Can you game on a tremendously large living room TV? Absolutely. And there are even some handy alternatives to the usual grandiose TVs that can genuinely turn your living room into a capable gaming theatre – such as today’s Samsung Q85R. This flexible and dynamic panel offers a heady dose of gaming credentials at home cinema scale.
As perhaps a more sensible buy in comparison to Samsung’s Q950R 8K QLED, the 4K Q85R is just a little shy of the £1,400 mark. With a sizeable panel that’s far less imposing than the 55-inch label might imply, and equipped with most of the best features introduced with Samsung’s QLED 2019 lineup, it also makes for a fine compromise to the pricier Q90R with much the same bells and whistles.
At 55-inches the Samsung Q85R is far too large for any desk. Just like those Nvidia BFGDs we were promised oh so many moons ago, this colossal panel requires a good distance between you and it in order to play comfortably and avoid blatant pixel density shortcomings. Even without the peak brightness and 480-strong myriad of local dimming zones afforded to the Q90R, this model’s larger and brighter sibling, it boasts a healthy 100 able to deliver depth and sear your retinas all at once.