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Samsung Odyssey G8 LS34BG850SUXXU Curved OLED 34" UWQHD Smart Gaming Monitor - 0.1ms, 175Hz, HDMI 2.1, Full Smart Platform, Speakers

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The OSD appears in three different versions, one as a sidebar to Smart TV, one that goes with the panel’s joystick controller and a third one that shows up when you use the remote. The operating humidity shows the acceptable level of humidity, in which the display will function flawlessly. The Samsung also has a built-in smart system, making it easier to stream your favorite content without the need for a PC. There's a switch underneath the screen that allows you to mute the remote's microphone control and a power button on the back of the monitor.

I originally chose the LG monitor for it's great picture quality, but the G8 OLED makes that look like cheap trash in comparison. However, the lack of a polarizing layer causes the blacks to raise in brighter environments, giving black images a purple tint. You can see an example of the color fringing around text from the AW3423DW here, around the Google logo or with zoomed-out images with ClearType on and ClearType off. The LG 42 C2 OLED, which is a TV we tested as a monitor, and the Samsung Odyssey OLED G8/G85SB S34BG85 both use an OLED panel, but the Samsung is a QD-OLED.

The Samsung Odyssey OLED G8 G85SB doesn't have a local dimming feature since it doesn't have a backlight. This is a common feature on TVs that allows the audio generated by the streaming apps to feed an external sound system like powered speakers or an AV receiver. If you're on a 40 series NVidia GPU and you're using DLSS 3 frame generation there will be extensive tearing in game. Not to be outdone by dedicated gaming monitors, the G8 includes an aiming point along with Dynamic Black Equalizer which helps bring out shadow detail. The 1800R curvature offers an immersive experience of this ultra-wide quad high definition (UWQHD) resolution display with vivid colours.

You can read more about all its features in the Smart Features section of the Samsung QN90B QLED TV review. On the other hand, the Samsung can downscale 4k at 60Hz, which is helpful if you also need to connect an Xbox Series X|S.The original dated bill of sale must be presented upon request as proof of purchase to Samsung or Samsung’s ASC. That said, you can still enable it in HDR, which is useful if you need to use it in a well-lit room. Panel Care: Has features to reduce the risk of burn-in associated with OLEDs, which you can read about below.

The USB type-C port enables you to power up, transmit data, and even send display signals between devices with just one connection. Bixby voice commands recognize English (US/UK/IN), French, Spanish, German, Italian, Portuguese(BR), Chinese (in China mainland only) and Korean. Corrected a mistake in SDR Brightness by measuring it with Peak Brightness on 'High' instead of 'Off'.In Samsung’s QD Display tech these are combined with a blue self-luminescent OLED layer (can also be Micro LED in the future), without the need for a backlight, allowing for the creation of rich colours and pixel level lighting and dimming capabilities. If you want all the best display news from this year’s CES event in one, easy to follow summary, check out our round-up video here.

The OLED G8 is unmistakably Samsung in styling with a white back accented by the silver and black stand. To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. Europe's busiest forums, with independent news and expert reviews, for TVs, Home Cinema, Hi-Fi, Movies, Gaming, Tech and more. This issue only affects the desktop experience, as it's not noticeable when you watch videos or play games. Subscription may be required to access content offered by game-stream providers on the Gaming Hub platform.Image quality is on par with other OLEDs I’ve reviewed thanks to unmeasurable black levels and infinite contrast.

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