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Samsung Buying Guide

It's that time of year when people spend more and more time at home and this year, people looking to upgrade their TVs are in for a treat. Having achieved record sales figures last year, as the majority of the world's population opted for a new home entertainment lifestyle, Samsung has been ahead of the game with many new products being launched, with a well-stocked research and development budget.

It's an exciting year on the TV side, the changes are huge so let me introduce you to the SAMSUNG 2021 range. Samsung has been the world's No. 1 seller for 16 years now, so you can see why here!

Common features :

  • The first thing that jumps out in 2021 is the lack of a wide rim around the edge of the TV. While Samsung, a few years ago, sought to win the bet of the thinnest TV in depth, the Korean company has since chosen to perfect what we really see, the front of the TV. This gives the illusion of a floating image in the room, which is a very aesthetic result...
  • The cheapest 2021 models will have 3 out of 4 "Ultra Thin" edges, while the top of the range will have a full edge without ANY* edges!
  • Another feature is The ultra user-friendly 6thgenerationTizen platform . It's been 6 years since Samsung adopted a standardised platform for its product range and the result is amazing, because no matter what model of TV you have, you'll always have the same menu, which makes it easier to use as you don't have to learn new menus every time you use a different device. Changing menus are still the bane of other manufacturers. As a bonus, if you have a Samsung tablet or smartphone, transferring images and video from one to the other will be a breeze...
  •  The high-powered processors used throughout the 2021 range guarantee unparalleled speed compared to the competition. There's no waiting, the menus open without delay! Speaking of menus, the content offered is staggering. In addition to the traditional Netflix, Crave or Apple TV, not to mention YouTube and Amazon Prime, Samsung offers free broadcasting with its SAMSUNG TV PLUS application where you can find Radio-Canada as well as other major networks, specialised channels and interesting film content. No charge and for life!
  • New 2021 processor: There will be two new processors, one for the entry level, the "Dynamic Crystal 4K" and one for the new flagship "neoQuantum 4K" as well as "neoQuantum 8K" with 16 neural networks (discussed below) for artificial intelligence colour management.
  • The entire range including The Frame will now be much slimmer and features an innovative, affordable wall mounting system that is fully supported against the wall!

RANGE 2021 :

AU8000 Series Crystal LED

Available sizes: 43" 50" 55" 65" 75'' 85''

The AU8000 series offers the same features as last year's 7000, with a few improvements:

  • Single remote control. You'll use just one remote to control everything. Control your compatible devices with the single remote. Plus, this remote, now in its 4th year on the market, works on Bluetooth so you don't have to aim it at the TV.
  • Voice control. At the touch of a button, you give the TV your commands and it does them. Perfect for Google or YouTube searches!
  • Google Home, Alexa and Bixby integrated. Never before has a smart TV been so smart!
  • Symphony Mode Q Basic (lite) This feature used to be reserved for more expensive models, but this year you can buy a Samsung soundbar and use it in sync with the TV speakers (2). This unique Samsung feature gives superior surround sound and richer everyday sound when you watch TV.

QLED 60 series 

Available sizes: 32'' 43'' 50" 55" 60'' 65" 75'' 85''

In 2021, Samsung has decided to offer its quantum box displays at better prices. This model will offer 100% colour rendering, which will allow you to have the absolute reality of the reproduced image.

Again this year, the matrix is lit by a dual LED system, one with an absolute white colour and the other with a warmer tint. This approach allows for brighter colours for the full tones, and more natural colours for the pastels.

New for 2021, all QLED and NEOQLED models offer a solar panel rechargeable remote control. No more remote control failures when you least expect it, and it's good for the environment!

On the minus side, this model uses the less powerful 4K Lite processor and runs at a speed of 120 motion rate which is the minimum. If you are a sports or gaming enthusiast, this model is less suitable.

QLED 72 series

Available sizes: 55" 65" 75'' 85'' 

       The following is added to the Q-60 series:

  • Motion rate 240. Fans of games, fast action series and sports will be pleased to know that from this series onwards, fast motion will be presented without loss of image definition!
  • Processor with full AI capabilities. The TV learns from your viewing and adapts its reproduction according to what you are generally watching. So you get a TV that is 100% adapted to your preferences with the best picture without having to adjust it... There's no stopping progress!
  • Full game mode. With the "Game Enhancement Tools+ VRR" feature set (FreeSync/G-SYNC), you'll have the ultimate experience of seeing everything accurately with stunning colours!
  • 4 HDMI inputs. The maximum number of inputs allowing you to connect everything without problems. One of the inputs is an HDMI 2.1 version allowing the higher data rate required by the new game consoles. 2 USBs complete this modern TV.
  • Screen mirror (formerly PIP). The TV screen allows you to watch two different sources at the same time with AirPlay 2, SmartView and Multi-View. You can adjust the volume of the screen you prefer and, unlike systems of the past, the second picture is very clear!
  • Adaptive sound +. The sound is equalised to improve the frequency response for a more beautiful musicality.
  • Ultimate UHD Dimming (2304 zones). Performance is enhanced with no less than 2304 zones of backlighting on the screen. The precision is there, while a great contrast is obtained which helps to better perceive the outline of objects or characters...
  • Adaptive speech sound. Depending on the noise in the room, the TV automatically enhances the sound of dialogue. This is a popular feature, especially for people with hearing loss.

QLED 80 series

Available sizes: 50" 55" 65" 75'' 85''

This model offers the best of Samsung and probably the entire market.

      To the Q-72 series, we add :

  • A direct matrix. Direct backlighting allows better control of image areas. The result is less light spillover between light and dark areas.
  • 12 X HDR dynamic range. The higher the contrast factor, the more vivid the image. For comparison, the 60 - 70 and 72 models are rated 1X
  • A real sound system. With 60 watts and 6 speakers, this television allows the following:
  • OTS For Object Tracking System. By placing the speakers around the back of the camera, an intelligent circuit analyses the objects in the image and simulates their sound movements!
  • Complete suite of the Q-Symphony. The Series 80 allows the full use of the Samsung soundbar surround system. The 6 speakers work in synergy to achieve even more nuance in the movement of the soundtrack. The sound is also very rich!
  • Full frequency response. By the presence of treble elements, you hear a phoneme worthy of an audio system, not a "dull" sound like more ordinary TVs...
  • 4 sides without frame. More aesthetically pleasing, the Series 80 and higher models do not have a border around the screen.


This is the new technology I was talking about at the beginning!

Samsung has achieved a tour de force by splitting the backlighting of the panel to achieve the deepest, most cut-out blacks, while controlling as much as possible the areas (now in the thousands) of illumination directly behind each dot.

In fact, the rear mini LEDs in direct position are 40 times smaller!

Two ranges are offered per series of 4K or 8K, one with and one without expert calibration at the factory. More on this below!

QN85 and QN90 4K series

    The common points:

  • Neo QLED 4K matrix with 1/40 mini LED.
  • Anti-glare screen. Superior to competitors including LED, Crystal and Oled technologies. In bright light or in front of a window, nothing stands in its way...
  • Ultra-black screen. Images have amazing contrast with extreme blacks as opposed to whites and very vivid colours. The light output (nits) is 2000 and even 4000 on 8K!
  • Quantum HDR 24X or 32 X image processor. With a hardware acceleration runtime of factor 24 for the QN85 and 32 for the QN90, reproduction errors are intercepted and eliminated. These kinds of details, rarely explained in brochures, make one TV more beautiful to watch than another. Samsung's best TVs offer this kind of performance...
  • New neural network artificial intelligence processor. Colour correction is now performed by an artificial intelligence circuit, which in the past used an internal comparison colour chart. By 2021, Samsung's QLED NEO TVs will incorporate the capability of chartless analysis. This is true artificial intelligence, as the brain of the device does not search a database, but rather makes its own conclusions based on the knowledge gained from its analysis...

  • Full LED array. In simple terms, the image takes its light source directly behind the dots or pixels forming the image. The result is a higher contrast image and faster performance. Another advantage is that the image is sharper, regardless of whether the scene is bright or dark.
  • Sound system with 6 speakers and 60 Watts R.M.S . It is possible to be satisfied with the sound system of this TV because it is so powerful, never seen before for a TV set...
  • Sound generated by tracking objects. The intelligent processor system tracks the image versus the sound and reproduces a surround effect based on the movement of objects in the image. For example, a car driving from left to right will have the sound from left to right accentuated!

  • Q Symphony. For the first time in TV history, SAMSUNG is offering a revolutionaryacoustic system . So if you buy a Samsung compatible 2021 sound bar, both the bar and the TV will use all their speakers together to create even more sound zones. Yes, simply put, the two will 'work' together!

QN 85 series.

Available sizes: 55" 65" 75'' 85''

QN 90 series

Available sizes: 43'' 50'' 55" 65" 75'' 85''

If you are one of those people who buy durable goods with the aim of keeping them for a very long time, this TV is for you. More expensive than the average, it offers no less than the same technologies as the brand's 8K TVs. (except 8K of course)

      To the QN85 series, we add :

  • Expert factory calibration. Expert factory calibration is a further stage in the manufacturing process. Once assembled, the TV goes through a "live" colour calibration stage. With a spectrometer measuring the qualities of the reproductions, your set is adjusted for the purest and most accurate performance possible. This type of adjustment is currently available on the aftermarket and will cost you between $300 and $500 to have the work done by a technician. Since it is done in the factory, the accuracy exceeds what many less equipped technicians can achieve.
  • 32X Ultimate HDR 4K Processor. The most powerful 4K image processor in 2021, for the ultimate in visual correction.
  • Ultra and Black Elite viewing angles. As well as being high contrast with deep blacks, this screen can be viewed from the side without any loss of image quality. You have to see it to believe it!
  • Full LED matrix. The highest performing, highest contrast panel in the series. With the most powerful processor control, the panel, or physical screen, will reproduce the slightest nuances in the image.
  • Ultimate UHD Dimming. With over 2304 lighting zones , all possibilities are covered! All potential shades are covered.
  • 8-speaker audio system. Simply put, basic TVs only have 2 speakers, the math is simple, it's another world!

QN800 and QN900 8K Series

      3 reasons to buy this kind of product:

  1. The 8K TV incorporates technologies that enable performance beyond what is required to reproduce 4K. As a result, you get an even better picture than most 4K TVs, because it takes performance to the next level.
  1. The longevity of technology means you can be sure that in 5 or 10 years' time, you won't be tempted to buy a new TV to get the performance of the past. Being ahead of the curve, your purchase will last longer.
  1. A proven technology. Samsung has been selling 8K TVs for almost 3 years. All the glitches have been solved so no worries.

       Common features of the QN800 and QN900 :

  • New artificial intelligence processor with 16 neural networks. Colour correction is now performed by an artificial intelligence circuit that in the past used an internal colour comparison chart. For 2021 Samsung's 8K QLED Neo TVs, incorporate the ability to analyse without a chart with 16 independent neural circuits. Only 4K neo QLEDs also use this principle, but the 8K TV is 16 times more powerful!
  • NEW! Ultra slim One Connect external connector box. The 8K models will again have the One Connect box to connect everything, including remote power. Unlike previous versions, the slim design of this box will allow it to be integrated behind your device on the wall, or hidden on the back of the stand if you place it on a piece of furniture. As always, it will be possible to hide it in a cabinet out of sight...

  • Combination of ultra-black, anti-glare and wide viewing angle screen. 8K TVs use the best panel Samsung makes. Full stop!
  • 7680 x 4320 (33 million pixels)
  • 4 HDMI 2.1 ports and 3 USB inputs. The USB ports on most TVs are 2.0 generation which do not allow for the full performance of the new gaming consoles and 8K rendering. The amount of data required by the new generation of gaming and future 8K set-top boxes is simply too much for the old 2.0...
  • Gaming Features: 8K 60 Hz, 4K 120 Hz, VRR, FreeSync Premium Pro, Automatic Game Mode (ALLM) + eARC, Ultra Wide Gaming Visual Experience (PC), Gaming Toolbar, Dynamic Black Equalizer

  • 8 K ambience mode. You can use the TV as a decorative display with relaxing or uplifting sound when you are not watching a programme. The picture is so defined that it looks 3D!
  • The best sound system on a TV. Sound is complete and moves like never before with 8 speakers and 70 watts on the QN800, and 10 speakers totalling 80 watts. The speakers are located at the back of the screen and allow OTS+ mode to be engaged with Q-Symphony soundbars, including the HW-Q800, HW-Q900, HW-Q950, all of which offer DOLBY ATMOS cinema sound.

QN 800 Series. More affordable 8K by 2021

Available sizes: 65" 75" 85"

QN900 Series. Top 8K for 2021

Available in: 65" 75" 85" format

  • Infinity screen (15 mm only) The infinity screen is familiar to owners of the brand's smartphones. It is distinguished by the fact that the image is flush, you can't see anything but the screen. 
  • NEW! Expert calibration on the 900 series Every TV set manufactured has a picture performance setting optimised to the design of the engineers who established the characteristics and performance for a particular model. However, the televisions that come off the assembly line are not exact clones of each other. This means that there are performance differences when they leave the box at the customer's premises. Some of us then choose to invest between $300 and $500 for an ISF calibration at home to perfect our images. The NEOQLED 900s get this custom factory calibration, one unit at a time. No need for after sales service, and besides, no one knows your TV better than the manufacturer!
  • Neo Quantum HDR 8K 64X Processor. The most powerful image processor in 2021, for the ultimate in visual correction.
  • The ultimate No Gap. It is only 15 mm thick. Mount it on the wall and you will have a screen of less than 1 inch thick leaning against your wall without any border thanks to the infinity screen! A beautiful piece of technology !

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