Performance
Features
Ergonomics
Value

PRICE $6,000


AT A GLANCE

Plus

Bright and punchy HDR
Excellent resolution
Stunning color

Minus

No Dolby Vision
Edge-lit instead of full-array backlight dimming


THE VERDICT

Samsung’s new top-of-the-line QLED flagship brings first-rate brightness, brilliant color, and crisp resolution to the Ultra HD party, but enthusiasts might notice its lack of a full-array, local dimming backlight.


Now that we’re awash in high dynamic range (HDR) material on Ultra HD Blu-ray, Samsung is determined to make the most of it with two new TVs, the 65-inch QN65Q9 reviewed here and the 75-inch QN75Q9 for buyers who prefer a bigger (and, at $10,000, pricier) set. Each has a screen that’s flat, not curved.