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2018 Samsung Q6FN QLED Smart TV

2018 Samsung Q6FN QLED Smart TV

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The Samsung Q6FN is a solid option for anyone looking for a serious upgrade to their TV set. This UHD 6 Series model offers a great picture with its wide color gamut and insanely high native contrast ratio all while still managing to have a low response for quick moving content types. The smooth picture is maintained well thanks to its ability to interpolate all content levels and that fact that if offers variable refresh rate support. It can also get bright which is very nice for fighting glares or preventing reflections. Additionally,the Q6FN also has a low input lag which is ideal for video games. Though you will need ‘Game Mode’ enabled to properly lower the input lag. Though, some issues are its narrow viewing angle (which VA panels are known for) and it poor local dimming features which experience too much blooming to consider actually enabling a settings higher than ‘Low’.

Preferred Usage

As with other 6 Series smart TVs, the Q6FN is built for a mixed range of uses. These will include movies, TV shows, sports, and video games.

Video Games
PC Monitor
Movies
Sports
TV Shows

Available Sizes

Currently the Samsung UHD 6 Series variants only offer four sizes. There is also a 49 inch version looking to be available soon.

Picture Value

Although the Q6FN experiences some issues with its local dimming features, the native contrast ratio is high enough to help the TV look good in both dark and bright rooms. Many people have asked me about the “Dirty Screen Effect” and, yes, Q6FN has a little bit of this effect, but nothing too noticeable or worrisome. On the other hand, the input upscaling looks ideal and the color gamut is very wide even despite the fallout it has. In the end, if you’re interested in a smart TV for its picture quality, the Samsung Q6FN should be a consideration of yours.

Contrast Ratio

  • Contrast Ratio: ~6500:1
  • Bottom Line: Great

I found the Q6FN to perform as well as the other 6 Series options from Samsung. The high contrast ratio means that scenes will look distinct and then retain that clarity in both dark or light rooms. For consistent viewing experiences, this is especially crucial.

Local Dimming

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  • Local Dimming: Yes
  • Backlight: Edge-lit
  • Bottom Line: Insanely poor

The Samsung Q6FN has very poor local dimming features. It blooms entirely too much and obstructs the intentions of the original picture. I recommend you set it to ‘Low’ since there are no options to actually turn it off unless you enter the service menus

Viewing Angle

  • Viewing Angle:~28°
  • Bottom Line: Nearly Perfect

As with other QLED smart TVs, the Q6FN has a rather poor viewing angle. This is also expected of a VA (vertically aligned) panel inside of a television. Though, the picture is good on the Q6FN, I wouldn’t recommend it if you plan to use it where people are sitting off the the side too far.

Input Upscaling

pixel comparisons

  • 480p: Quite good.
  • 720p: No issues.
  • 1080p:. Clear content and no apparent issues.
  • 4K: Content is perfect.
  • Bottom Line: Great

SDR and UHD content looks great with little no issues on he Samsung Q6FN.

Color Gamut

DCI P3 Color Space

  • DCI P3 xy: ~90%
  • DCI P3 uv: ~95%

Rec 2020 Color Space

  • Rec 2020 xy: ~70%
  • Rec 2020 uv: ~75%
  • Wide Color Gamut:  Yes
  • Bottom Line: Great

The representation of cyan, green and yellow colors in the Q6FN color gamut is not accurate as it is with other colors. Aside from that it performs well and brings nicely saturated color out through the screen. This combined with the high brightness of QLED TVs make HDR scenes look splendid on the Q6FN.

Motion Handling

The Samsung Q6FN has easily the best handle over motion compared to other 6 Series variants. Granted, this particular 6 Series UHD TV is a bit more advanced. It offers a variable refresh rate on top of its native 120 Hz refersh rate which is great for any kind of scene or content on screen. The 120 Hz refresh rate offers both full 24p playback and motion interpolation support. This couples well with the low response time which prevents eye tracking on the Q6FN.

Motion Blur

  • Response Time: ~11 ms
  • Bottom Line: Good

Here the Q6FN competed well with other 2018 Samsung smart TVs. The low response time allows for a smoother picture without actually effecting the frames that are being queued.

24p Playback

  • 24pYes
  • 24p via 60pYes
  • 24p via 60iYes
  • Bottom Line: Ideal

The ‘Real Cinema‘ option needs to be turned on, and ‘TrueMotion‘ must be set to ‘User‘ while both the ‘De-Judder‘ and ‘De-Blur‘ sliders set to zero. Once this criteria is met on the LG E8, 24p content will have the inherent judder removed. Though, when BFI is enable, the judder will not be removed.

Motion Interpolation

  • 30 FPS: Yes
  • 60 FPS: Yes
  • Soap Opera Effect: Yes
  • Bottom Line: Great

With my Samsung Q6FN TV review, I found the motion interpolation to be quite good. Though as with any other smart TV, there will be some artifacts that present themselves when you least expect it. I do not recommend these settings be enabled, but below are the needed menu options to activate them. Also note, th e 49 inch version can only interpolate 60 fps content as it only ha a 60 Hz refresh rate.

Auto Motion Plus‘ to ‘Custom‘. Then you’ll notice the ‘Judder Reduction‘ slider can be adjusted. This is for low frame rate content, and the ‘Blur Reduction‘ slider is to help clear up motion on 60 fps content. Otherwise you’ll just need to move them around until you’re satisfied with the picture.

Variable Refresh Rates

  • Native Refresh Rate: 120 Hz
  • Variable Refresh Rate: FreeSync
  • 4K VRR Range: 49-60 Hz
  • 1080p VRR Range: <20-120 Hz
  • VRR Supported Connectors: HDMI

On the Q6FN you’ll need to turn on ‘Game Mode’ and then activate the ‘FreeSync’ options. Both 1080p and 4K ranges seem good, but 4K is a tad smaller than you’d want if you’re targeting specific targets. Though many types of content is 60 FPS which is supported.

I used an Xbox One X for console and an ASUS Radeon RX Vega 64 for PC testing.

Inputs

Sometimes the most satisfying part of a smart TV, isn’t the great picture, but the feeling you get once you manage all of the TV’s cables. It could also be the low input you notice when you play video games or maybe the long list of features you know the Q6FN supports. In reality all of is true with this UHD 6 Series TV.The variety of inputs is good, the input lag is very low, chroma subsampling is great with the FreeSynvc options, and it supports HDR10+ and HLG signals. Some great stuff here from the Samsung Q6FN.

All Inputs

  • HDMI : 4
  • USB : 2
  • Digital Optical Audio Out : 1
  • Tuner (Cable/Ant) : 1
  • Ethernet : 1

There is a good number of inputs that means you can connect all kinds of devices at once, and there is no OneConnect box so you can manage the cables yourself which is actually satisfying.

Supported Resolutions

  • 1080p @ 60Hz @ 4:4:4: Yes
  • 1080p @ 120Hz: Yes
  • 1440 @ 120Hz: Yes
  • 4k @ 30Hz @ 4:4:4: Yes
  • 4k @ 60Hz: Yes
  • 4k @ 60Hz @ 4:4:4: Yes
  • Bottom Line: Great

The most requested resolutions are supported by the Samsung Q6FN. As with other QLED TVs, you need to set the input label to ‘PC’ and then enable ‘HDMI UHD Color’. Otherwise 1080p @ 120 Hz has native support.

VESA Pattern

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  • QN55Q6FN: 200×200 mm
  • QN65Q6FN: 400×400 mm
  • QN75Q6FN: 400×400 mm
  • QN82Q6FN: 600×400 mm

Input Lag

  • Best Input Lag: ~15 ms
  • Bottom Line: Good

Considering the other great metrics of the Samsung Q6FN, it makes a case as one of the best smart TVs of 2018 with its low input lag. There’s just about nothing this 6 Series television cannot do..

Input Features

  • HDR10: Yes
  • Dolby Vision: No
  • 5.1 ARC Dolby Digital: Yes
  • 5.1 Passthrough ARC DTS: No
  • 5.1 Optical Dolby Digital: Yes
  • 5.1 Optical DTS: No
  • ARC: Yes (HDMI 4)

Dolby Vision is not supported, but both HDR10 and HLG signals are. So it’s a win in the end with my Samsung Q6FN TV review.

Smart Features

The Samsung Q6FN runs the 2018 Tizen operating system. It works for all the typical smart TV features, but there are some drawbacks with the most recent updates. There are currently too many animations for even the smallest setting adjustment and then those same animations lag or experiences a “frame drop” as the industry calls it. Coupled with the long path you need to follow to actually get to the settings you’re interested in makes for an average user experience. Though, with that aside it works quite well with all of the downloadable applications, smart setting options, and voice controls. Even the remote and remote application works well on the Q6FN.

Operating System

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  • Operating System: Tizen 2018
  • Bottom Line: Clunky, but Feature Filled

While the Tizen operating system can be easy to use and is relatively smooth, the long path you need to take to applications or settings it just too long sometimes. On the other hand there are tons of advanced settings and features that make the path worth it instead sometimes on the Q6FN.

Built-In Ads

  • Ads: Yes
  • Suggest Content: Yes
  • Third Party Ads: Yes
  • Opt-Out: No

There are ads and no ways available to disable them with the Samsung Q6FN. The suggested content can sometimes find you a golden nugget, but it often misses the mark which then the regular advertisements are just insult to injury.

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8.4 Total Score
Review Summary

The 6 Series Samsung QLED Q6FN is a great smart TV that offers a ton of good options to its users. A nice surprise is its very high native contrast ratio and good brightness to fight glares or reflections. Additionally, with my Samsung Q6FN TV review, I noticed that its input lag is very low which is similar to last year. This combined with the variable refresh rate/ 120 Hz native refresh rate makes games that much more pleasing. Though the local dimming features do not work well and the viewing angle is quite small with the Q6FN it manages to be a great smart TV option.

Picture Quality
8.4
Motion Handling
8.5
Inputs
9
Smart Features
7.8
PROS
  • Variable refresh rates are supported.
  • Low input lag for video games.
  • Wide color gamut for a nicely saturated picture.
  • Very high native contrast ratio for a good dark room viewing experience.
  • Very solid response time for fast moving scenes or content.
CONS
  • Rather small viewing angle.
  • Local dimming features do not work very well.
  • The Tizen operating system is a bit clunky, but easier to use with the more recent updates.
User Rating: 4.11 (18 votes)

Key Features

Type of Usage
Mixed Usage
Panel Type
LED
Refresh Rate
120 Hz
VESA Pattern
200x200 mm | 400x400 mm | 400x400 mm | 600x400 mm

Picture Information

Contrast Ratio
~6500:1
Local Dimming
Yes
Viewing Angle
~28°
Input Upscaling
Good
Resolution
4K
Wide Color Gamut
Yes

Motion Handling

Response Time
~11 ms
Motion Interpolation
Yes
24p Playback
Fully Supported

Input Performance

Chroma Subsampling
Good
Input Lag
~15 ms

Smart Features

Operating System
Tizen
Ease of Use
Easy | 2018
Built-in Ads
Yes

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3 Comments
  1. Thank you for taking the time to review this tv. Question: Is there a big difference between the 2018 Q6FN, and the 2017 Q6F?

    • You’re very welcome!
      Aside from the big price difference (Q6F being the cheaper option) the easiest way to tell them apart is a quick overview I’ve put together that you can find here: Samsung Q6FN vs Q6F

      The input lag, response time, and contrast ratio are the biggest differences, but if you’re tore between these two smart TVs I do not think the differences warrant the price tag of the Q6FN. The Samsung Q6F would be my choice.

  2. very good site glade I checked it out very use full for me helped make my choice

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