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[Amazon.ca] Samsung 75" Q80T 4K Ultra HD HDR Smart QLED TV (QN75Q80TAFXZC) [Canada Version] $2,798.00

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[Amazon.ca] Samsung 75" Q80T 4K Ultra HD HDR Smart QLED TV (QN75Q80TAFXZC) [Canada Version] $2,798.00

Samsung 75" Q80T is a 4K Ultra HD with HDR10+ support and full array local dimming with HDMI 2.1 support for gaming consoles.
Everywhere it's being sold for $3000 but Amazon has it for $200 off. Not much of a discount but still the lowest price in the market at the moment if anyone interested in this TV.

It's also rated decently by rtings:
https://www.rtings.com/tv/reviews/samsung/q80-q80t-qled
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Nov 5, 2019
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It’s a great tv but Samsung really should accept that Dolby Vision is the standard for higher end HDR.
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I am always hesitant to order such a big purchase from third party
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Nov 25, 2012
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Hopefully this drops below 2k since new TV will be rolling out soon
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Lebon1 wrote: It’s a great tv but Samsung really should accept that Dolby Vision is the standard for higher end HDR.
Samsung is too arrogant for that. Just like with OLED. Trying to co-opt SUHD which was informally what 8K was called. Then pushing QLED as if it was something completely different from LED-LCD etc. Dolby Vision is the standard but they don't want anything to do with royalties or licensing so they pushing this HDR10+, won't embrace OLED, and now trying to push Micro LED.

The Q80T isn't even that great of a tv. It is behind last years Q70R in some aspects. I've seen Samsung start to middle it's tvs since 2017 onwards. Now you have even sets like the Q90T or Q850T barely sustain over 1000 nits of brightness, something their Q9FN could do.

I do think this is a good price though, especially if HDMI 2.1 and gaming is your forte, but I like Android TV for the apps now and supposedly this year all Android TV will be Google TV like the new chromecast. Can't even get Twitch and other things.

This TV has no one connect box, and nit brightness is 400-700ish nits depending. Very substandard for Samsung which easily can do more and used to be able to do 1100-1500 nits in their higher end televisions. With that kind of low brightness, the advantages versus OLED diminish to where you wonder why you're paying a premium for? The potential to not have screen burn in? Lot of folka going on 3-4 years of OLED ownership and it is nowhere near what it was compared to Rear-Projos or Plasma.
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Harold91 wrote: Samsung is too arrogant for that. Just like with OLED. Trying to co-opt SUHD which was informally what 8K was called. Then pushing QLED as if it was something completely different from LED-LCD etc. Dolby Vision is the standard but they don't want anything to do with royalties or licensing so they pushing this HDR10+, won't embrace OLED, and now trying to push Micro LED.

The Q80T isn't even that great of a tv. It is behind last years Q70R in some aspects. I've seen Samsung start to middle it's tvs since 2017 onwards. Now you have even sets like the Q90T or Q850T barely sustain over 1000 nits of brightness, something their Q9FN could do.

I do think this is a good price though, especially if HDMI 2.1 and gaming is your forte, but I like Android TV for the apps now and supposedly this year all Android TV will be Google TV like the new chromecast. Can't even get Twitch and other things.

This TV has no one connect box, and nit brightness is 400-700ish nits depending. Very substandard for Samsung which easily can do more and used to be able to do 1100-1500 nits in their higher end televisions. With that kind of low brightness, the advantages versus OLED diminish to where you wonder why you're paying a premium for? The potential to not have screen burn in? Lot of folka going on 3-4 years of OLED ownership and it is nowhere near what it was compared to Rear-Projos or Plasma.
So what is your recommandations?
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Realistically how much will this drop when the new 2021 models drop?

Anywhere near 2K?
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TCL 75 inch S533 from Costco is on for $1299 if you want a great tv for less than half the price....
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I have the 2019 variant of this (Q70R) and the picture quality is phenomenal. Always get compliments about how amazing it looks.
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Just got the 55 version for 1499. 98+tx

I'm just concerned it's sold by "TELETIME SUPERSTORES"
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Broskah wrote: Realistically how much will this drop when the new 2021 models drop?

Anywhere near 2K?
Dont get yourhopes up, even the previous model 75" q70 isn't close to low $2000.
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chris778 wrote: I am always hesitant to order such a big purchase from third party
I didn't realize it's 3rd party. Yes it's a bit of concern.
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Getting q70 75”for around 1700 at local gta store new , not refurbished. Is this a good deal or what ?
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scroll down and select the seller to amazon.

i can add to cart successfully as screenshot below, ship & sold by amazon.ca
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chris778 wrote: I am always hesitant to order such a big purchase from third party
lelovila wrote: Just got the 55 version for 1499. 98+tx

I'm just concerned it's sold by "TELETIME SUPERSTORES"
iverson wrote:
I didn't realize it's 3rd party. Yes it's a bit of concern.

scroll down and select the seller to amazon.

i can add to cart successfully as screenshot below, ship & sold by amazon.ca
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Dec 23, 2011
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The brightness, reflection and viewing angles are a notch above Sony X950H in the same price category. If you have a bright room, go for this one.
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The 55” and 65” are also on sale. I got the 55” for $1499 which matches the amazon.ca historical low according to 3xcamel.

I had the Sony 900h before this (returned) and the reflection handling was awful. I have a very bright room and according to all reviews out there this Samsung is top notch in that regard. A TV can be half the price of something else, but if you can’t watch it because all you see are reflections then what’s the point...

Should arrive this week, hopefully it is as good as the reviews state.
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I got an open box 65" from Best Buy for $1,499. It came with stains all over the screen and glue marks which are visible during the day light. I am returning it and getting a brand new one from the local visions store and expecting to pay less than $1,800 for a brand new 65".
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Adamska wrote: I got an open box 65" from Best Buy for $1,499. It came with stains all over the screen and glue marks which are visible during the day light. I am returning it and getting a brand new one from the local visions store and expecting to pay less than $1,800 for a brand new 65".
It's a shame Best Buy's geek squad certified is a joke. They always speak very highly of geek squad when trying to sell you extended warranty or calibration services. Frankly I don't have much confidence in geek squad.

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