All TV's are setup at the factory and are set at neutral settings across the board throughout the TV's range. You MUST know how to properly adjust each individual setting to optimize the picture quality!!
These settings are located under >Settings>Picture>Expert Settings, on the TV's menu. Don't be afraid to make some mistakes, this is how I learned! You can always hit factory reset and yes, start all over again!!
I know how to do this, I'm very experienced on tweaking TV's. Not to scare anyone, but this one took me the better part of 4 days to fine tune, but man, was it time well spent!!
I scanned different channels, waited patiently for facial close-ups, making adjustments, and basically got a good sampling of all types of TV viewing. Doing this, eliminates the need to make minor adjustments with certain programs occasionally.
I'm very discerning and picky when it comes to a TV's picture quality. Remember, this is only a one-time fine tuning!! Getting this picky only happens once, it won't be a constant hassle during your TV's lifespan.
I have dialed in this TV so well, it's like looking out my picture window at real life action, live. In some scenes the people look lifesize!! Wild!!
To the average viewer, you may not want to go as far as I did fine tuning your TV, but if you really want to experience the extreme level of excellence that this TV is most definitely capable of, you will find the time to take my advice and do it!!
I bought the 75 inch screen and mounted it on my living room wall like the masterpiece it is! I'm a firm Samsung believer, their quality and technology is top-notch and world-class!!
I bought a full-motion wall mount for my installation. It's rated for TV's up to 130lbs. With a full-motion mount, it makes connecting cables very easy. Just pull it out from the wall and turn it to the left, that's where the USB/HDMI ports are. You can easily get behind the TV by doing this.
If you need more USB/HDMI ports than are provided, you can buy splitter hubs to turn one port into 2, 3 or more. Just be sure they are 4K splitters.
Additionally, I recommend using a Bi-Directional splitter. It allows to either "input one" port, in to "2 output ports," or reverse it to "2 input ports," to "one output port.". (Depending on your specific needs.)
Note: If you're going to mount your TV on a wall, be sure to use a stud-finder to locate the wall studs. DO NOT mount your TV onto just drywall or paneling alone. My wall is thick pine paneling, drywall, and concrete block behind that.
I used a 8" concrete drill bit and lag-bolted the mount with lead concrete anchors, directly into solid concrete. It's not going anywhere anytime soon!!
I also bought a wireless keyboard and mouse so I can easily access the TV's internet capabilities. With Alexa included, I just say into the voice remote, "Alexa, open the internet." And she opens it to my home page.
This is just one example of what Alexa can do, the list is seemingly endless. If you have other smart devices in your home, they can be programmed into this TV and controlled by using Alexa as well.
Essentially this TV can act as the central hub of your Smart-home, assisted by Alexa.
As I write this review I am watching my big-screen as you would a computer monitor or smartphone screen and I have the Pandora music app pumping my favorite music thru my home stereo in the background.
For me, this online multi-combination is great for reading/writing emails, playing on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc, paying bills, shopping or just browsing the web.
And I would be remiss if I forgot to mention the voice remote!!
No more batteries to change out! This remote has an indoor solar panel on the back! Bout time someone thought of that! It also has USB charging if you prefer. Its slim design is simple to use and easy to learn.
I am simply blown away with this TV! I have it wired into my 1,000 watt per channel home stereo and I'm so glad I live in a cinder block house, not a glass one!! I'm waiting for the day I accidently blowout my picture window!!
The combination of the big-screen and my sound system is like sitting front and center at the movie theater. Extremely impressive!
For the price, (It was $1497 at the time I purchased this 2021 model,) this TV is an amazing deal if you can't afford the upper class models, such as the Q70's, Q80's or Q90's.
One hint for the not so tech savvy. You MUST upgrade your cable box/satellite service to 4K. This TV won't give you a 4K picture thru a cable or satellite box unless you do. Then check your cable box settings to make sure it configures correctly at boot-up and is set to 4K resolution.
This upgrade should include using 4K HDMI cables, NOT standard HDMI cables. So consult your cable or satellite service for what you will need to receive a true 4K (3840X2160) UHD picture.
One other hint: Double-check your cable box video setting to be sure it configures correctly! Some boxes, even though 4K, will default to standard HD (1080P) or even 720P. If this is the case with yours, scroll to the 2160P setting and lock your picture into 4K.
I have deep, rich blacks and bright, vivid colors that explode off the screen and come to life with true to life flesh tones as well. I can actually tell the difference between a person in a black suit and a person in a very dark blue one! This tells me my brightness and contrast levels are set perfectly.
Please don't judge this TV's picture quality by my cellphone pictures and short video! They truly don't do this TV justice. You have to see it in person, and just take my word for it that it's just absolutely incredible!
All in all, I am extremely happy with this purchase, and I am sure if you know what you're doing, you can set it up perfectly to your liking. Or if you can't, ask a techie friend you may have, we all know one or two!!