Review: Samsung Q950R QLED 8K UHD Smart TV

Samsung Q950R

Guest blog by Stephen,

These days, when buying high-end televisions, customers are looking for an entertainment system that is both stylish and blends in to the home with minimal effort. The Samsung Q950RBTX series provides all of this and more, producing the best possible picture quality, smart content and style in one place.

The Q950R series comes in five sizes (ranging from 55” to 75”) and has a simplistic frame design that has been artfully crafted to look perfect from any angle. Fitting beautifully in every home, the stand is adjustable for the best layout possible and the no-gap wall mount (sold separately) enables you to effortlessly mount your QLED TV flush against the wall with little effort. This model also comes with a handy One Connect Box, which allows you to plug all of your devices into one unit placed out of sight, with only one 5m near-invisible cable running to the TV (a longer 15m cable can be purchased). This takes away the mass of wires and leaves you with a stylish minimalistic living space to enjoy. When not using the TV, Ambient Mode turns your TV into a decorative feature, displaying either your own photos or a design that blends into your existing décor making a blank screen a thing of the past.

Samsung Q950R stock image

Welcome a new era in extraordinary picture quality with the innovation of 8K technology. The Q950R series provides a stunning 8K display that draws you into the action wherever you are seated. You may worry that there is a lack of 8K content on our screens at the moment but, with the welcome addition of 8K AI up-scaling, you can watch your favourite shows and films in fantastic detail. This picture is even further enhanced by Samsung’s Q HDR4000 (HDR3000 on the 65”). These are the highest brightness levels of any TV to date, allowing you to see colour as it should be in the real world. Samsung describes it as 100% Colour Volume, where genuine cinematic colour is made from over a billion colours and shades. The lighting is also the best in Samsung’s range – Direct Full Array Elite x16. This allows exceptional viewing in all conditions and gives a perfect contrast of deeper blacks and captivating colour. Finally, the panel is classed as Ultra Black Elite, which is an amazing anti-reflective screen to prevent you from becoming distracted once again by light reflection.

Fully utilise Samsung’s smart features and harness full control of your TV! The premium remote control is sleek, stylish and versatile; removing the clutter of several remotes on your coffee table and including shortcut buttons for Netflix, Amazon Prime and Rakuten. Powered by Bixby, Samsung’s own intelligent assistant, you can use voice control to not only navigate your TV but also your home’s other smart features. You can also enjoy your favourite content on the main catch up services, including BBC iPlayer and ITV Hub among others, alongside the Apple TV and BT Sport apps which are also installed. In fact, you can entertain yourself for hours browsing the many great apps available to you.

Q950RBTX resolution, depth and contrast

Another feature that makes the Q950R an outstanding new range is the adaptive sounds feature, which ensures that the audio is perfected in every scene, no matter where you are watching it. It does this by analysing the acoustics in the room and adjusting the output depending on what type of show or movie you are watching. It should be noted that the Q950R series also features twin tuners, 4 HDMI ports, 3 USB ports, Bluetooth technology and Wi-Fi connectivity.

This premium, top of the range TV from Samsung gives you everything a person who strives to own the latest technology needs; a slick look, amazing picture quality, smart content and effortless controls, making it an easy purchase despite the price. A free, ten-year screen burn warranty supplied by Samsung* and a free 5-year warranty on the TV is an added bonus. For more information, visit us in-store for a friendly chat with our knowledgeable team or take a look online for our full product specifications.