In June of this year we wrote about the Q8D series that Samsung would bring to Europe. The big advantage of this new QLED TV series is the full array backlight. Meanwhile, Samsung has confirmed the arrival of this series. Both Dutch and Belgian customers can now go to the store for these televisions.
Samsung Q8DN series
The Q8DN series with full array backlight (FALD) is coming to Europe, according to Samsung. The Q8 models already in the Dutch and Belgian stores have edge lit backlighting, which means that the LEDs are on the sides of the panel. In full array LED backlight the LEDs are located directly behind the screen. The big advantage of this is that even more specific LEDs can be switched off and therefore dark parts of the screen are really black.
In Europe only the Q9 series currently has full array backlighting, but there is also a price tag to. Samsung now wants to introduce this better technique in the cheaper Q8 series. These Q8 models have to do compared to the Q9 series without the external One Connect Box and have fewer dimming zones than the Q9 series. Furthermore, the Q8DN models come with the One Remote remote control, HDR1500 (1500 nits of brightness), a silver-colored design, the Tizen smart TV platform, the Ambient Mode and four HDMI ports.
The Q8D from Samsung is now in the Netherlands and Belgium available in sizes 55- and 65-inch for sales advice prices of € 1,799 and € 2,899 respectively.