The most affordable of the 2021 QLED TV series from Samsung will therefore have six Ultra HD 4K references, the Samsung QE43Q60B (43'', 109 cm), Samsung QE50Q60B (50'', 127 cm), Samsung QE55Q60B (55'', 140cm), Samsung QE65Q60B (65'', 165cm), Samsung QE75Q60B (75'', 191cm) and Samsung QE85Q60B (85'', 216cm).
Main technical characteristics
Of course, all VA LCD panels from the QLED series display 10 bits on the counter (FRC Dithering 10 bits to be precise, or 10 bits simulated from an 8-bit panel). Like last year, these televisions use two types of diodes in the backlighting system (see our CES 20 news > Samsung QLED Q60T/Q70T and The Frame: Dual LED to improve contrast and color).
The former displaying a color temperature of 5,000°K and the others 20,000°K, allowing significant variations in color (cold or warm) to better match the nature of the displayed image. Thus, these TVs are able to adapt more easily and more effectively to the different content appearing on the screen. Of course, we also note the presence of real Quantum Dots nanocrystals for improved color performance in red and green tints, as well as an extended gamut.
Of course, HDR10/HDR10+ (High Dynamic Range) and HDR HLG compatibility is required here. Namely, Samsung Q60B TVs do not offer the One Connect box (all the connections are present at the back of the TV).
Samsung Q60B, Adaptive Sound
The OTS Lite sound section is obedience 2.0 and delivers a total power of 20 watts. For the rest, we find the Q-Symphony function. The latter consists, in the presence of a connected Samsung Q-Series 2020/2021/2022 soundbar, in taking advantage of the television speakers in addition to those of the soundbar to magnify the sound reproduction, its magnitude and its spatialization. .
Indeed, until now, when a soundbar is connected to a TV, the latter's speakers are then disconnected. With the Q-Symphony system signed Samsung, they remain active and largely contribute to the perceived audio improvement with a configuration up to 11.1.4 depending on the sound bar connected. And the demonstration we have witnessed truly demonstrates the effectiveness of the process and its relevance. Namely, if the soundbar is connected wirelessly to the television (via Wi-Fi), the management of Dolby Atmos soundtracks is of course also provided wirelessly.
Finally, the Adaptive Sound function is still able to adapt the audio settings of the TV in real time according to the image displayed.
LED Edge Local Dimming and 50 Hz LCD panel
Featuring an Edge Local Dimming LED backlighting system, the Samsung Q60B also incorporate a DVB-T2, DVB-C and DVB-S2 tuner, a 50 Hz obedience panel, the Supreme UHD Dimming process and an index of PQI 3100 fluidity. Finally, video processing is supported by the Quantum Processor Lite 4K processor.
Samsung Q60B, Minimum Input Lag
Without a doubt, Samsung 2022 QLED TVs will remain among the favorite televisions of video game players with unique capabilities: ALLM mode, Game Motion Plus mode to improve fluidity of movement via the TV's motion compensation system and very low Input Lag measured at around 10ms.
The new features dedicated to video game enthusiasts are not to be outdone with, in the presence of a connected PC, a new "game bar" 2.0 grouping together all the information in one place, allowing easy configuration and quickly the TV according to his desires (see photo above). This game bar also gives valuable information, for example the number of frames per second displayed on the screen.
With a PC connected, the Super Ultrawide GameView mode offers players the possibility of playing in different wide image ratios, 16/9 or 32/9 (see photo below), if the graphics card and the game allows it of course, with black bars (in which the game bar can be placed).
Samsung Q60B, Amazon Alexa, Bixby, Google Assistant and new Tizen
In 2022, the Tizen interface is radically changing for ever more advanced ergonomics on the one hand, to give pride of place to content on the other. Namely, Samsung is currently working with Internet service providers to develop IP TV applications allowing you to enjoy it directly from a Smart TV and eliminate the need for a TV decoder. Thus, Orange TV would be accessible with a Login/mdp like myCanal for example.
The Bixby voice assistant is still available, as are Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa. And it is possible to easily switch from one to the other via the menu. On the connectivity menu, we must mention the Wi-Fi 5 function, Bluetooth 5.2 and AirPlay 2 compatibility plus many communication features (Google Duo For example for video calls) or the possibility of working on these Microsoft documents via the Cloud on the TV screen.
Not to mention the new remote control, still solar-powered but capable, in 2022, of being recharged by RF (radiofrequency). Thus, the zappette takes advantage of your box's Wi-Fi to recharge constantly.
Samsung Q60B, Multiview function
And the Multiview function allows the simultaneous display of two contents through two windows on the screen: the first with the signal from a TV channel or a source connected to the TV, the second with the screen of a user's smartphone (see photo below). There are many display possibilities, from the classic PIP to having two adjacent windows. And to activate the Mirroring mode between a Samsung Galaxy smartphone and a Samsung Q60B TV, all you have to do, thanks to the Tap View function, is to touch the second with the first and that's it.
Samsung Q60B, connection detail
Traditionally, the connection has three HDMI CEC 2.0b inputs, one of which is MHL certified and another with the eARC function, two Fat32 and NTFS compatible USB Host ports, an Ethernet port plus a CI+ port and Canal Ready certification. There is also an optical output. Of course, HDCP 2.3 certification and HEVC compatibility are included.
Obviously, the following compatibilities are guaranteed: MP3 in audio; Mpeg2, Mpeg4, WMV, XviD and DivX (in SD as in HD with MKV or TS encapsulation) in video; Jpeg in picture. Just like the Filmmaker Mode, Wi-Fi, Screen Mirroring, UPnP (DLNA) and PVR Ready multimedia gateway functions, allowing the programs broadcast on the screen to be recorded directly on a USB key or an external hard drive connected to a USB port. Host. Last precision, these models integrate a Quad Core processor, are Fransat compatible and have a 2.0 sound section delivering a total power of 20 watts.
Immediate availability. Indicative prices: €799 for the Samsung QE43Q60A, €899 for the Samsung QE50Q60A, €999 for the Samsung QE55Q60A, €1,299 for the Samsung QE65Q60A, €1,999 for the Samsung QE75Q60A and €2,999 for the Samsung QE85Q60A.
Reminder of the key characteristics of Samsung Q60B TVs:
• 50 Hz panel
• LCD panel
• Ultra HD/4K panel
• 10-bit panel (8 bits + FRC)
• Processor: Quantum Processor Lite 4K (Quad Core)
• Wide Color Gamut function
• UPnP (DLNA) media gateway function
• eARC function
• Supreme UHD Dimming function
• Quantum HDR function
• Game Motion Plus function
• ALLM (Auto Low Latency Mode) function
• Dual LED function
• PQI 3100 function
• Adaptive Sound function
• OTS Lite function
• HDR10 and HDR HLG compatibility
• Dolby Digital Plus compatibility
• HDR10+ compatibility
• NTFS compatibility ( via USB)
• HEVC compatibility
• HBBTV compatibility
• Fransat compatibility
• Wi-Fi Direct compatibility
• Bluetooth 4.2 compatibility
• Wi-Fi compatibility Fi ac
• HDCP 2.3 compatibility
• Filmmaker Mode certification
• Outputs: 1 optical
• Inputs: 3 HDMI 2.0b including one with the ARC function, two Fat32 and NTFS compatible USB Host ports, an Ethernet port plus a CI+ port and Canal Ready certification
• Tizen Smart TV multimedia
• SmartThings multimedia
• iTunes multimedia
• AirPlay 2 multimedia
• Amazon Alexa multimedia
• Google Assistant multimedia
• Bixby 2 multimedia
• Digital Butler multimedia
• Google Duo multimedia
• Edge Local Dimming LED backlight system
• Input Lag: 10 ms
• DVB-T2 tuner
• DVB-C tuner
• DVB-S2 tuner
• Sound section: 2.0
• Power: 20 W
• Other: LED 5,000°K + LED 20,000°K (Dual LED), 100% Color Volume DCI-P3