Designed with gamers in mind, Samsung’s new Q80B series of QLED TVs features Auto Low Latency Mode (ALLM), which automatically turns off the TV’s processing, allowing the optimized processor of your compatible gaming system (PlayStation 5 or Xbox Series X/S) to handle the workload of processing the image. This helps reduce input latency, keeping your button presses more in sync with what’s happening on screen. Of course, for movie and TV viewing, compatibility with HDR10, HDR10+, and HLG technologies provides vibrant color and enhanced brightness and contrast with compatible source content.
All models in the series also have Direct Full Array backlighting, which minimizes light leakage from bright to dark areas of the screen, providing enhanced contrast. The onboard Quantum Processor handles all the image processing, including 4K UHD upscaling. Quantum Dot technology uses a layer of photosensitive material that helps enhance color vibrancy and accuracy at all brightness levels. Building a surround sound system around the TV is easy with Q-Symphony, which enables the TV to work seamlessly with compatible Samsung Q-Series soundbars.
SpaceFit Sound helps you calibrate the sound for your space, providing a customized audio experience. You can even tweak the video quality in just a few minutes with Smart Calibration, which currently requires the Samsung Galaxy S21. EyeComfort Mode automatically adjusts blue light output on the TV to help reduce eye fatigue, so your TV bingeing or long gaming sessions aren’t as stressful on the eyes.
The Smart Hub helps you find the streaming services, movies, TV shows, and games you’re looking for quickly. SmartThings, Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, and Samsung Bixby compatibility let you control the TV via your existing virtual assistant ecosystem.
The 50" model is the starting point of the series, with Quantum HDR 8x, which enhances the quality of HDR imaging, and Object Tracking Sound Lite technology, which uses strategically placed behind-the-screen drivers to make it seem like sound effects are coming from the corresponding part of the image. The 50" model outputs up to 40W of audio power, making it well-suited for medium-sized rooms. The other four models in the series—55", 65", 75", and 85"—upgrade to Object Tracking Sound with 60W of total power.
The larger four versions of the Q80B provide an even better gaming experience with the addition of FreeSync Premium Pro, which further reduces latency and provides HDR gaming, and Variable Refresh Rate (VRR) technology, which helps reduce stuttering and tearing. Real Depth Enhancer increases foreground contrast, playing to how the human eye and brain perceive depth to create a more realistic image, particularly for nature shows and other real-life video.
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