Samsung QN65Q7F that comes as part of Samsung’s 2017 QLED TV can be considered as further development of Samsung UN65KS9000 from 2016 lineup that use quantum dot technology. There are similarities and differences between the new Samsung QN65Q7F and the older Samsung UN65KS9000 that you should know before you decide whether should go ahead with the new QLED Samsung QN65Q7F or the older quantum dot Samsung UN65KS9000.
Similarities between Samsung QN65Q7F and UN65KS9000
As two models that can be said as the new and old models, We can find few similarities between Samsung QN65Q7F and UN65KS9000.
1. Edge-Lit Backlight with Flat Panel Design
Both of Samsung QN65Q7F and UN65KS9000 use Edge-Lit LED Backlight. Edge-Lit LED Backlight is able to deliver brilliant picture quality in slim profile and affordable price. Samsung QN65Q7F and UN65KS9000 are both flat panel design TV. Although Samsung also offer curved panel design TV, but flat panel 4K UHD TV is still popular choice for the customers since It’s commonly offered at the lower price. As They come with similar flat panel design, both of Samsung QN65Q7f and UN65KS9000 come with the same depth enhancing technology that We call contrast enhancer. With contrast enhancer, We can enjoy greater sense of depth across the LED zones.
2. 4K UHD Resolution with UHD Upscaling
Samsung QN65Q7F and UN65KS9000 come with 4K UHD picture resolution. With 4K UHD resolution, We can get brilliant picture quality in 65-Inch screen. But We have to realize that most of the contents available are still in HD format. That’s way both of Samsung QN65Q7F and UN65KS9000 come with UHD Upscaling. With UHD Upscaling, you can enjoy near 4K picture quality from any HD contents.
3. Supreme UHD Dimming with Peak Illuminator Pro
You can find Supreme UHD Dimming on both of Samsung QN65Q7F and UN65KS9000 as their main dimming technology. With Supreme UHD Dimming, you can enjoy brilliant picture quality in 4K UHD screen. They are both also completed with Peak Illuminator Pro technology that bring greater details on the bright part of the screen.
4. Smart TV with Quad-Core Processor
Both of Samsung QN65Q7F and UN65KS9000 come with Smart TV platform. With Smart TV platform, They both can deliver wide range of Smart entertainment to your home. They also come with built-in wifi that make it easy to connect to internet using your home network. The processor that installed on both of Samsung QN65Q7F and UN65KS9000 are similar with quad-core processor.
The similarities of those two 4K UHD TVs can be summarized using the table below.
|Samsung QN65Q7F||Samsung UN65KS9000|
|Resolution||4K UHD||4K UHD|
|Backlight||Edge-Lit LED||Edge-Lit LED|
|Dimming Technology||Supreme UHD Dimming||Supreme UHD Dimming|
|Peak Illuminator Pro||YES||YES|
|Depth Enhancing Technology||Contrast Enhancer||Contrast Enhancer|
Differences between Samsung QN65Q7F and UN65KS9000
Besides the similarities that We have talked above, there are also differences between Samsung QN65Q7F and UN65KS9000. What are their differences? Let’s discuss that together.
1. Color Technology and Black Contrast
Although basically They use quantum dot technology, but Samsung QN65Q7F comes with improved color technology. It use Q | 4K color drive elite, while Samsung UN65KS9000 comes with quantum dot color. With the new Q | 4K color drive elite, Samsung QN65Q7F can deliver better color volume than the quantum dot of Samsung UN65KS9000. There’s also improvement on the contrast technology especially the ability to deliver black level. With Q 4K Elite Black that installed on Samsung QN65Q7F, you can get deeper black level than what you can get with Samsung UN65KS9000 that use ultra black technology.
2. HDR and Local Dimming
Both of Samsung QN65Q7F and UN65KS9000 come with HDR and local dimming. But They come with different technology. Samsung QN65Q7F come with Q | 4K HDR Elite as its HDR technology, while Samsung UN65KS9000 comes with the older HDR 1000 as its HDR technology. Both of those technology can deliver HDR contents on the TV screen, but Q | 4K HDR Elite is able to deliver better details and contrast than HDR 1000. They also both come with local dimming, but the version of local dimming installed on those two TVs are different. Samsung QN65Q7F comes with precision black pro, while Samsung UN65KS9000 comes with precision black. Precision black pro is able to deliver deeper black level to support the Q | 4K color drive elite.
3. Refresh Rate Technology
There’s also difference on the refresh rate technology installed on Samsung QN65Q7F and UN65KS9000. The new Samsung QN65Q7F comes with Motion Rate 240, while Samsung UN65KS9000 comes with Supreme MR 240. Basically Supreme MR 240 is introduced as the higher refresh rate than Motion Rate 240. But when We look further, We can find that there’s no significant difference between the smoothness of Motion Rate 240 and Supreme MR 240.
4. Smart TV Platform and Remote Control
Both of Samsung QN65Q7F and UN65KS9000 come with Smart TV platform and Smart Remote. But the version installed on those two TVs are different. Samsung QN65Q7F comes with the newer Q Smart as its Smart TV platform and use the newer Real Metal Smart Remote (TM1790A), while the older Samsung UN65KS9000 comes with the older 2016 Samsung Smart TV with the older Smart remote (TM1680A). The new Smart TV platform and Smart remote is basically smarter than the older version so You can get better experience with the new Smart TV and the real metal smart remote.
Samsung QN65Q7F that comes as the newer model is positioned higher than Samsung UN65KS9000 with better picture technology. You can find that the new model is commonly offered at around $1500 higher than the older model. Is that significant price difference? When We look at the price difference in percentage perspective, We can find that Samsung QN65Q7F is around 75% higher than Samsung UN65KS9000. So I’m sure that most of the customers will call this price difference as significant price difference.
The differences of Samsung QN65Q7F and UN65KS9000 can be depicted with the table below.
|Samsung QN65Q7F||Samsung UN65KS9000|
|Introduced||1st quarter of 2017||1st quarter of 2016|
|Color Technology||Q | 4K Color Drive Elite||Quantum Dot Color|
|Black Technology||Q |4K Elite Black||Ultra Black|
|HDR||Q | 4K HDR Elite||HDR 1000|
|Refresh Rate Technology||Motion Rate 240||Supreme MR 240|
|Local dimming||Precision Black Pro||Precision Black|
|Smart TV Platform||Q Smart||2016 Samsung Smart TV|
|Remote Control||Real Metal Smart Remote (TM1790A)||Smart Remote Control (TM1680A)|
|Price||More Expensive||Less Expensive|
We talked about the new Samsung QN65Q7F and the older Samsung UN65KS9000. We can find that Samsung QN65Q7F comes with improvements especially in picture quality. With its QLED, you can find that Samsung QN65Q7F is better in color details, black levels, and HDR technology. The new Samsung QN65Q7F also comes with the newer and improved Smart TV platform and smart remote control. But when we look at the price difference, We can find that Samsung QN65Q7F is commonly offered at the higher than Samsung UN65KS9000. So you have to prepare more budget for that
In the other side, Samsung UN65KS9000 as the older model use the older quantum dot technology. It’s indeed not as good as the new QLED technology but It still can deliver excellent 4K picture quality as reported by the customers who already own the UN65KS9000. It’s a good choice if you have more limited budget for your new 65-Inch 4K UHD TV.
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