I just purchased a brand new 65" QN90A and just got around to setting it up. I was brought to the blue setup screen and immediately noticed dark black lines running down the screen as well as a dark circular area on the right side of the screen.
After setup I went to YouTube and pulled up a 4K Turtle video to watch with my daughter. I couldn't help but still see these lines during our viewing as well as the dark area of the right side.
This prompted me to pull up a screen uniformity test and see what a single color screen looked to get an idea of how this panel actually is.
In short, I am absolutely appalled that a $2,600 television would have these quality control issues. I also found a few dead pixels as well, a couple of which are dead center of the screen.
Please see the attached and I hope a Samsung rep can chime in here and hopefully have my panel replaced. There is no excuse for this. For such an expensive tv I expected much more. For reference the panel is an AA02 panel, which from my understanding is an outsourced panel and not a true Samsung-made panel.
Yes, a bit harder to see on the computer via an image, but very apparent in person.
It's on the Standard setting, so brightness is at 38. That said, I shouldn't have adjust brightness to hide defects, especially a tv that touts it's brightness/contrast over oled.
I've circled the most prominent problem areas. Also looks like there is a white square in the middle of the screen due to the uniformity of the backlights.
Yea, I'm honestly a Samsung fanboy. I just expected more for the price. I think I got a bad panel and its not acceptable. Unfortunately the store I purchased this from is over an hour away so returning it will be a pain. I'm going to try and have Samsung come out to replace the panel under warranty.
I purchased an LG CX OLED last year for my xbox series x and ended up returning it. It just didn't get bright enough for me and I found myself constantly looking to turn the brightness up only to realize I was at max. OLED isn't for me.
oleds dont have infinite contrast because ratio is measured with 2 parameters, one being peak brightness. So yeah oleds are limited just like any other tv, im tired of this narrative, they just have better pitch blacks