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QE55Q8C

SAMSUNG
QE55Q8C
55 inch Curved 4K Ultra HD Premium Smart QLED TV TVPlus

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  • HDR stands for High Dynamic Range and expands the range of both colour and contrast for superb picture realism
  • Designed so all of the screen is the same distance from you. The technology offers wider viewing angles, clearer images and a more involving experience.
  • A Smart TV is the ultimate entertainment for this connected age. They can play videos from the Internet, including BBC iPlayer, or show off content from your smartphone or tablet on the big screen.
  • With TVs getting smarter all the time, they need more powerful brains. This model features a quad core processor so all functions are super quick.
  • TV Plus conveniently brings high quality content into a single app on your TV for the most premium viewing experience.
  • If you have a wireless network at home, this unit can hook up to it straight away, without you having to connect additional cables or buy a
  • This unit has 4 HDMI inputs. This is the most common way to connect your devices, so make sure you'll have enough sockets to plug in everything you'll need.
HDR stands for High Dynamic Range and expands the range of both colour and contrast for superb picture realism
Designed so all of the screen is the same distance from you. The technology offers wider viewing angles, clearer images and a more involving experience.
A Smart TV is the ultimate entertainment for this connected age. They can play videos from the Internet, including BBC iPlayer, or show off content from your smartphone or tablet on the big screen.
With TVs getting smarter all the time, they need more powerful brains. This model features a quad core processor so all functions are super quick.
TV Plus conveniently brings high quality content into a single app on your TV for the most premium viewing experience.
If you have a wireless network at home, this unit can hook up to it straight away, without you having to connect additional cables or buy a "dongle" or other accessory.
This unit has 4 HDMI inputs. This is the most common way to connect your devices, so make sure you'll have enough sockets to plug in everything you'll need.

(For more features refer to the specification table below.)

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Take the next step up in picture quality, with the sensational QLED technology in the Samsung QE55MQ8C.

Ultimate detail as the creators intended

Discover ultimate detail as the creators intended. QLED TVs will enable you to experience the full potential of the latest open HDR standards. New Quantum dot technology delivers exceptional brightness levels. Enjoy the latest Ultra HD Blu-ray movie, stream your favourite box set or play the biggest titles in incredible HDR.

Every seat is a great seat
Make every seat a great seat with stunningly wide viewing angles. There's no more fighting with the rest of the family over the prime viewing spot. From the middle of the sofa to the corner armchair, Q Viewing Angle places everyone in the best seat in the house.

Immerse yourself in the action
Immerse yourself in the action, feel as if you're at the heart of every moment, with a curved screen that surrounds you with a world-class viewing experience. Discover a deeper, wider and larger perceived picture that captivates you from every angle. Be drawn into the scene and discover state-of-the-art technology that's improving how we view TV.

Near-Invisible Optical Cable
Design your space with a single, near-invisible optical cable for all your connections - hidden from view in slim, sleek stand. Gone is the frustrating clutter of multimedia devices and unsightly leads, leaving a stylish, minimalistic living space. Create the living room of tomorrow - a clean, minimal and frustration-free haven.

Gorgeous minimalistic design from every angle
Gorgeous minimalistic design from every angle. Discover a boundless 360 design with our most impressive TV yet. Experience gorgeous minimalistic style from every angle with a stunning sleek back and a practically bezel-less design that pushes your picture to the limit. Every inch has been thoughtfully crafted from premium metals.

Control all of your compatible devices and content with one remote
Control all of your compatible devices and content with the Premium One Remote. Experience complete control, seamless multi-tasking and laid-back viewing as you change channels on your set-top box, play the latest blockbuster on your Ultra HD Blu-ray player, ramp up the audio on your soundbar or simply surf the web on the big screen.

Easily browse content and control your TV from your mobile
Easily browse content and control your TV from your mobile. Effortlessly connect your compatible mobile device with your TV to stream the latest viral sensation. You'll never miss a moment as you make a cup of tea. Challenge your friends and play games, using your mobile device as a controller. You can even search for your favourite content without disturbing what you're watching. (Smart View compatible phone and app required).

Easy access to all your content and connected devices from one place
Easy access to all your content and connected devices from one place. Discover must-have entertainment through Samsung's intuitive 2017 Smart Hub. From late-night Netflix marathons to bingeing on UHD box sets, you're only ever 3 clicks from your favourite content. Use S Voice on your remote to talk to your TV.

Easy access to all of your connections
Easy access to all of your connections. Say goodbye to messy wires and the clutter caused by multiple devices. Hide the box from view, connect all your devices and inputs then control them via Bluetooth even when they're out of your direct line of sight.

See every detail with spectacular black levels
See every detail with spectacular black levels. Precision Black Ultimate divides the screen into a series of tiny zones, analysing each one independently to adjust colour, brightness and contrast. Experience clearer shadow detail when watching your favourite films or indulging yourself with the latest box sets, with this 55" Samsung TV.

See stunningly clear movement with Supreme Motion
See stunningly clear movement with Supreme Motion. From every shot on goal to the hilarious antics in your favourite cartoon, from the thrill-a-minute car chase to the slow panning vista in wildlife documentaries, be captivated by crystal clear motion that puts you on the edge of your seat.

Be fully immersed by the bigger picture, with the QLED-powered Samsung QE55MQ8C.

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Picture
Picture Features
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Screen Size
Measured diagonally in inches
55
Is it ready to receive High Definition signals?
Yes
Is it ready to receive 1080p, Full High Definition signals?
Yes
Pixel Resolution
Pixel resolution - Horizontal x vertical
3840 x 2160
Contrast Ratio
Contrast ratio - from manufacturers information
NA
Brightness
Brightness of screen (cd/m squared with Plasma and LCD, ANSI for projectors)
NA
Response Time
Time taken for screen to respond in milliseconds.
NA
Motion Processing
Manufacturers now use their own measurements so can not necessarily be compared between brands. Examples include LG - Motion Clarity Index (MCI), Samsung - Clear Motion rate (CMR), Philips - Perfect Motion Rate (PMR), Sony - Motionflow XR and Panasonic - BLS (Back Light Scanning). All these figures are twice or more than the traditional 100Hz/200Hz refresh rate figures. No abbreviation indicates traditional measurement. Plasmas generally use a 600Hz sub-field refresh rate.
3200 PQI
LED Backlight
Does the TV have LED backlighting and what type is used? Full Array LED is generally agreed to be the highest spec and offers very even lighting and slim depth. Edge LED keeps a slim depth but relies on more processing for even lighting. Direct LED is the most basic and has the deepest depth. A simple 'Y' means the LED type is unspecified at present.
Edge LED
3D TV
Does it offer 3D viewing? Remember that glasses are not always included.
No
2D/3D Conversion
Does it feature 2D to 3D upconversion? This lets you watch 2D material in 3D.
No
Number of 3D Glasses Included
The number of 3D glasses included with the sale of this unit. The glasses may be in the box, via separate redemption or offered at point of sale.
NA
Analogue Tuner
Does it receive conventional, analogue TV stations?
Yes
Freeview
Does it receive Freeview TV stations?
No
Freeview HD
Does it receive Freeview HD TV stations?
No
Freesat HD
Does it receive Freesat HD TV stations?
No
Active/Passive Glasses 3DTV
Does the 3D TV use active or passive technology glasses? Active provides a superior resolution but passive glasses are cheaper and lighter.
NA
Local Dimming
Full Local Dimming or Full Array Local Dimming is available on top spec LED screens with Full Array LED backlighting. This allows for 'pockets' or 'zones' on the screen to be individually dimmed, giving greatly improved contrast between light and dark images. Edge and Direct Local Dimming gives some of the benefits of Full Local Dimming but not usually to the same standard. OLED offers the best results with individual pixel dimming.
Yes - Edge
4K, also known as Ultra HD, is currently the highest resolution available from a TV sold in the UK and gives stunning realism.
Yes
Twin Tuners
Does the TV come with twin tuners? Twin tuners allows you to record one channel whilst watching another.
Yes
OLED
OLED (Organic Light-Emitting Diode) TV offers perhaps the most advanced picture quality. Unlike more basic LED screens, OLED doesn't require backlighting. This helps the screens be thinner, lighter or even curved. They are also more consistent in the colour they produce, with higher contrast levels, too.
No
Curved Screen
By using a curved screen the viewing experience is more natural and everyone in the room gets to see the benefits of a superior viewing angle.
Yes
Freetime
Does the TV feature Freetime? Freetime lets you effortlessly scroll back through the TV listings and watch programmes from major TV catch-up services. Freetime can be by satellite dish or Wi-Fi only.
N
Ultra HD Premium
Ultra HD Premium takes 4K UHD to the next level. Offering the highest technical standards in terms of resolution, bit depth, colour gamut, peak luminance and black levels, you're guaranteed the best possible picture quality. It also encompasses HDR (High Dynamic Range) as standard.
Yes
YouView
Does the TV feature YouView? YouView gives you the best of both worlds by offering free to view digital HDTV and a wide range of catch-up TV services
No
HDR
HDR stands for High Dynamic Range. This offers a wider range of colour reproduction as well as darker blacks and brighter whites
Yes
Quantum Dot
Quantum Dot expresses an exceptionally wide range of colours. Experience over 1 billion colours and see perfect picture quality with the most true-to-life colours.
Yes
Panel Bit Depth
8 bit screens reproduce 16.8 million colours. 10 bit screens vastly increase the colour count to 1 billion colours. FRC (Frame Rate Control) uses cyclic algorithms to offer 10 bit performance from an 8 bit panel
10 bit
Freeview Play
Does the TV have Freeview Play? Freeview Play offers live and catch-up TV in one place; all via a simple electronic guide.
No
QLED
Does this TV use Samsung's QLED feature?
Yes
TVPlus
Samsung's TVPlus TV receiver system lets you watch subscription free HD content through your aerial and (with some models) satellite dish.
Aerial and Satellite
Sound
Sound Features
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Analogue Audio Output
Does it have a dedicated analogue audio output? This lets you connect the TV's sound to a hi-fi system.
No
Digital Audio Output
Does it have a dedicated digital audio output? This lets you connect the TV's sound to an AV or digital hi-fi system.
Yes - Optical
Speakers
Are stereo speakers standard?
Yes
Connections
Connection Features
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HDMI
Number of HDMI inputs. Number that will accept HDCP 2.2 is in brackets. This is the standard required for Ultra HD Blu-ray
4 (HDCP 2.2 - 4)
USB
Number of USB sockets
3
USB Video Playback
Does it have USB video playback? As standard, USB sockets accept photo and music files. Enhanced spec sockets also accept video files.
Yes
USB Recording
Does it have USB recording? As standard, USB sockets playback files. Some will also record, for example, TV programs from a TV to hard drive.
Yes
Scart Sockets
Number of Scart sockets included
No
Component
Is a component input fitted? Highest quality analogue input which can facilitate Progressive Scan where fitted. Input can be by 3 x RCA, PC-input or special adaptor.
No
PC Input
Can a computer be plugged in via a D-SUB VGA socket?
No
DVI
Does it have a DVI input? Digital interface that carries picture only
No
Headphone Socket
Does it have a headphone socket? This allows you to connect headphones for private listening.
No
ARC - Audio Return Channel
Audio return channel feeds the sound back from a TV to an AV receiver, allowing the use of a single HDMI cable to connect TV and receiver/amp.
Yes
HDMI 2.0
HDMI 2.0 is an enhanced version of HDMI using the same connections but offering many technical advantages. These include the ability to handle 50/60 frames per second from 4K signals, up to 18-bit colour, 32 channel surround sound, full 21:9 aspect support plus much more. Note; not all of these features may be active on this particular TV.
Yes
Networking
Networking Features
+
DLNA Compliant
DLNA stands for Digital Living Network Alliance. It is an alliance of interested bodies that help standardise streaming content. If a product is DLNA compliant you can be assured it will stream music, photos or video from your PC, laptop to TV or other device.
Yes
Wireless Connection
Whether a wireless or, Wi-Fi, connection is included as standard or optional (via dongle). This allows for wireless connection to your home network hub.
Yes
Web Applications
Access to web applications/apps?
Yes
BBC iPlayer
Whether or not the unit has access to one of the most popular web apps - BBC iPlayer.
Yes
Full Web Browser
Whether or not the unit gives the option of a full web browser. Note that in some instances not all web content can be shown - such as Flash.
Yes
Dual Core Processor
Just as with a PC, Dual Core processing speeds up multimedia, control response and Smart TV services.
No
Quad Core Processor
Just as with a PC, Quad Core processing speeds up multimedia, control response and Smart TV services.
Yes
NFC
NFC stands for Near Field Communication. This allows close proximity transfer of media simply by holding your tablet or smartphone next to the device.
Yes
Netflix 4K Streaming
Is this TV compatible with streaming 4K Ultra-HD content from Netflix?
Yes
Octa Core
Just as with a PC, Octa-Core processing speeds up multimedia, control response and Smart TV services.
No
Green Credentials
Eco Friendly Features
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Does this product conform to energy efficient standards? These standards include the American "Energy Star", the European "Energy Flower" or "EcoLabel" and the UK EST (Energy Saving Trust) certification.
No
Power Consumption - Standby
This is the power used in watts when the unit is switched off but still powered at the mains and ready to be turned back on.
0.3
Power Consumption - Normal Use
This is the power used in watts when the TV is on, using standard picture settings and modest volume levels. Note, different manufacturers use different methods to arrive at this figure. In some cases only the maximum power consumption is quoted.
140
Power Consumption - Annual
This is a measure of the typical annual power consumption in kWh/year.
194
Energy Efficiency Rating
This EU Energy Label lets you compare energy efficiency between products. A+ the best, most efficient rating with G being the most power hungry and least efficient
B
General
General Features
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Remote Control
Is an Infra-red remote included?
Yes
Stand
Is a desktop stand standard and if so, what type?
Yes - Fixed
Wall Mount Required
Type of wall bracket required (if compatible). VESA fittings are the industry standard and measured in mm. Typically, fittings range from 75 x 75 to 600 x 400.
VESA - 400 x 400
Dimensions excluding stand
Dimensions of set excluding any stand, bracket or detachable speakers (W x H x D) in mm
1225 x 706 x 91
Dimensions including stand
Dimensions of set including stand (W x H x D) in mm
1225 x 790 x 301
Weight
Approx weight without/with stand in KG.
20/23.2
Integrated DVD Player
Does this TV have an integrated DVD Player?
No
Touch Screen
Does the TV feature a touch screen for stylus or finger tip?
No
Voice Activated TV
Can the TV be activated by voice?
Yes
Model Number of 3D glasses supplied/required
The model number(s) of either the supplied glasses and/or suitable optional glasses.
NA
Camera
Does the TV feature an onboard or optional camera? This is mounted at the front of the TV, usually at the top, and is usually used in conjunction with gesture control.
No
Gesture Control
Can the TV be activated by gestures? This requires a special remote or camera.
No
Smartphone Remote
Can you use a Smartphone (iPhone or Android) to control the unit?
Yes
Outer Box Dimensions
Size of the TV's box in mm
1380 x 833 x 185
Maximum Stand Width (mm)
Maximum stand width (in mm). This dimension is handy for checking the TV will fit on your rack, cabinet or soundbase. Where the stand/feet are adjustable, the maximum setting is quoted. For maximum depth see main dimensions.
NA
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