Gosh, wouldn’t that be grand?
I mean the title makes it sound like I HAVE the TV, but I am but a small-fry in this wonderful world of internet. A lot of the time I’m just writing for myself! Similarly, I used the exact same kind of intro for the 2019 8K range!
But I enjoy it, and I love spending time looking at and experiencing the briefest of moments with new things as they release. I can definitely say the reduction of FOMO is a result of the hustle, and I think that’s a good trade-off. And in today’s trade-off, it’s the reduction of FOMO through ogling Samsung’s new range of Neo QLED TVs.
Now they said this should appeal “especially if you’re a gamer”, but I don’t know if I’m a ‘display’ gamer. I mean, I’m a scuffed console gamer, only able to enjoy the heights of 4K gaming at 60fps. Yet this range can hit 120 at 4k thanks to its Motion Rate technology! Now the confusing thing here is, Motion Rate 100 (most 4K models up to Q60A) means the TV has a screen which can produce 60 frames per second. The Motion Rate 200 range on the other hand (Q70A and above), hits that sweet, sweet 120 frames per second! This means the 2021 Q60A set wouldn’t be for you if you’re chasing frames.
But the Q70A range will!
Along with the frames, you’d covet that tasty low input lag. Based on the internal testing conditions Samsung were using, they were hitting 5.8ms! I had to do some reading into this, because what is response time versus input lag. Even now, I’m unsure if I’ll get it right! But response time is how quickly the pixel can go from the deepest black to whitest white and back, which is known as GtG. Input lag is how quickly the monitor displays the input you’ve made via whatever control you’re using! In this case? A gaming controller. SO! Fundamentally, the lower the input lag, the better the result! Or it’s less reasons for you to defend yourself and accept that you are a scrub at the game. If this range is hitting the mark, along with the 120 frames per second, you’ve got a damn good gaming TV.
Helping the range reach these highs, is FreeSync Premium Pro working in conjunction with VRR (variable refresh rate). FreeSync Premium Pro ‘raises the bar to the next level for gaming displays, enabling an exceptional user experience when playing HDR games, movies and other content’. This wonderful breakdown supplied by the AMD site itself, because I definitely couldn’t have done that. If these 2 things are working together, then you will definitely be getting the best looking, and smoothest gameplay out of a giant TV, which will supply you with more clout for your gaming life. But how can this all come together? Is it easy to do?
It all comes down to the Game Bar.
Based off this video, you just long press Play/Pause on the remote, and it gives you access to an array of options to customise and improve your gaming experience. You can adjust these yourself, or let the TV handle it, all through the power of the Game Bar.
I spoke about OTS, or Object Tracking Sound, in my OTHER 8K article and I don’t think much has changed. Offering dynamic sound which corresponds to the movement of objects on screen, you have to hear it to “get it”. But you take this and the visual improvements the range has brought; It means no opponent will be left unseen OR unheard, thanks to the insane amount of tiny speakers they’ve squeezed into their sets. Of course, you can boost this further with a compatible Samsung soundbar featuring the unique Q-Symphony function, which ensures you improve it without losing OTS.
But what does this all mean?
Super valid question! I also tried not to use too much of the jargon, cause it goes over the head quicker than some of the frames do on these TV’s. But it all equals GOOD for the humble console gamer such as myself. If you’re not playing on a monitor, then Samsung presents the premium gaming experience with their Neo QLED range.
Make sure you look at the full range though, as there are variations. Things like FreeSync and 4K 120fps gaming are only available from the Q70A model and above, which will surely change the experience you’re hoping to purchase. I only hope I cut through enough of the jargon for you.