Samsung QLED Q800T 2020: tried 65-inch 8k TV on PS5 and Xbox Series X

Samsung QLED Q800T 2020: tried 65-inch 8k TV on PS5 and Xbox Series X

Samsung QLED Q800T 2020

Resolution sells. Microsoft and Sony know this well, which with PS4 Pro and Xbox One X first, and PS5 and Xbox Series X now, have focused much of the marketing campaign on more or less real 4K. But while the 2160p resolution is slowly supplanting Full HD in our homes, the world of technology continues to move forward and we are already thinking about the next step. Step which has been a reality for some time and which is called 8K.

The 4320p, in fact, has started to be talked about for some time; but if the general public has worried about it up to a certain point, the same cannot be said for technology enthusiasts, who have immediately searched for content to be played on their televisions with ultra pixel density, since practically only Japan is broadcasting content in this format. For all the others at the moment there is the YouTube app of televisions such as the Samsung QLED 8K Q800T 65 "object of our test, some docufilms, vacation videos shot with the latest generation smartphones and very little else.

Does it make sense to play 8K with PS5 and Xbox Series X? But what about gaming? Well, in the PC world, the latest generations of GPUs have finally begun to dominate 4K without compromise, but for 8K some difficulties c 'is still and not everyone can afford to play the latest titles at such extreme resolutions. In the console environment, the situation is still a bit confusing and it is not easy to understand how useful it is to aim for this type of panels to use PS5 and Xbox Series X. For this, thanks to the support of Samsung, we were able to test a 65-inch Samsung QLED 8K Q800T from 2020 to finally test the next-gen on a 4320p TV. we tell.

The technical specifications

The Samsung QLED 8K Q800T 65 "is truly majestic The Samsung QLED 8K Q800T, tested here in the 65" version, represents the entry level series of the 8K range of the house Korean. We are talking about a mid-high-end QLED panel, with 7680 x 4320 resolution, four HDMI inputs and three USB ports and digital audio. LAN and Wi-Fi are present, as well as the possibility of using Bluetooth headphones. However, only one of the ports is HDMI 2.1.

The design is impressive: less thin than the top of the Samsung range (the dimensions are 144.79 x 83.09 x 2.52 cm), but still refined and ready for wall mounting. The included base weighs a good 7Kg and is solid enough to support the 24Kg of the panel.

On the hardware side, the Quantum 8K processor guarantees excellent responsiveness in the navigation of smart functions: on the other hand, the Tizen operating system is now a guarantee and allows you to easily associate the best-known digital assistants and use a large number of apps.

The Samsung design is confirmed as thin and elegant However, we do not want to bore you with too detailed specifications, so let's move on to talking about video games . The 2020 Samsung models have worked a lot on reducing input lag, the delay in responding to commands, with a value that averages 10ms in game mode. It then continues with the Dynamic Black Equalizer function, which adjusts the black level in the darkest areas of the image through a real-time analysis that makes it easier to identify targets and enemies. Game Motion Plus improves the detail of fast-moving images without significantly impacting input lag, while Game Surround Sound uses artificial intelligence to analyze sounds and reconstruct their position with more precision. Finally, AMD's FreeSync reduces tearing and stuttering problems.

The Samsung Q800T also looks good in the living room as a piece of furniture

Data sheet Samsung QLED Q800T 2020

Display: 65-inch QLED with 7680 x 4320 resolution Refresh rate: Up to 120Hz Response time: 10ms in game mode HDR: Quantum HDR 2000 Brightness: 1100 cd / m2 (HDR peak) Contrast: 1667: 1 ( native), 9186: 1 (local dimming) Antiglare: yes Connectivity: 4 x HDMI 2.0 (one of which 2.1) USB: 2 x USB Power supply: internal VESA support: yes, 400 x 300mm.

The test with PS5 and Xbox Series X

The screen with the details of the video output of PS5 Connecting PS5 and Xbox Series X to such a TV is therefore not a heresy : the general quality of the panel is excellent and guarantees a good gaming experience even in multiplayer games. On the other hand, the presence of the 8K resolution proved to be of little importance.

The Microsoft console, as well as the Sony one, in fact, do not send 8K output and reach a maximum up to 4K: in this way we will have a resolution of 4320p on the TV, but only thanks to the upscaling system integrated into the Samsung TV. A situation that also occurs with those games that render natively at a resolution higher than 4K: this is the case, for example, of Ori and the Wish of the Wisps, which uses a 6K resolution to then apply supersampling and reduce the antialiasing. The game also behaves the same on an 8K TV like the Q800T, with the difference that the signal rendered in 6K is brought to 4K by the Xbox and then upscaled to 8K by the TV.

As we said earlier, however , the tested screen does its job and thanks to the HDMI 2.1 input on the back it is able to take advantage of all the features of the new generation consoles. Except, we repeat, if you exclude the upscaling of the TV, it behaves exactly like a 4K TV. With all that that entails in terms of performance and overall image quality. Below is a table that summarizes what is possible with PS5 and Xbox Series X respectively.

Samsung QLED Q800T PlayStation 5 Xbox Series X Auto Low Latency Mode (ALLM) No Yes 4K @ 120Hz + HDR No Yes 4K @ 120Hz Yes Yes 4K @ 60Hz + HDR Yes Yes 1440p @ 120Hz No Yes 1080p @ 120Hz Yes Yes Variable Refresh Rate (VRR) No Yes

As you can see, Sony console does not yet support VRR, ALLM and resolution 1440p Quad HD, nor does it allow to activate HDR when rendering the image in 4K at 120Hz; the Microsoft console, on the other hand, proves to be much more versatile from this point of view.

All the TV inputs Overall, however, both consoles are confirmed to be deficient in terms of 8K support, one resolution still far from being exploited properly in console gaming, where even 4K is often reached with some compromises. But the future is upon us and we can't wait to find out if the new resolution will be taken into greater consideration already in this generation, perhaps with mid-gen consoles, or if we will have to wait for the next one.

Sottile and also pleasant to fix on the wall What do you think? Let us know in the comments below, while if you are interested in gaming screens you might find the announcement of the new Gigabyte AORUS 4K monitors for PC, PS5 and Xbox Series X interesting.

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