Samsung Releases New Q50R QLED 4K HDR TV

Samsung Q50R QLED 4K TV

QN32Q50RAFXZA 32” Class Smart UHD TV

Samsung recently added a new model to its popular QLED 4K TV lineup – the Q50R. This new model is only available in a 32” screen size.

This latest model has all the features of its larger Q Series counterparts and is ideal for anyone looking for Samsung’s QLED technology in a much smaller package.

Samsung’s QLED quantum dot color technology takes picture quality to a higher level allowing for a much broader color spectrum.

Features:

  • Samsung claims the Q50R covers up to 100% of the DCI-P3 color volume which technically means this display is capable of producing a wider range of colors at different brightness levels. The display also uses quantum dot LEDs to produce more intense and vibrant colors when compared to many other non-quantum dot displays
  • The Q50R is compatible with HDR10, HDR10+, and HLG HDR formats for extended picture contrast and brightness as well as a more vibrant color palette when viewing HDR content
  • Ultra Slim Array edge-lit LED backlighting: The Ultra Slim Array dynamically fine-tunes the deepness of the blacks, to the brightness of the whites, for a picture with great contrast
  • 4K UHD Processor: A powerful processor that optimizes the TV’s performance with 4K picture quality
  • Motion Rate 120 reduces or eliminates motion artifacts. (60Hz refresh rate)
  • OneRemote: Use the supplied remote control’s built-in microphone to access Samsung’s Smart Hub and Bixby, the TV’s built-in intelligent voice assistant. Bixby makes it easy to change channels, search for content, or even ask about the weather, using only your voice
  • Smart TV with Universal Guide: Samsung’s simple on-screen guide is an easy way to search and find streaming content and live TV shows
  • The Q50R works with Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa smart devices to control certain TV functions such as change channels, adjust the volume, control playback and more with just your voice
  • Built-in Apple AirPlay 2 allows wireless streaming from your iPhone, iPad, or Mac
  • Game Mode: Optimizes your gaming experience with minimal input lag
  • 20-watt 2 channel speaker system
Samsung Q50 Side View

Side View

Update: I recently ran across a review of the Q50R from a well-known online publication. I have listed what I consider key “pros” and “cons” performance results from this review that would be beneficial for prospective buyers.

Pros:

  • Decent overall picture quality
  • Great contrast and black levels
  • Very good color accuracy after calibration – very good wide color gamut
  • Excellent low input lag – approx. 10.0 ms with 1080p @ 60Hz and 4K @ 60Hz signals – great for gaming
  • Decent SDR (standard dynamic range) peak brightness
  • Decent motion blur handling
  • Good reflection handling
  • Good smart TV OS and interface

Cons:

  • Limited HDR peak brightness
  • Black uniformity reveals clouding in dark scenes
  • Contrast and color saturation loss at wide viewing angles
  • Motion artifacts such as motion judder with certain content and limited motion interpolation due to 60Hz panel
  • Mediocre sound quality

Connectivity:

  • 3 HDMI inputs
  • 2 USB inputs
  • 1 Digital optical output
  • 1 Component/composite input shared
  • 1 RF input for cable/satellite
  • 1 Ethernet input
  • 802.11ac built-in Wi-Fi
  • Bluetooth capability
  • Bluetooth headset support
  • Audio return channel (ARC)

 

Product dimensions:

With stand: (W x H x D) 28.5″ x 18.8″ x 6.1″

Without stand: (W x H x D) 28.5″ x 16.6″ x 1.2″

 

The Q50R is available now with a retail price of $499.99. See it now at the following retailers:

Amazon.com
Best Buy.com

Samsung Q50R

Updated on 10/7/2019

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