When Samsung released its first 8K TVs way back in 2018, it was to little fanfare, and they were very, very expensive. The new QN900B is still pretty pricey, but it’s a bit more affordable than its predecessors and packed with enough premium features to justify the high price tag. Since native 8K resolution hasn’t hit streaming services, broadcast TV, or even video games just yet, the best way to get the most out of this TV is to take advantage of the updated processor’s upscaling capabilities. The chip uses 20 neural networks to analyze shows and movies scene-by-scene and provide the cleanest, clearest picture possible. It also has a max refresh rate of 144Hz, putting it on par with high-end gaming PC monitors; and you’ll need that high refresh rate if you plan on watching action movies or shows and playing video games to reduce motion blur that can muddle fine details. The QN900B comes in screen sizes from 65 to 85 inches so you can find a version that best fits your space, and it uses Samsung’s Neo QLED technology to produce up to 100 percent of the DCI-P3 color spectrum; and with the companion calibration app, you can get professional-quality fine-tuning so you get the most consistent color volume possible.
The integrated speakers work with Samsung’s object tracking sound pro feature as well as Dolby Atmos for virtual surround sound, or you can connect a compatible Samsung soundbar for Q Symphony which uses both the soundbar and TV speakers for surround sound audio. If you worry about keeping your home theater or living room organized, you can use a single cord to connect all of your playback devices and game consoles via Samsung’s OneConnect; this is a small device that is similar to an HDMI switch, allowing you to plug in all of your playback devices into a single unit that tucks out of the way for a cleaner-looking entertainment center. With the multi-view feature, you can watch up to 4 separate video sources at once, which is great for sports fans trying to keep up with tournaments or gamers who want to follow a walkthrough video for a tricky boss or puzzle section.