6 ways Samsung 8K TVs make gaming great
Looking for the real game changer?
12 May 2020
8K TV is set to make what we watch look incredible. From your favourite show to that classic movie, 8K’s all about making what we watch unmissable. But that amazing picture quality and immersive experience isn’t just about TV shows and movies.
For gamers, it’s great news. Grab yourself a Samsung QLED 8K and you’ll instantly level up your next games marathon. Because 8K offers four times the resolution of 4K, it’s a major upgrade. And Samsung’s QLED screens come with anti-reflection technology. So, you get a much clearer picture.
So, settle into your favourite gaming chair because here are five ways Samsung’s 8K TVs might be the right fit for your front room.
1. Lifelike games
Get an 8K TV and your games get upscaled to 8K resolution. What does that mean? The sharpest picture quality ever at 60 frames per second. And then there’s the detail upgrade. On Samsung’s QLED 8K screen, you’ll get a 33-megapixel image. Compare that with 8 megapixels you get on 4K.
You’ll get much higher contrasts and enhanced brightness and shadow. So, bye bye to that flat feeling. Every detail in your favourite game feels much more lifelike.
So, whether you’re riding across the plain of the Old West in Red Dead Redemption 2 or exploring endless worlds in Minecraft – your game will pop off the screen.
2. Way less lag
Nothing takes gamers out of the moment faster than a laggy game. Screen freezes and pixilation? No thanks.
To keep your head in the game, you need a seamless experience. Fortunately, Samsung’s 8K TVs come with something called Variable Refresh Rate (VRR) Freesync – which means far less lag. So, the action stays smooth and you can stay in the game.
And VRR means that screen burn is a thig of the past. Nightmare averted.
3. You’re next-gen ready
If you’re looking forward to the next generation of consoles (think Xbox Series X and PS5) then you might have heard that they’ll be 8K compatible.
And the same thing is happening to new PC gaming rigs. If you think games look good now, get ready for new ultra-detailed resolutions.
So, if you want the biggest new games to look their best, 8K is the way to go.
4. Gives old games an upgrade
And just because newer consoles look amazing, that doesn’t mean we don’t want to keep playing classic games on older consoles. And that’s what makes upscaling so great. Samsung’s QLED 8K quantum processor upgrades content in real time.
It even optimises sound and tinkers with TV brightness to match the room. So, no fiddling with TV settings. Samsung’s AI is the on-hand techspert we all need.
5. Wider angles mean more on screen
Samsung QLED 8Ks give you and your mates an ultra-wide viewing angle. Basically, light is evenly spread across the screen. So, if you’re playing old-school multiplayer, everybody gets a great view of the action – no matter where they’re sitting.
6. One Connect Box for multiple consoles
So, this is a big deal for the hardcore gamers. If you get a QLED 8K from Samsung, you get a brilliant little gizmo called a One Connect Box. Set this clever bit of tech up underneath your TV set and you can plug in multiple consoles.
Then you can jump from your Xbox to your PS at the touch of a button. Game changer. All you need to do is make sure you’re using the right controller!
Looking to upgrade your gaming? Check out Samsung's amazing tech.