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What can I watch in 8K? All about Samsung AI upscaling on Q900R

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Samsung, 8K tv, Q900R, review, ambient mode, upscalingSamsung’s newest TV technology is 8K resolution.

The 2019 Samsung Q900R 8K QLED TV has four times more pixels than even the breathtakingly sharp and realistic 4K TVs that are on the market now. This TV is designed to give you way more detail in the video; better and more realistic textures, like individual hairs, grains of sand and no colour banding.

Samsung 8K QLED Q900R TV

Samsung QLED 8K is the first in marketplace to offer 33 million pixels of viewing experience. But naturally you might be wondering about what kind of content is available in 8K, to justify getting this fancy new TV? Great question, and the honest answer is, pretty much nothing.

So why would you invest in an 8K TV then? There’s a few reasons you might want to adopt 8K now. (Click here to read the full review of the Samsung Q900R 8K TV.)

What can I watch in 8K now?

For one, consumers are buying consistently larger and larger TVs as prices come down and technology improves. We’re now using them to fill our spaces, to become full entertainment portals for TV viewing, movie night and immersive gaming.

As TVs get bigger, the resolution has to improve, or else your getting a mediocre quality video picture that would look more pixel-y the closer you sit. While 4K has brought that viewing experience a long way, 8K takes it to another level. Even up close on an 8K TV—literally inches away— you can’t see the pixels. That means you can sit closer than your mother ever wanted you to sit to the TV and still enjoy super clarity. Whether you want to feel like the video on screen is filling your field of view, or that you’re right in there with that video game, you can get up close with your content with an 8K TV.

Is Samsung 8K good for gamers?

samsung upscaling, 8K

By the way, if you’re wondering if this TV is good for gamers, the answer is a definite yes. The TV will upscale your video game content too. Plus it’s got two other features built with gamers in mind.

This blog was written for Best Buy Canada’s blog. Please support the work I do with them, by reading the rest of it there.

Erin L

Erin L

I'm a journalist, tech blogger, writer, TV producer, silversmith& jewelry designer, foodie and world traveler. I blog, write for publications, and supply freelance writing services to Calgary, and the world.

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