Samsung QE65Q8DNATXXU Review and Specs

Samsung QE65Q8DNATXXU (UK version)

SCORE:
69

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 QE65Q8DNATXXU Overview

Samsung QE65Q8DNATXXU 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 QE65Q8DNATXXU TV 69 overall score out of 100. Our ranking system is based on the display specifications, video, audio and other features, connectivity and format support.

DISPLAY
68
VIDEO FEATURES
74
AUDIO FEATURES
39
OTHER FEATURES
77
CONNECTIVITY
68
FORMAT SUPPORT
71
OVERALL
69

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 QE65Q8DNATXXU Samsung QE65Q8FAMTXXU
LED Type Direct LED Edge LED
HDR10+ Yes No
AMD Freesyncโ„ข Yes No

DOWNGRADES Samsung QE65Q8DNATXXU Samsung QE65Q8FAMTXXU
DTS Digital Surround No Yes

For this comparison we chose 65" version of the predecessor - model QE65Q8FAMTXXU. For more detailed comparison between the two please visit Samsung QE65Q8DNATXXU vs Samsung QE65Q8FAMTXXU where you can also choose different size and country models to compare.

Pros and Cons

In this section we highlight pros and cons of Samsung QE65Q8DNATXXU.

PROS
High Resolution ๐Ÿ‘
High Refresh Rate ๐Ÿ‘
LED Type ๐Ÿ‘
Backlight Name ๐Ÿ‘
Wide Viewing Angle ๐Ÿ‘
Color Depth ๐Ÿ‘
Contrast Ratio ๐Ÿ‘
HDR10 ๐Ÿ‘
HDR10+ ๐Ÿ‘
HLG ๐Ÿ‘
AMD Freesyncโ„ข ๐Ÿ‘
CONS
No 3D Capability ๐Ÿ‘Ž
No Dolby Vision ๐Ÿ‘Ž
No Advanced HDR by Technicolorยฎ 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 HGIG Compatibility ๐Ÿ‘Ž
No Filmmaker Mode ๐Ÿ‘Ž
No Dolby Atmos ๐Ÿ‘Ž
DTS Digital Surround ๐Ÿ‘Ž
No Active Voice Amplifier ๐Ÿ‘Ž
No WiSA Ready ๐Ÿ‘Ž
Real Game Enhancer+ ๐Ÿ‘Ž

Selected Features

QLED Display with VA Panel

Samsung QE65Q8DNATXXU 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 QE65Q8DNATXXU.

BASICS
BrandSamsung
CountryUK
Series 2Q8DN
ModelQE65Q8DNATXXU
Release Year2018
Size65"
Smart TVYes
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 LEDNo
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 CapabilityNo
HDR10Yes
HDR10+Yes
Dolby VisionNo
HLGYes
Advanced HDR by TechnicolorยฎNo
IMAX EnhancedNo
High Dynamic RangeQuantum HDR Elite
Quantum HDR 1500
AMD Freesyncโ„ขYes
NVidia G-SyncNo
4K HFRNo
2K HFRNo
VRRNo
HGIG CompatibilityNo
Picture ProcessorQ Engine
BlacksUltra Black Elite
Frame Interploation TechniqueAuto Motion Plus
Frame Interpolation Frequency200 Hz
Black Frame InsertionYes
Filmmaker ModeNo
Contrast EnhancementYes Contrast Enhancer
Auto Low Latency ModeNo
Depth EnhancementYes Auto Depth Enhancer
Adaptive PictureNo
AUDIO
Speaker Channels4.1
Speaker Power Rating4 x 5 W + 1 x 20 W
Multiroom LinkYes
Bluetooth Headset SupportYes
Dolby AtmosNo
Dolby DigitalYes
Dolby Digital PlusYes
Dolby AC-4Yes
DTS Digital SurroundNo
Object Tracking SoundNo
Q-SymphonyNo
Dialog EnhancementNo
Audio Pre-selection DescriptorNo
Active Voice AmplifierNo
WiSA ReadyNo
CONNECTIVITY
Ethernet InputYes
Wi-FiYes
Wi-Fi DirectYes
Wi-Fi Frequency2.4 GHz, 5 GHz
Wi-Fi ProtocolIEEE802.11ac/a/b/g/n
BluetoothYes
Apple AirplayYes Airplay 2
ChromecastNo
Works with AlexaNo
HDMI Inputs4
HDMI Version2.0
HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC)Yes
HDCP Version2.2
HDMI-CECYes Anynet+
InstaPort S (HDMI Quick Switch)Yes
USB Inputs3
USB 3.0 PortsNo
RF (Terrestrial / Cable ) Inputs3
Component InputsNo
Composite InputsNo
RCA Audio OutputsNo
3.5mm headphone Audio OutputNo
Optical Audio OutputYes
RS-232C RemoteYes
DLNAYes
OTHER
CPU Cores4
Operating SystemTizen
Internet BrowserYes
Voice CommandYes
Light SensorYes
Electronic Program Guide (EPG)Yes
Parental Control (V-Chip)Yes
Far-Field InteractionNo
TeletextNo
Picture-In-PictureYes
Closed CaptionsYes
PVR FunctionYes Extended
USB Drive Format SupportFAT / exFAT / NTFS
Digital Clean ViewYes
Ambient ModeYes
D้cor ModeNo
Motion DetectionNo
ConnectShareโ„ขYes
Embedded POPYes
Real Game Enhancer+No
Game ModeYes
Art ModeNo
USB HID SupportYes
Gallery ModeYes
Time ShiftYes
VIDEO FORMATS
3GPPYes
AV1No
AVIYes
ASFYes
DivXNo
Flash VideoYes
H.263Yes
H.264Yes
H.265Yes
MKVYes
M2TSYes
MP4Yes
MPEG-4Yes
QuickTimeNo
RealVideoNo
TSYes
VC-1Yes
VP7Yes
VP8Yes
VP9Yes
VOBYes
VROYes
WebMYes
WMVYes
XvidNo
AUDIO FORMATS
AACYes
AC4No
AIFFYes
ALACYes
APEYes
aptXNo
eAAC+No
EAC3No
FLACYes
HE-AACNo
LPCMNo
M4AYes
MIDIYes
MP2No
MP3Yes
OGGYes
RealAudioNo
WMAYes
WAVYes
IMAGE FORMATS
BMPYes
GIFYes
JPEGYes
JPSNo
MPOYes
PNGYes
TUNER
Digital TunerYes 2
SAT TunerYes
Analog TunerYes
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 RadioNo
GENERAL
Energy EfficiencyA
Power SupplyAC 220-240 V, 50/60 Hz
Power Consumption (Typical)120 W
Power Consumption (In Standby)0.4 W
Dimension Without Stand (W x H x D)1450.1 mm x 829.9 mm x 58.7 mm
Dimension With Stand (W x H x D)1450.1 mm x 910.5 mm x 295.7 mm
Dimension of Package (W x H x D)1587 mm x 965.0 mm x 178 mm
One Connect BoxNo
No Gap Wall-MountYes
VESA Wall MountYes
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)34.9 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 QE65Q80RATXXU Samsung QE65Q8DNATXXU
Viewing Angle Ultra Viewing Angle Q Viewing Angle
2K HFR Yes No
More Powerful Picture Processor Quantum Processor 4K Q Engine
Real Game Enhancer+ Yes No

For this comparison we chose 65" version of the successor - model QE65Q80RATXXU. For more detailed comparison between the two please visit Samsung QE65Q8DNATXXU vs Samsung QE65Q80RATXXU where you can also choose different size and country models to compare.

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