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Samsung 55Q8C Curved (2017) Series

alaTest has collected and analyzed 107 reviews of Samsung 55Q8C Curved (2017) Series. The average rating for this product is 4.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the image quality and design. The remote control and durability are also appreciated. Many are less positive about the black level. Reviews are divided on the price.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Samsung 55Q8C Curved (2017) Series is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 95/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : S21 (s21.com)

Samsung QE55Q8C review

 

The Samsung QE55Q8C is a premium-build curved version of the Q7F. It uses identical QLED technology to produce amazingly bright, colourful images, and has a bigger sound system delivering 60W of total power. It's an amazing TV on every level, but its...

The Q8C is almost identical to the Q7F except that it's curved, with a premium all-metal build, and has a beefed-up audio system. We'd give it an easy 5 stars if it weren't for the vastly inflated price. You can buy last year's equivalent model, the...

May, 2017

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Expert review by : John Archer (trustedreviews.com)

Samsung QE55Q8C QLED

 

Samsung Q8C QLED review: Samsung's QLED technology meets a curved screen – with intriguing results.

Exceptionally bright, colourful HDR pictures ; Very watchable in ambient light ; Pretty design

It's rather expensive ; Backlight striping around stand-out bright HDR objects ; Banding with some HDR colour blends

Exaggerated backlight striping issues may be a distraction for dedicated home cinema fans. But for more casual users the Samsung QE55Q8C is a beautifully designed and uniquely talented TV that’s just about ‘out there’ enough to justify its £3000 price...

Nov, 2017

Expert review by : Steve May (t3.com)

Samsung Q8C review: 4K HDR QLED 55-incher is the best choice for those who still hanker for a curved TV

 

Samsung QE55Q8C is the best curved TV you can buy but it's far more than just an offbeat shape

Dazzling 4K HDR performance ; High quality finish

No Freeview Play ; No Dolby Vision HDR support

May, 2018

Expert review by : John Archer (techradar.com)

Samsung Q8C QLED TV (QE55Q8CAMT) review

 

Samsung's QLED goes curved with intriguing results

Bright, colorful pictures ; Beautiful design ; Good smart system ; Resilient to ambient light

It’s relatively expensive ; Curved screen is divisive ; Some backlight banding ; Limited viewing angle

Thanks to the combination of Samsung’s new ultra-bright, ultra-colourful QLED technology and some remarkable screen filtering, the Q8C’s pictures look amazing, even in a typical bright living room environment. That being said, those looking for the...

Nov, 2017

Expert review by (which.co.uk)

Samsung QE55Q8C review

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This is one of Samsung's top-of-the-range TVs for 2017. And while the price tag may be eye-watering, the curved QE55Q8C is suitably impressive. But can the performance live up to the stunning good looks of this TV? We took it to the Which? Test Lab to...

Aug, 2017

Consumer review (richersounds.com)

amaxing

 

can't fault it. At last a tv That can be watched in a conservatory.

Aug, 2018

Consumer review (richersounds.com)

Great everything!

 

Waited a while deciding on this TV. checked all over the web to be honest did see tv £70 cheaper online but there is no way that I would buy online and worry about WHAT HAPPENS IF. So I got from Richer sounds Edinburgh who have been there for years and...

Aug, 2018

Consumer review (richersounds.com)

Great image and sound

 

Really easy to set up. A choice of picture modes (I chose natural) and really good sound for such a slim TV. I however chose to route my sound through my Bose 5:1 system via the optical connection which is really easy to do and gives spectacularly good...

Jul, 2018

Consumer review (richersounds.com)

Most Awesomist Telly Dood.

 

Old TV died so decided to treat ourselves to a latest all singing and dancing one. Eventually after a few very helpful conversations with Richer Sounds, chose a QED55Q8C. Wow

Jul, 2018

Consumer review (richersounds.com)

Amazing Curved TV

 

Really happy with the quality of QLED. This is an upgrade from the U9000 series I had. The Q8 series is massively different in term of tech and clarity. The sound quality is very impressive too!

Jul, 2018

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio decoders:Dolby Digital / DTS / DTS,Dolby Digital
Audio decoding technologies:Dolby Digital Plus / Dolby Digital Pulse / DTS Premium Sound 5.1,Dolby Digital Plus
Audio system:4.2 / 4.2 ch
Auto volume leveler:Y / Yes
Built-in audio decoders:DTS,Dolby Digital
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes
Built-in subwoofer:Y / Yes
Multiroom audio technology:Samsung Multiroom Link
Number of loudspeakers:2
Number of Speakers:1 / 2
RMS rated power:60

Certificates

Certification:CE
Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified:Y
DLNA Certified: Yes
Energy Star certified:Y
RoHS compliance:Y

Design

Cable management:Y
Color of product:Metallic / Silver
Heavy metals free:Cd (cadmium)
Housing material:Metal / Steel
LED Indicators:Power
On/Off switch:Y
Peak luminance ratio:78
Product color:Metallic / Silver
VESA mounting:Y
VESA mounting interfaces:400 x 400

Display

3D:N
3D compatibility: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Color Depth:10
Display brightness:1500
Display curvature radius:165.4
Display Diagonal:54.6 / 55
Display Diagonal (metric):54.3
Display Resolution:3840 x 2160
Display Technology:QLED
Dynamic contrast ratio marketing name:Mega Contrast
HD type:4K Ultra HD
LED backlighting type:Edge-Lit LED
Motion interpolation frequency:200 / 240
Motion interpolation technology:Auto Motion Plus / Motion Rate 240 / PQI (Picture Quality Index)
PQI (Picture Quality Index):3200
Screen curvature:165.4
Screen format adjustments:4:3, 16:9
Screen shape:Curved
Supported graphics resolutions:3840 x 2160
Supported video modes:2160p / 720i,720p,1080i,1080p,2160p

Ergonomics

On/Off switch:Y / Yes
Smartphone remote support:Y
VESA mounting:Y
VESA mounting interfaces:400 x 400

Management Features

Auto power off:Y / Yes
Cable management:Y
ECO mode:Y
Electronic Program Guide (EPG):Y
Electronic Programme Guide (EPG): Yes
Motion control:Y
Number of OSD languages:27 / 3
On Screen Display (OSD):Y / Yes
On Screen Display (OSD) languages:English, Spanish, French / German, English, Spanish, French, Italian, Portuguese
Picture-in-Picture:Y / Yes
Smart modes:Game, Movie / Game, Movie, Natural / Game, Movie, Natural, Sports / Movie / Movie, Natural
Voice control:Y

Networking

Bluetooth:Y / Yes
Bluetooth profiles:HID
Browsing:Y / Yes
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Web browser:Y
Wi-Fi:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi Direct:Y / Yes

Operational Conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):10 - 80
Operating temperature (T-T):10 - 40
Storage relative humidity (H-H):5 - 95
Storage temperature (T-T):-20 - 45

Other Features

Dimming type:Supreme UHD

Packaging Content

Batteries included:Y / Yes
Cables included:AC / AC, Optical
Cleaning cloth:Y
Desktop stand:Y / Yes
E-manual:Y
Handheld remote control:Y / Yes
Manual:Y / Yes
Mounting kit:Y / Yes
Number of batteries supported:2
Remote Control Type:TM1790A
Warranty card:Y

Packaging Data

Package depth:32.8 / 7.28 / 8.27
Package height:32.8 / 37.8 / 7.28
Package weight:67.2
Package width:54.3 / 63.3

Performance

Audio formats supported:AAC, AIFF, ALAC, APE, FLAC, Mid, MIDI, MP3, MP4, OGG, WAV, WMA / AAC,AIFF,ALAC,APE,FLAC,MIDI,OGG,WAV,WMA
Auto Depth Enhancer:Y
ConnectShare (HDD):Y
ConnectShare (USB):Y
Digital Clean View:Y
Dimming type:Supreme UHD
Extended PVR:Y / Yes
Game mode:Y / Yes
HDMI Quick Switch:Y
High Dynamic Range Imaging (HDRI):Y
Image formats supported:JPG
Instant On:Y
Local dimming:Y / Yes
Logical Channel Number (LCN):Y
MBR support:Y
Motion control:Y
Parental Control:Y
Peak Illuminator Pro:Y
Picture processing technology:Samsung Auto Motion Plus,Samsung Contrast Enhancer,Samsung Q Colour,Samsung Q Contrast,Samsung Q Engine,Samsung Q Viewing Angle,Samsung Ultra Clean View / Samsung Auto Motion Plus,Samsung Q Colour,Samsung Q Contrast,Samsung Q Engine,Samsung Q Viewing Angle,Samsung Ultra Clean View / Samsung Q Colour,Samsung Q Contrast / Samsung Q Colour,Samsung Q Contrast,Samsung Q Engine
Processor cores:4
PurColor:N
Quantum dot color technology:Y
Satellite Channel Router (SatCR) compatible:Y
Subtitles function:Y / Yes
Teletext function:Y / Yes
USB recording:Y
Video compression formats:3GP,AVI,AVS,HEVC,MOV,MP4,MPEG,MPG,WMV / HEVC
Video formats supported:3GP,ASF,AVI,DIVX,FLV,H.263,H.264,H.265,M-JPEG,M2TS,MKV,MOV,MP4,MPEG,MPEG1,MPEG4-ASP,MPEG4-SP,MPG,MTS,RMVB,SVI,TP,TRP,TS,VOB,VP6,VP8,VP9,VRO,WEBM,WMV / DivX HD / DIVX,H.263,H.264,H.265,M-JPEG,MPEG1,MPEG2,MPEG4,MPEG4-ASP,MPEG4-SP,MVC,RV,VC-1,VP6,VP8,VP9,WMV7,WMV8,WMV9
Voice control:Y

Ports & interfaces

Audio Return Channel (ARC):Y / Yes
Common interface (CI):Y / Yes
Common interface Plus (CI+):Y / Yes
Common interface Plus (CI+) version:1.3
Consumer Electronics Control (CEC):Anynet+
Digital audio optical out:1
DVI port:N / No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
HDMI ports quantity:4
HDMI Quick Switch:Y
One Connect port:Y
PC in (D-Sub):N / No
RF ports quantity:1 / 3 / 4
RS-232C ports:1
USB 2.0 ports quantity:3

Power

AC input frequency:50/60
AC input voltage:110 - 120 / 220 - 240
Annual Energy Consumption:194
Energy efficiency class:B
Energy saving mode:Y
Power consumption (max):190 / 195
Power consumption (PowerSave):47.2
Power consumption (standby):0.5
Power consumption (typical):140 / 80

Smart TV

Hybrid Broadcast Broadband TV (HbbTV):Y
Hybrid Broadcast Broadband TV (HbbTV) version:1.5
Internet TV:Y / Yes
Lifestyle apps:Facebook, Samsung Billing, Samsung Smart View, Twitter / Samsung Smart View
Screen mirroring:Y
Smart modes:Game, Movie / Game, Movie, Natural, Sports
Smart TV:Y / Yes
Timeshift:Y / Yes
Video apps:NetFlix,YouTube

Technical Details

Dolby technologies:DTS,Dolby Digital Plus
Languages support:German, English, Spanish, French, Italian, Portuguese
LED backlight:Y / Yes
Power save mode:Y

TV Tuner

Auto channel search:Y / Yes
Digital signal format system:ATSC / DVB-C,DVB-S2 / DVB-C,DVB-S2,DVB-T / DVB-C,DVB-S2,DVB-T HD,DVB-T2 / DVB-C,DVB-S2,DVB-T2
Logical Channel Number (LCN):Y
Number of tuners:2
Satellite Channel Router (SatCR) compatible:Y
Tuner Type:Analog & digital / Digital
Twin tuner:Y

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:3.57 / 3.6 / 4.22
Depth (with stand):11.8 / 14.8
Height:27.7 / 27.8 / 32.6
Height (with stand):31 / 31.1 / 36.2
Package depth:32.8 / 7.28
Package height:32.8 / 7.28
Package weight:67.2
Package width:54.3
Weight:44.1
Weight with stand:51.1
Width:48.2 / 56.8
Width (with stand):48.2 / 56.8