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The Q6FN series features Samsung's lowest-priced TVs ever to include the company's brilliant quantum dot color technology. The 55" QN55Q6FN uses these atom-sized nanocrystals to produce some of the purest, most vibrant colors yet seen on a TV screen.
Thanks to its impressive native contrast, the QN55Q6FN's picture packs serious punch — especially when you watch HDR-enhanced video sources. Its high peak brightness capability ensures that you'll see every intense highlight in every scene.
This beautiful TV deserves the highest quality signals you can feed it. Streamed 4K/HDR movies and shows from services like Netflix® and Amazon Instant Video look terrific. Or connect a 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray player. Hollywood continues to release tons of titles on Ultra HD Blu-ray, and most of those discs are also HDR-enhanced.
But you don't need native 4K content to be knocked out by the QN55Q6FN's picture. Samsung's engineers made 4K upconversion a top priority while developing this set's video processing circuitry. UHD Upscaling automatically upconverts any signal to match the screen's 4K resolution. All your current video sources will look better than ever.
Samsung's slender OneRemote is one of the smartest remotes we've seen. It automatically detects, identifies, and controls your connected devices and content. Use the OneRemote's microphone to access Bixby, the TV's built-in intelligent voice assistant. Bixby makes it easy to change channels, search for content, or even ask about the weather, using only your voice. Just click voice recognition on your remote or smartphone, and Bixby is at your command.
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So far so good! It was easy to set up and it was easy to hook up to out satellite and our DVD. No issue so far and I do not expect any.
Roy E., Lander, WY
Average Customer Review(s):
As usual Crutchfield has been great to buy from with excellent service and the Samsung Qled is better the I had expected. The picture is great and the set up was very easy.
Pros: Great picture quality.
Cons: Does not have the one connect.
It's great! We love it ..beautiful picture! Carter gave us excellent service..thank you..
The shopping experience lived up to Crutchfield's great reputation. After a couple of weeks we are very happy with almost all aspects of the tv. Very good sound (thro' a JBL 3.0 soundbar), intuitive SMART set-up, icons, etc , and beautiful visuals from most networks, movies, and especially NatGeo/travelog/BBC Planet etc programs. The major exception is that for the first time ever I'm stuck (unless its curable) with a symptom I've often read about but never before experienced, namely the stuttering, wobbling soccer ball when passed from player to player - the very opposite of what I expected from a QLED TV. Is this a refresh rate issue? Not sure but will seek Crutchfield advice.
Pros: Pretty much everything
Cons: Doesn't handle swift movements eg a soccer ball in mid flight.
TV picture is great and as always Crutchfield price and shipping is awesome
Packaging was ingenious...initial setup went well except for connecting to my home network. I had always thought all I had entered for other systems was the network key so that is what I used. After talking with Wes and being referred to Samsung technical support, I was finally able to determine there was indeed a separate password that needed to be used to have a successful connection. After that little discovery which involved several hours of being on the phone, the rest is history. The set is great...my wife complains about the remote but I don't have a problem once I have gotten used to it. Overall, I'm very satisfied...documentation could be a bit better.
Pros: Great picture and decent sound. Aside from the trouble I had with my network connection, the other parts of the setup went smoothly. Audio feature on the remote is neat feature.
Cons: Documentation a bit lacking...wife doesn't like remote...it does take a bit of getting used to...especially the volume button.
So far so good! It was easy to set up and it was easy to hook up to out satellite and our DVD. No issue so far and I do not expect any.
Its been awhile since we replaced a tv , but we had a lighting strike that knocked out our 3d tv in the bed room. So we replaced with thQN55Q6FN. THIS BY FAR THE MOST IMPRESSIVE COLOR AND PICTURE CLARITY WE HAVE SEEN.
Wow.... My plumber would not leave, till he watched a show on it....
Pros: Freekin Awesome Picture!!! Replaced a 55" Samsung early 4K TV.... Picture is so good, it seems a lot larger!!
Cons: Have to go to work, and sleep!!!
Samsung is awesome the picture, the features, sound, size .... let's try EVERYTHING about is awesome ....
Very clean and crisp sound and visual. Very nice unit.
Pros: Great picture and sound
Cons: Mounting bolts for brackets have to be extremely long.
Every Samsung led TV I've ever had tended to render flesh tones on the green side. I'm a professional video editor so it drives me nuts. Understanding about gamma, white balance etc... allows me to dial in the picture to my liking. Once that's done the image is great. The TV has very accurate color (after tweaking) it will show up any imperfection as well as all that the image has to offer. Samsung reliability at least for me has been terrific. I've never had to call for service on any of my Samsung TV's.
Pros: Terrific picture after adjustments. Very reliable.
Cons: As with most TV's picture adjustments are critical for optimum performance.
Great picture. Very easy to set up.
Pros: Great tv great picture easy to setup
Cons: App are a little slow
Beautiful picture. Almost same quality as my OLED TVs.
The original TV arrived damaged off UPS. I refused it, called Crutchfield right away and spoke with Ashley, who was very apologetic and helpful. Stated the replacement tv would be sent with extra packaging, and it was. Arrived a couple of days later with no issue. So far, TV seems to be working great.
|Screen Resolution (pixels)||3840 x 2160|
|Screen Refresh Rate||120 Hz|
|Backlighting Type (for LCD TVs)||LED (edge-lit w/local-dim)|
|Local Dimming (for LCD TVs)||Yes|
|Quantum Dot Color (for LCD TVs)||Yes|
|HDR (High Dynamic Range)||HDR10, HDR10+, HLG|
|Internet Movie Streaming||Netflix,Vudu,Hulu+Live,Amazon,GooglePlay,HBO,Sling|
|Bluetooth Audio Streaming||Yes|
|Picture In Picture||No|
|Parts Warranty||1 Year|
|Labor Warranty||1 Year|
|Type of Warranty Service||In-home|
|Total Video Inputs||4|
|Component Video Inputs||0|
|Composite Video Inputs||0|
|3.5mm Composite A/V Inputs||0|
|Optical Digital Audio Output||
1 Rear |
|Analog Audio Output||None|
|Estimated Yearly Electricity Use (EnergyGuide)||138 kWh|
|Estimated Yearly Energy Cost (EnergyGuide)||$17|
|Dimensions & Mounting Information|
|Height with Stand (inches)||30-3/4|
|Height without Stand (inches)||28|
|Depth with Stand (inches)||9-3/4|
|Depth without Stand (inches)||2-1/4|
|Stand Width (inches)||38-1/2|
|Weight with Stand||39 lbs|
|Weight without Stand||37.9 lbs|
|Wall Bracket Included||No|
|Pedestal Stand||Assembly required|
|Bezel Dimensions||0.125 x 0.125 x 0.5|
QLED TV: Samsung's QLED TV utilizes Quantum Dots along with Samsung's Q-Engine to produce an immersive viewing experience with a wide range of color, exceptional contrast, and accurate detail. Quantum Dots are nano-sized, cadmium-free, finely tuned particles that turn light into the brilliant billion plus colors you experience on QLED TVs. Quantum dots are inorganic particles that resist wear out, so you can enjoy superb picture quality for years. As some TVs age, you may see that colors are less vibrant. QLED TVs are built to last and provide a vibrant picture even after long periods of time. Samsung's metal alloy quantum dot pixels feature inorganic materials that are engineered for durability and resistance to fading.
Q-Engine: Samsung engineers developed the exclusive Q-Engine, a powerful processor that optimizes your content for 4K clarity, color, and HDR in real time.
Q HDR: Q HDR was created by combining Samsung's QLED and HDR10+ technology to give you a wider range of brightness and contrast, bringing all the picture nuances to life. As a result, you'll see colors in movies and shows that "pop", just as the director intended-in stunning high dynamic range (no more details hidden in the shadows)..
HDR (High Dynamic Range): The Samsung QLED TV features the ability to provide a premium High Dynamic Range (HDR) experience, with a higher level of contrast between light and dark images. HDR delivers a much higher level of contrast between light and dark to produce an image that is more realistic and closer to what the content creator imagined. This increased contrast reveals the subtle nuances of the image, from detailed blacks and shadows to the brightest whites and colors, plus greater depth. In addition to supporting the standard HDR10 format, the Samsung QLED TV also supports HDR10+ and HLG; as well as HDR+.
Ultra Slim Array UHD Dimming: Samsung's Ultra Slim Array carefully controls lighting, making dark zones of the screen darker and bright objects even brighter. UHD Dimming precisely scans an incredible amount of zones across the entire image and adjusts brightness to deliver deeper darks and brighter whites. It virtually eliminates the "halo" effect and image distortion, so you'll enjoy a crystal clear picture. The TV uses edge (bottom) lit LEDs.
Wide Viewing Angle: The Samsung QLED TV offers a wide viewing angle, so practically any seat in the room can provide a great viewing experience.
MR 240 + Auto Motion Plus: The Samsung QLED TV combines its 120Hz native panel refresh rate with Samsung's proprietary MR 240 & Auto Motion Plus image processing technology, which is faster and more responsive than conventional image processors, as it interpolates intermediate frames to smooth out the image. MR 240 & Auto Motion Plus helps to remove blur and judder from scenes with large amounts of rapid movement to provide a clearer picture. MR 240 & Auto Motion Plus reduces blur so that action movies, sports and video games have enhanced clarity. Advanced panel and unique backlight technology combine with proprietary algorithms to reduce the response time and yield a more accurate image reproduction with faster onscreen motion.
HDMI 2.0b Inputs: The Samsung QLED TV is equipped with four HDMI 2.0b inputs to connect to your Blu-ray player, Satellite/Cable receiver, Game Console, and/or AV receiver. Any HDMI input can also be used to connect a PC to this TV. All HDMI inputs are 4K compatible, HDCP 2.2 compliant, and support 4:4:4 color subsampling. Please use a premium high speed HDMI cable with 18 Gbps and above to view 4K HDR content.
Notes: This TV does not contain analog composite or component video inputs.
Picture Controls: You can make the following adjustments for an optimum picture. The TV's picture adjustments can be made for a particular AV input or for all inputs.
Built-in HDTV Tuner: The TV features a built-in over-the-air HDTV (ATSC) and Clear QAM tuner, so you don't need a separate set-top box to receive and decode over-the-air HDTV/SDTV or unencrypted Digital Cable signals (up to 1080i); subscription still required to receive cable channels. A single RF-type coaxial input is use to connect an external indoor/outdoor antenna (sold separately).
ARC (Audio Return Channel): The Audio Return Channel within the television's HDMI 4 input enables the TV, via a single HDMI cable, to send audio data "upstream" to an A/V receiver; increasing user flexibility and eliminating the need for any separate S/PDIF audio connection. This feature allows audio to be sent from the television to your A/V receiver through the same HDMI cable already being used to send audio/video to the television. This eliminates the need for extra cables connected to the TV. ARC allows audio from the TV tuner, Network connection, inserted USB device, or HDMI inputs to be heard through your ARC compatible AV receiver via the television's HDMI ARC input.
Note: Both the television and the receiver must support ARC for this function to work properly. When connecting an A/V receiver that is compatible with Audio Return Channel (ARC), connect it to the TV's HDMI 4 input. If connecting a system that is incompatible Audio Return Channel (ARC), an additional audio connection via Digital Audio Out (Optical) is necessary. The TV's speakers are muted when using ARC function.
Optical Digital Output: The TV's optical digital output terminal will output Dolby Digital (when available) or 2ch PCM. The digital optical output terminal only sends an audio signal in Dolby Digital when receiving Dolby Digital surround sound from a digital broadcast channel through the tuner, network apps, HDMI inputs, or USB ports. When the TV's optical digital output is selected, the TV's speakers are muted. DTS multichannel audio formats are not supported.
Note: This TV does not contain any analog audio inputs or outputs.
Equalizer: You can manually adjust the TV's built-in 7-band EQ (100, 200, 500, 1k, 2k, 5k, & 10k Hz) for a more customized sound; or simply choose from the following EQ Preset Modes - Standard, Optimized, or Amplify.
Audio Delay: The Audio Delay function corrects audio/video mismatch, when watching TV or video, and listening to a digital audio output using an external device such as an AV receiver. You can adjust the audio delay from 0ms to 250 ms.
Wireless Audio Connectivity: The Samsung TV provides wireless surround connectivity to compatible Samsung soundbars and speakers via WiFi. You can also wirelessly stream audio from the TV to a set of Bluetooth headphones or Bluetooth powered speakers.
Note: You cannot use the WiFi Surround and Bluetooth Audio feature simultaneously (you must choose one or the other).
Samsung's Quad-Core Processor: Samsung's Quad-Core processing speeds allow you to perform multiple tasks at the same time, such as using an app while downloading another one. It also enables extremely faster web browsing and application access. Quad-Core eliminates lag to give you a fluid browsing experience. It enables you to switch between apps, stream content, and multi-task much faster. This extra power also provides faster page refreshing.
Network Connection: You can set up the Samsung QLED TV so that it can access your home network and online Samsung TV Apps through your local area network (LAN) using a wired (RJ-45 Ethernet) or wireless connection (built-in WiFi); it also supports WiFi Direct.
Note: A dual-band Gigabit wireless-N router or better is recommended For 4K streaming. Samsung recommends a home network connection speed of at least 2.5 Mbps for standard definition, 10 Mbps for high definition, and 20 Mbps for ultra-high definition.
Samsung TV Apps: Once you have connected the Samsung TV to your home network, you gain access to Samsung's TV Apps. Samsung's TV Apps let you download online applications and services to the Samsung QLED TV. Samsung TV Apps has a growing collection of online applications that connect you to some of your favorite online content. You can enjoy a variety of content from various downloaded applications - such as movies, TV shows, music, news, sports, and weather (subscriptions and purchase fees will apply).
- 4K & HDR network streaming requires a network speed of 20Mbps or greater. A wired Ethernet connection is recommended over a wireless WiFi connection for better performance. If you desire a WiFi connection, then use a dual-band Gigabit wireless-N router (or better) for 4K & HDR streaming. Make sure the Samsung television has the latest software/firmware updates installed.
Sync & Share: You can play media content saved on your computer (via DLNA), thumbdrive or hard disk drive (via USB), and the cloud (via Samsung Cloud) through the Samsung QLED TV.
Note: Compatible video file formats include AVI, MKV, WMV, MP4, and MOV. Compatible photo file formats include JPEG, PNG, BMP, and MPO. Compatible audio file formats include MP3, WMA, AAC, AIFF, ALAC, FLAC, WAV, and OGG.
SmartThings Compatible: From the Samsung QLED TV's on-screen dashboard, you can monitor, configure, and control smart devices you connected to the SmartThings service via the SmartThings app (for Apple iOS 10.0+ and Android OS 6.0+) installed on your compatible smartphone or tablet device. You'll receive notifications about the statuses of your smart devices on the UHD TV's screen. You'll also be able to create custom modes to easily control multiple smart devices with a single command from the TV. Control of your SmartThing devices can be done from the included remote with Bixby or your mobile device running the SmartThings app.
Full Web Browser: You can surf the Internet on the TV as you would on a PC. You may enter a URL addresses or enter a keyword search. The player will archive your web browser history. You can scroll web pages with the directional pad on the included remote. For a more convenient web browsing experience, connect a USB- or Bluetooth-enabled keyboard and mouse (sold separately) to the TV.
One Smart Remote with Voice Control by Bixby: Using the One Smart Remote's built-in microphone and the Bixby voice control function of the TV, your voice is all you need to control the TV and your SmartThing compatible devices. Because the One Smart Remote communicates with the TV through a wireless Bluetooth communication, you don't have to point the remote directly at the TV. There is an on-screen Bixby Guide which lets you learn the voice commands that are compatible with Bixby in various situations. Bixby is available only when the TV is connected to the Internet. Bixby will require an active Samsung Account user log-in.
- When you turn on the TV for the first time, the Samsung One Smart Remote pairs to the TV automatically. If the Samsung Smart Remote does not pair to the TV automatically, point it at the remote control sensor of the TV, and then press and hold the "Back/Return" and "Play/Pause" buttons simultaneously for 3 seconds or more.
Universal Remote Control Function: You can control external devices connected to the TV via HDMI using the One Smart Remote, Anynet+ (HDMI-CEC), and Auto Source Recognition.
Note: The remote control does not support IR commands. However, the TV does have an IR receiver and will support universal remote controls - such as Logitech's Harmony (sold separately).
SmartThings App: Use the SmartThings app (for Apple iOS 10.0+ and Android OS 6.0+) to turn your compatible smartphone or tablet into a remote control for the Samsung QLED TV. You can also use the app to share and mirror content between your compatible Samsung Android mobile device and the TV. Your Apple iOS or Android device must be connected to same wireless network as the Samsung UHD TV.
Keyboard & Mouse Compatible: The Samsung QLED TV will support a USB or Bluetooth enabled keyboard and mouse (both sold separately), which makes web browsing a lot easier.
Serial Port (EX Link): You can connect the 3.5mm serial port to an external control device (such as a computer or A/V control system) to control the TV's functions externally.
Smart Hub: The TV's Smart Hub has been redesigned and offers even easier navigation, plus quick access; you can even use these convenient features while still watching TV. The new Smart Hub features easy access to content by displaying your favorite and most used TV applications, as well as recommendations for even more entertainment options. Smart Hub offers unique ways to search and access your favorite and new content from the TV's tuner and network apps.
Connection Guide: The TV's on-screen Connection Guide lets you view detailed information about external device that can be connected to the televisions. It shows you how to connect various external devices such as cable boxes, satellite receivers, Blu-ray players, game consoles, and more using on-screen images. You can also change the input name of a connected external device or add it to the Home Screen for easier access.
Ambient Mode: With Samsung's new Ambient Mode, you can elevate your living room with decorative content, useful information and your own photos, You won't notice the TV on the wall as it blends perfectly with your décor, and it can even play a bit of light background music.
Hearing & Visually Impaired: The Samsung QLED TV offers Close Captions and Voice Guides for the hearing and visually impaired. The TV provides Analog Closed Captions and Digital Closed Captions for the hearing impaired. You can also activate Voice Guides that describe the menu options aloud to aid the visually impaired.
ECO Settings: The Samsung QLED TV provides ECO settings to reduce the television's power consumption and cut-down on energy costs.
Security Settings: The Samsung QLED TV offers security features for TV programming and the Internet.
Timers: You can set Off Timer to shut off the TV automatically at a specific time; the Off Timer is only available if the Clock has been set. The Sleep Timer switches the television off after a specified amount of time. The Sleep Timer can be set to 30, 60, 90, 120, 150, or 180 minute.
Remote Support + Self Diagnosis: The Samsung Remote Support service offers you one-on-one support with a Samsung Technician who can remotely diagnose your TV, adjust the TV settings, perform a factory reset, and install recommended firmware updates. Your TV must be connected to your homes wired or wireless network. The Samsung QLED TV also provides a Self Diagnosis menu which allows you to check the television for picture, sound, and signal problems.
- The television only comes with a brief User Manual. A complete instruction manual is built-in into the TV and can be viewed on-screen. Open the e-Manual to learn how to use the TV's many features.
Auto Updates: If the television is connected to the Internet, you can have the TV update its software automatically while you are watching it. When the background update is completed, it is applied the next time the TV is turned on. Updates can also be done via USB. Visit the Samsung Download Center for the latest Firmware & Software updates.
- Do not turn off the TV's power until the update is complete. The TV will turn off and on automatically after completing the software update. Video and audio settings will be reset to their defaults after a software update.
Pedestal Feet w/ Cable Management: The TV is shipped with the pedestal feet unattached. The back of the TV and the included pedestal feet provide cable channels so you can neatly route cords to the TV. The pedestal feet and TV do not swivel. The television weighs 39 lbs with the feet.
Wall Mounting: The TV has four threaded inserts on the back and comes with four wall-mount adapters for use with an optional wall-mount bracket. The spacing of the mounting holes is 200mm (h) x 200mm (v). The threaded inserts and wall-mount adapters require M8 (8mm) machine screws (not supplied). The included wall-mount adapters must be used when wall-mounting television. The television weighs 37.9 lbs without the stand.
Ventilation Clearance: When mounting the TV on the stand or a wall (with optional bracket) leave 4" of clearance on each side of the television and 4" above/below the television for adequate ventilation.
Detachable AC Power Cord: The Samsung QLED TV comes with a 5' detachable AC power cord. The power cord plugs into the back of the TV and fits flush with the rear-panel. The AC power cord is fitted with a right-angle AC plug that sits 0.9375" from the wall.
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Brand name and quality. [ Lincoln Jan 12, 2019 ]
My research has led me to believe that this unit will meet my requirements for a new TV. [ William Dec 23, 2018 ]
Ive been with Crutchfield for 15 years and trust the people that have assisted me in all of my purchases. [ terry Nov 24, 2018 ]
Samsung electronics have worked well for us and this model has the features we wanted. [ Roy E. Nov 22, 2018 ]
It appeared to have the same features as some of the other higher priced brands. [ Ed Sep 22, 2018 ]
Wanted a decent quality TV for my home office; something I could watch from my desk as I'm working. [ Kevin Aug 20, 2018 ]
I saw at Amazon reviews and other websites. they say it's a good tv, I hope that's it.and because I buy a Samsung TV before and I'm very happy [ roberto Aug 19, 2018 ]
Instant savings and knowledge of the quality of this TV. [ Jonathan Jul 29, 2018 ]
I have had very good luck with Samsung high def and wanted to explore 4k. Their presentation and pricing put this model on top my list [ PAUL A Jul 05, 2018 ]
I've been considering a 4K TV for months. I think the QLED features suit me well since the room is quite bright in the daytime. This selection offers better capability for that situation than OLED. I will be using an A/V Receiver with five ceiling speakers so I did not need to pay for better sound from the TV. I believe the Q6FN is a cost-effective fit for me. I ordered from Crutchfield because of the awesome customer service. [ GENE Jun 27, 2018 ]
I didn't use an optical cable on this tv, but friends that have professional installs have and it really does seem to work well with higher end tvs. [ Holly Jul 23, 2018 ]
Adding an optical cable would allow you to provide the digital audio from the TV to an external receiver or powered speaker. This can provide better sound than using the TV's built-in speakers but that also depends on the quality of the external receiver/speakers you will be connecting. For additional assistance and personalized recommendations, feel free to contact us directly by phone or through our online chat service: https://www.crutchfield.com/support/ContactUs.aspx [ Ryan Jul 23, 2018 ] Staff
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