Samsung Q900TS vs Q900 (Q900R) Similarities & Differences




When we talk about 8K UHD TV in 2020, we should mention Samsung Q900TS and Q900 (Q900R) as two options that we can consider. Samsung Q900TS comes as part of Samsung’s 2020 TV lineup while Samsung Q900 was released as part of Samsung’s 2019 TV lineup. Samsung Q900TS comes with 3 screen size options : 85-Inch (QN85Q900TSFXZA), 75-Inch (QN75Q900TSFXZA) and 65-Inch (QN65Q900TSFXZA) while Samsung Q900 was released with 6 screen size options : 98-Inch (QN98Q900RBFXZA), 85-Inch (QN85Q900RAFXZA), 82-Inch (QN82Q900RBFXZA), 75-Inch (QN75Q900RBFXZA), 65-Inch (QN65Q900RBFXZA) and 55-Inch (QN55Q900RBFXZA). Should you choose the new Samsung Q900TS? It’s a good idea to talk about similarities and differences between Samsung Q900TS and Q900 before we can find whether Samsung Q9000TS is the new model that you should choose.

Samsung Q900TS and Q900 Similarities

Both of Samsung Q900TS and Q900 are introduced by Samsung as QLED 8K UHD TV model although they indeed come from different lineup year. Before we talk more about their differences, let’s take a look at their table of similarities below.

Samsung Q900TS  Samsung Q900
Introduced 2020 2020
Brand Samsung Samsung
Display Technology LED LED
Backlight Type Full Array LED Full Array LED
Dimming Technology Local Dimming Local Dimming
Resolution 8K UHD 8K UHD
Upscaling Technology 8K AI Upscaling 8K AI Upscaling
Ultra Viewing Angle YES YES
Color Technology Quantum Dot Color Quantum Dot Color
HDR Support
  • HDR
  • HLG
  • HDR10+
  • HDR
  • HLG
  • HDR10+
Picture Processor Quantum Processor 8K Quantum Processor 8K
Motion Technology Motion Rate 240 Motion Rate 240
Gaming Technology Real Game Enhancer+ Real Game Enhancer
Smart TV Platform Smart Hub powered by TIZEN Smart Hub powered by TIZEN
Google Assistant & Amazon Alexa Compatible Compatible
Remote Control Smart Remote (TM2050C) Smart Remote (TM1950C)
Wireless 802.11ac 802.11ac

 

Samsung Q900TS

Samsung Q900TS

Let’s talk more about similarities of Samsung Q900TS and Q900 based on their table of similarities above.

1. 8K AI Upscaling with Ultra Viewing Angle

Both of Samsung Q900TS and Q900 come with 8K UHD resolution that completed with 8K AI Upscaling. 8K UHD resolution is able to bring excellent picture clarity, but we can find that 8K UHD contents are still limited. That’s way both of Samsung Q900TS and Q900 come with 8K AI Upscaling to bring non 8K contents into near 8K picture quality. We can also find that Ultra Viewing Angle is integrated with both Samsung Q900TS and Q900 to allow us enjoy accurate details from any side viewing angle.

2. Full Array Local Dimming with Quantum Dot Color

We can find that Samsung Q900TS and Q900 come with Full Array Local Dimming backlight. Full Array Local Dimming backlight is able to bring vibrant contrast between the bright and dark area of the picture. We can also find that both of those two TVs come with similar Quantum Dot Color. Quantum Dot Color allows us to enjoy rich and accurate color details since they can brings 100% color volume to the TV screen.

3. HDR Support and Picture Processor

We can enjoy enhanced details and expanded contrast from wide range of HDR contents on the screen of Samsung Q900TS and Q900 since they both already support HDR10, HDR10+ and HLG with Quantum HDR technology. We can also find that the color, clarity and contrast of the picture delivered on the 8K UHD screen of Samsung Q900TS and Q900 are optimized by Quantum Processor 8K that integrated as the picture processor of those two TVs.

4. Motion and Gaming Technology

The motion rate that integrated with Samsung Q900TS and Q900 are similar. They both come with Motion Rate 240 that based on 120Hz native refresh rate. Motion Rate 240 is able to bring fluid motion images from our favorite action movies and sports. We can also find that Real Game Enhancer is installed on top of Motion Rate 240 of those two TVs to bring more immersive gaming experience. Their Real Game Enhancer version are slightly different. Samsung Q900TS comes with Real Game Enhancer+ while Samsung Q900 comes with Real Game Enhancer. Although they are slightly different, but we can find that both of those two version are able to bring immersive gaming experience with minimum input lag.

5. Smart TV Platform & Remote Control

Smart Hub that powered by TIZEN is installed on both of Samsung Q900TS and Q900 as their Smart TV platform. Smart Hub is able to bring wide range of premium entertainment with 802.11ac wireless that provide fast internet connection for those two TVs. Since it’s powered by TIZEN OS, we can also run wide collection of TIZEN OS on the screen of those two TVs. Both of Samsung Q900TS and Q900S comes with smart remote although they come with slightly different remote model. Samsung Q900TS as part of Samsung’s 2020 TV lineup comes with TM2050C smart remote while Samsung Q900 comes with TM1950C smart remote. They both can work as samsung OneRemote to control the TV and other connected devices. We can also control those two TVs with Google Assistant, Amazon Alexa and Bixby since they are already supported.

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Samsung Q900TS and Q900 Differences

Besides a number of similarities that we have talked before, we can also find that there are few differences between Samsung Q900TS and Q900. Before we can talk more about their differences, let’s take a look at the table of differences below to see the different specs and features of Samsung Q900TS and Q900.

Samsung Q900TS Samsung Q900
Backlight Technology Direct Full Array 32X Direct Full Array 16X
Infinity Screen YES NO
HDR Technology Quantum HDR 32X Quantum HDR 24X
Sound Technology
  • 4.2.2Ch 70W
  • Object Tracking Sound
  • Dolby Audio
  • 4.2Ch 60W
  • Dolby Audio
HDMI/USB 4/2 4/3
Price More Expensive Less Expensive
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Samsung Q900

Samsung Q900

Based on the table of differences above, we can talk more about the differences of Samsung Q900TS and Q900.

1. Backlight Technology

While both of Samsung Q900TS and Q900 come with Full Array Local Dimming backlight, we can find that the Full Array Local Dimming backlight installed on those two TVs are actually different. Samsung Q900TS comes with Direct Full Array 32X while Samsung Q900 comes with Direct Full Array 16X. Direct Full Array 32X is more advanced version of Full Array Local Dimming backlight that can brings better contrast vibrancy with deeper blacks and brighter whites on the screen of Samsung Q900TS.

2. Infinity Screen

Samsung Q900TS comes with infinite screen that allows us to enjoy edge-to-edge viewing experience. With nearly-invisible frame, you can take your watching experience to the next level as you can focus on your favorite TV shows without any distraction from the bezel.

3. HDR Technology

We can find that both of Samsung Q900TS and Q900 come with Quantum HDR that support HDR10, HDR10+ and HLG. But their version of Quantum HDR are actually different. Samsung Q900TS comes with Quantum HDR 32X while Samsung Q900 comes with Quantum HDR 24X. Quantum HDR 32X is more advanced Quantum HDR version than Quantum HDR 24X so that we can enjoy better HDR result on the screen of Samsung Q900TS than Samsung Q900.

4. Sound Technology

The speaker system of Samsung Q900TS and Q900 are different. Samsung Q900TS comes with 4.2.2Ch 70W speaker system while Samsung Q900 comes with 4.2Ch 60W speaker system. 4.2.2Ch 70W speaker system of Samsung Q900TS is also powered by Object Tracking Sound. Object Tracking Sound that combined with 4.2.2Ch 70W speaker is able to bring more realistic 3D sound as It can tracks every motion on the screen.

5. Price

If we look at the price of Samsung Q900TS and Q900, we can find that Samsung Q900TS is usually offered at the higher price than Samsung Q900. What about their price difference? To find out the latest price difference between Samsung Q900TS and Q900, we need to check their latest price since TV prices often change from time to time.

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Should You Choose the New Samsung Q900TS?

We can find that there are few better specs and features on Samsung Q900TS that comes as the newer model than Samsung Q900. Should you choose the new Samsung Q900TS? Samsung Q900TS is basically the model that you should choose if you don’t mind to spend more. We can enjoy better contrast vibrancy and HDR result since It comes with better Full Array Local Dimming backlight and Quantum HDR. We can also enjoy Edge-to-Edge Viewing experience and better sound quality with infinity screen and Object Tracking Sound.

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Samsung Q900 is a good alternative choice of Samsung Q900TS. It’s the model that you should consider if you have more limited budget for your Samsung 8K UHD TV. It indeed comes with less advanced Direct Full Array and Quantum HDR version but we can find that Samsung Q900 is still able to deliver excellent picture and HDR result with Direct Full Array 16X and Quantum HDR 24X. We can also enjoy excellent picture quality on the screen of Samsung Q900 although It doesn’t come with infinity screen. If you are not satisfied with the sound delivered by 4.2Ch 60W speaker system of Samsung Q900, you can also attach additional soundbar to enjoy more powerful surround sound from this TV.

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