Samsung Q70T 4K HDR TV | Unboxing, Setup, Impressions

by birtanpublished on October 5, 2020

Well hey you might be wondering why is caleb wearing the same shirt he wore in the last video or maybe you're not wondering that i don't know how much you guys pay attention but uh there's actually a very good reason why are these boxes so dirty welcome back everyone i'm caleb dennison and uh sorry about that these i don't i really don't understand how these boxes get so stinking filthy uh but i get filthy from it and i hate it so i had to say something about it welcome to the unboxing basic setup and uh first impressions of the samsung

Q70t tv i mentioned earlier that we were doubling up on the shooting because i just finished the h9g review and if you haven't checked that out do that now puts things in perspective a little bit with this particular television because we're talking about what's essentially a replacement for the q60r of last year if you're keeping track no full array local dimming on this tv which is very interesting especially for something that costs thirteen hundred dollars i would expect

To see some full array local dimming in that tv but it's not it's edge lit it does have a trick up its sleeve called dual led technology we'll be talking about that a little bit later it also has some fun bells and whistles so we'll see how it stacks up later right now we got to unbox this thing well we unpacked the box and this is what we got a couple of legs these are lightweight and plastic and i assume inexpensive there

Are some cable clips to go with those samsung's remote looks familiar a couple of differences one samsung tv plus that's like free internet tv with a guide not too bad there's also google colors here and i know this supports alexa as well so samsung got the memo no more bixby although i'm sure bixby's still there but you don't have to use it thankfully power cable bexel batteries and some product literature which you know how i feel about the paper leg meet tv insert i don't know dan this

Is kind of weird like all year the inputs have been on the right hand side and here we are on the left just feels a little strange anyway for hdmi inputs number three is earc number four has a little gaming console uh controller sort of label on it and that's to indicate that's 4k 120 that's the one hdmi 2.1 input and it'll handle variable refresh rate gaming through that as well so here's the cable management situation we saw this on the q90t i'm not a huge fan but you channel

Your cable as such and i mean you need to have a fairly thin cable for this to even work and once you get to one of the legs you can go ahead and put this clip over it and i mean that's it and here we go we're all set up it's a decent looking tv i mean it's got thin bezels a very matte screen with effective anti-glare technology but you know something about it just doesn't feel premium this is quite a bit of wobble

Every tv wobbles but that's a lot a little concerned about that maybe strap this guy down or wall mount would be fine um i think the only thing left for us to do now is turn it on and see what it looks like hello and welcome please download the smartthings app on your mobile to start tv setup you may press the right button to set up the tv with the tv remote the accessibility function is available when you press all right that's enough

Okay so as you can see you can use samsung's smartthings app i've done that in the past it's supposed to provide some conveniences like automatically logging you in to some of your streaming services that hasn't worked for me in the past honestly i'm just not in the mood right now so i'm going to go ahead and do a manual setup we'll move along one of the things that i really like about samsung's tvs for the last few years is that it auto detects devices connected to it it's recognized hdmi 3 has a cable in it

It also recognizes hdmi 4 has a cable in it however it doesn't see the device information it doesn't see the edit connected and now it does because i turned on the xbox one that's connected to that particular input so now that we've got that taken care of here is where if you had an antenna you would want to connect it i do not so we're going to move right along so once you're connected to the internet it's time for the terms and conditions and privacy policy stuff

I'm going to skip all this because i do not want to agree to any of it right now there will be some smart hub services that are disabled and i'm okay with that and it seems like we're almost done we've got a blu-ray an hdmi 3 xbox one in hdmi four you can see it's identified that wired network let's hit next okay at this point you can opt into adaptive volume adaptive picture and active voice amplifier i'm going to say no for now because we can turn those on later but i am interested

In checking out active voice amplifier that's an interesting feature that we'll discuss a little bit later ah yes tap view samsung talked a lot about this at ces basically you tap your android phone to the corner of the screen automatically syncs the two up and then you can see your phone screen on your tv then you do a little bit of a remote control test and we're done looks that way so i got this weird notification i don't know if you saw it that the adaptive light sensor was on which seems

Like an odd default setting to have so before we go into a picture preset i want to verify that's the case we'll go into general eco solution and yeah the ambient light detection is on and motion lighting is turned on so what i'm curious about now is if i back out to the picture settings and i go from standard to let's go with uh hmm i'm gonna go with filmmaker mode for now because that should be the purest

Setting let's go back now and see if it's still on ecosolution once again and it is not all right so in the stand mode just so you're aware if you prefer the look of a standard mode which is a lot brighter and a lot cooler color temperature you might want to come and turn this stuff off thankfully i don't have to worry about doing that so let's go back into the picture settings and just check everything else we go

Into expert settings and this is what i expect about 50 and 50 on the brightness and contrast sharpness down to zero as it should be it's really not a setting they should put in tvs anymore it just creates noise i don't know why it's there apply picture settings to all sources i like that though we're gonna have to check and see if that counts for apps too picture clarity settings off contrast enhancer is off we don't need to worry about film mode right now shadow detail interesting i have not

Seen that setting in a while all right so you know what filmmaker mode it's exactly where you want it to be right out of the box now later when we do some testing and measure some levels we may decide that we want to change a few things there but i'm going to start with filmmaker mode now let's move over to our xbox and we should automatically go into gamemode and sure enough there it is gamemode is automatically turned on it's a great

Feature really how it should be once again i do want to take a look at some of the settings here let's go into general ecosolution all right ambient light detection is not on so that's good news there i think they really want to go for the brightest picture that they possibly can with that said i do want to play around with the color temperature a little bit it's a little on the cold side i want to see how we feel if we warm it up so

Let's get down to the i guess it would be under color tone now yeah warm one that's a little bit better all right so game mode is now set up last thing we're going to want to do is get into some apps and it doesn't look like we have agreed to the terms and conditions so when i skipped that earlier it it didn't really let me uh get away with it i'm just gonna have to agree to some of these and move forward ah yeah i guess i should have gone through this in the first place because

The pick for the voice assistant is here as well so now we can bypass bixby go with amazon alexa gosh and now we have to set up alexa by going to amazon site and inputting a code hold on all right we got through the amazon alexa and amazon prime video setup that's a little extra and now we can add apps but i mean look at what's available here apple music sure but um discovery go showtime disney now what what about disney plus

What about hbo max those are the ones i would expect to see here this does not seem like the kind of experience that i would expect um yes i'm ready to enjoy the smart hub all right so some of the usual suspects are here already but i'm going to have to go and add some of the ones that i mentioned earlier i'm not going to drag you through that i am however going to drag you into youtube because i want to see if it carried over our sdr picture settings from when we were setting up our hdmi input

Picture settings and it looks like it did we're in filmmaker mode so that's great news now i want to check out some hdr stuff we'll go into umbrella academy because this title is in hdr if this tv supported dolby vision it would be adobe vision but we get the hdr standard version right now and um well i'll keep my commentary on the picture quality for a little bit later right now i just want to check out the picture

Settings we are still in filmmaker mode which i would expect to be you know a little bit darker but what i don't understand is why it's not indicating to me that we're in hdr this is very clearly an hdr title let's try something else let's try a little bit of ozark because we know that that as we see here is in hdr i don't want to get a takedown order so we'll pause that and again check out the picture settings it's saying nothing about hdr well looks like i have a few things to

Sort out with samsung because some of this is mysterious i would expect to see some sort of hdr tag in the picture settings but you know while we're here i gotta say this is not a very bright tv and what i've seen of hdr so far not super impressive but on the other hand i'm kind of impressed by this backlight considering it doesn't have a full array local dimming system well there you go took a little patience but we got there eventually and my first impressions are

I was expecting a little bit more i know that this tv effectively replaces the q60r from last year but it still is a q-led tv i know that we're getting that color gamut but if we don't have more brightness we're not getting the color volume so we're going to want to look deeply into that and see how this thing plays out in the full review thanks for watching everyone what do you think about the q70t here drop me a comment down below like subscribe hit that notification bell

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