country models to compare.

Selected Features

QLED Technology

Samsung QE55Q8DNATXXU is a Quantum dot LED (QLED) TV which has a LED backlight LCD display with additional semiconductor nanocrystal layer that produces different colors of light depending on the size of the particle. Quantum dots are able to emit precise colored light because particle sizes adjust at quantum-level velocities, resulting in accurate and efficient light emissions. This results in more accurate color reproduction and can even achieve a full coverage of BT.2020 color gamut. besides color Quantum dots also offer high brightness which results in high contrast ratio. This is especially important when displaying HDR content.

VA Panel

Samsung QE55Q8DNATXXU has a vertical alignment (VA) panel which is most commonly used in LCD TVs as it provides deeper blacks compared to the IPS panel. However, it is still limited with the viewing angle compared to the IPS panel or OLED display.

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. This particular model has 40 zones.

HDR10

Samsung QE55Q8DNATXXU supports HDR10 which was announced on August 27, 2015, by the Consumer Technology Association and uses the wide-gamut Rec. 2020 color space. It is not backward compatible with SDR. It sends static metadata via video stream to the TV which calibrates its screen brightness and color according to that. HDR10 is technically limited to a maximum of 10,000 nits of brightness and uses 10-bit color which corresponds to 1024 shades of the primary RGB colors.

HDR10+

This TV also supports HDR10+ which is an update to HDR10 by adding dynamic metadata that can be used to more accurately adjust brightness levels up to 10,000 nits maximum brightness on a scene-by-scene or frame-by-frame basis and support up to 12-bit color depth (4096 shades of RGB) and 8K resolution.

Specifications

In this section we present all the features and specifications available for Samsung QE55Q8DNATXXU.

BASICS
BrandSamsung
SeriesQ8DN
ModelQE55Q8DNATXXU
Size55"
CountryUK
Release Year2018
Smart TV
DISPLAY
Display TypeQLED
DesignQ Style - Solid
Actual Size (Diagonal)54.6"
Resolution4K UHD (3840 x 2160)
Refresh Rate100 Hz/120 Hz
Screen DesignFlat
Panel TypeVA
LED TypeDirect LED
Dual LED
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 Coverage80%
DCI P3 Color Space Coverage100%
Brightness500 nits
Peak Brightness1300 nits
Contrast Ratio3000∶1
Input Lag12 ms
Picture Quality Index3600
VIDEO
3D Capability
HDR10
HDR10+
Dolby Vision
HLG
Advanced HDR by Technicolor®
IMAX Enhanced
High Dynamic RangeQuantum HDR Elite
Quantum HDR 1500
AMD Freesync™
NVidia G-Sync
4K HFR
2K HFR
VRR
HGIG Compatibility
Picture ProcessorQ Engine
BlacksUltra Black Elite
Frame Interploation TechniqueAuto Motion Plus
Frame Interpolation Frequency200 Hz
Black Frame Insertion
Filmmaker Mode
Contrast Enhancement Contrast Enhancer
Auto Low Latency Mode
Depth Enhancement Auto Depth Enhancer
Adaptive Picture
AUDIO
Speaker Channels4.1
Speaker Power Rating4 x 5 W + 1 x 20 W
Multiroom Link
Bluetooth Headset Support
Dolby Atmos
Dolby Digital
Dolby Digital Plus
Dolby AC-4
DTS Digital Surround
Object Tracking Sound
Q-Symphony
Dialog Enhancement
Audio Pre-selection Descriptor
Active Voice Amplifier
WiSA Ready
CONNECTIVITY
Ethernet Input
Wi-Fi
Wi-Fi Direct
Wi-Fi Frequency2.4 GHz, 5 GHz
Wi-Fi Protocol802.11a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth
Apple Airplay Airplay 2
Chromecast
Works with Alexa
HDMI Inputs4
HDMI Version2.0
HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC)
HDCP Version2.2
HDMI-CEC Anynet+
InstaPort S (HDMI Quick Switch)
USB Inputs3
USB 3.0 Ports
RF (Terrestrial / Cable ) Inputs3
Component Inputs
Composite Inputs
RCA Audio Outputs
3.5mm headphone Audio Output
Optical Audio Output
RS-232C Remote
DLNA
OTHER
CPU Cores4
Operating SystemTizen
Internet Browser
Voice Command
Light Sensor
Electronic Program Guide (EPG)
Parental Control (V-Chip)
Far-Field Interaction
Teletext
Picture-In-Picture
Closed Captions
PVR Function Extended
USB Drive Format SupportFAT / exFAT / NTFS
Digital Clean View
Ambient Mode Ambient Mode
Dcor Mode
Motion Detection
ConnectShare™
Embedded POP
Real Game Enhancer+
Game Mode
Art Mode
USB HID Support
Gallery Mode
Time Shift
VIDEO FORMATS
3GPP
AV1
AVI
ASF
DivX
Flash Video
H.263
H.264
H.265
MKV
M2TS
MP4
MPEG-4
QuickTime
RealVideo
TS
VC-1
VP7
VP8
VP9
VOB
VRO
WebM
WMV
Xvid
AUDIO FORMATS
AAC
AC4
AIFF
ALAC
APE
aptX
eAAC+
EAC3
FLAC
HE-AAC
LPCM
M4A
MIDI
MP2
MP3
OGG
RealAudio
WMA
WAV
IMAGE FORMATS
BMP
GIF
JPEG
JPS
MPO
PNG
TUNER
Digital Tuner 2
SAT Tuner
Analog Tuner
Digital Terrestrial TV SystemDVB-T/T2
Digital Cable TV SystemDVB-C
Digital SAT TV SystemDVB-S/S2
Color systemPAL / SECAM / NTSC
CI+Version 1.4
FM Radio
GENERAL
Energy EfficiencyB
Power SupplyAC 220-240 V, 50/60 Hz
Power Consumption (In Standby)0.4 W
Dimension Without Stand (W x H x D)1231.2 mm x 706.8 mm x 58.7 mm
Dimension With Stand (W x H x D)1231.2 mm x 779.5 mm x 247.7 mm
Dimension of Package (W x H x D)1408 mm x 844 mm x 192 mm
One Connect Box
No Gap Wall-Mount
VESA Wall Mount
VESA Hole Pitch (W x H)200 mm x 200 mm
Weight Without Stand19.6 kg
Weight With Stand20.0 kg
Weight of Package (Gross)25.6 kg
ACCESSORIES
RemoteTM1890A

Successor

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


UPGRADES Samsung QE55Q80RATXXU vs Samsung QE55Q8DNATXXU
Viewing Angle Ultra Viewing Angle vs Q Viewing Angle
Higher Peak Brightness 1500 nits vs 1300 nits
Higher Picture Quality Index 3700 vs 3600
2K HFR vs
More Powerful Picture Processor Quantum Processor 4K vs Q Engine
Auto Low Latency Mode vs
Dialog Enhancement vs
Audio Pre-selection Descriptor vs
Works with Alexa vs
Far-Field Interaction vs
Teletext vs
Real Game Enhancer+ vs

DOWNGRADES Samsung QE55Q80RATXXU vs Samsung QE55Q8DNATXXU
Less USB Inputs 2 vs 3
Less Tuners (Terrestrial/Cable) 1 vs 2

For this comparison we chose 55" version of the successor - model QE55Q80RATXXU. For more detailed comparison between the two please visit Samsung QE55Q8DNATXXU vs Samsung QE55Q80RATXXU where you can also choose different size and country models to compare.

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