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Samsung's latest NEO QLED TVs are designed around some brand new tech, also featured in Apple's latest iPad Pro called Mini LEDs. They've been teasing them for a couple years now and today I finally get to try them out!

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0:00 Intro
1:07 QLED vs OLED History Lesson
2:23 Dimming Zones Explained
3:23 Alternative Options
3:50 Samsung NEO QLED Introduction
4:56 Bright Room Image Comparison
9:10 Dark Room Image Comparison
10:43 Can Linus Tell the Difference?
11:39 Image Comparison Conclusion
12:43 Q-Symphony Audio Test (Fail)
13:41 Outro




  • Time for a new TV 😎

  • hollllld up he sounds like purpled!

    Luca MontelloLuca MontelloNapja
  • I've tried Mini LED on the new Ipad pro and its awful if you raise the brightness in a very dark room you can easily see the zone and the shadows around subtitle for an example that's not happening in OLED TV at all

    Ahmed Abdul RazzaqAhmed Abdul Razzaq3 napja
  • that segway... wow

    MintyMinty5 napja
  • No one mentioned the noticeable detail difference of Samsung vs the oled on those screen pauses?

    Jeff BrownJeff Brown5 napja
  • LTT finding out at 6:52 about Reference-Monitors and Consumer-Monitors, you can not expect a "cheap" monitor to be a reference monitor that is calibrated 100% correctly or at least 99%

    B “_TrastaR_” BB “_TrastaR_” B5 napja
  • That zoomer things spoof tho, i almost choked on my vape, *trollface*

    GandalfTheLitGandalfTheLit5 napja
  • Linus " is the LG set to warm?" Proceeds to turn the tone significantly cooler than the Samsung and calls it even.😂

    Greg PeabodyGreg Peabody5 napja
  • I cant see shit on my phoen display

    Negi GNegi G5 napja
  • I feel like this tech would be perfect on a smart phone

    McDonaldsMcDonalds5 napja
  • What movie is that?

    Philipp “Sharrky” KottsiepePhilipp “Sharrky” Kottsiepe5 napja
  • Jake and Linus always without masks LOL. I guess what's going on is Jake is giving Linus the courage to face the 99.95% survival rate virus for their age group. Remember the video last fall when Jake and Linus were shoulder to shoulder in front of the table both maskless?

    Finland JourneyFinland Journey5 napja
  • Sammy for the win, way more detailed, great black levels, it's pretty obvious, only a oled fan boy would disagree 😉😜😏, but everyone has there preference

    kevin baileykevin bailey6 napja
  • I go with Samsung .. OLED really has issues with burn in .. That is what I fear with OLED.

    Bruce PerezBruce Perez6 napja
  • Some of those side by side comparisons are BS. Why is the OLED dark areas washed out? Clearly the black level is set incorrectly on the OLED or something.

    G MG M6 napja
  • and hoy is the view angle on the samsung? Still not convinced.

    Cyber MXCyber MX6 napja
  • Weird thing is, I've never really noticed any kind of bloom on my 14 year old HP w22 LCD screen. Sucker's a beast as I still use it dang near every day!

    Kcducttaper1Kcducttaper16 napja
  • I bought the TCL 6 Series late last year which is Mini LED QLED with Dolby Vision and oh my is it amazing! I never thought I would be able to get black levels and contrast similar to OLED without the crazy cost. It’s definitely the best TV purchase decision I’ve made.

    Fifth GenerationFifth Generation6 napja
  • There is no anti glare on the Samsung 77" and there's distracting reflections of ...everything off the screen which is super annoying. Pretty unforgivable to not have anti glare layers on a $3000 television.

    Cinnabuns2009Cinnabuns20096 napja
  • Well this test is pointless comparing a OLED half the size and zooming so it matches scale. I expect more from a tier A youtube channel. Play HDR on similar sized panels with power saving options turned off on the CX and its not even a competition anymore.

    SpawnSpawn6 napja
  • I agree you should have Tried the Mini

    Explore with Jazz ytExplore with Jazz yt7 napja
  • Might just be me but i just don't trust LG for primetime as a brand. Meaning if i had that kinda money i wouldn't buy one of their OLEDs, just from using the brand in the past.

    Antonio HernandezAntonio Hernandez7 napja
  • That actually looks very impressive. I would assume that because it is LED it will use less power and put out less heat as well. Plus no burn in issues or auto dimming features to deal with. I love my C9 oled but it has a few draw backs. The auto dimming feature is pretty annoying when using it as a computer monitor and I haven't found a way to disable it yet. It will just randomly get really dim, then step up to really bright while I am using it. I have controlled it to an extent and am getting used to it but it is still annoying. Not an issue at all when watching tv or movies though. And my oled also puts out a fair amount of heat compared to the LCD I had before.

    Paul MohrPaul Mohr7 napja
  • My Samsung 4K is a VA panel, my phone is an lcd, my iPad Pro is an lcd… on paper my setup sucks but in reality very nice.

    Mark MooreMark Moore7 napja
  • I have the CX LG 65” OLeD and there are much better color modes. Not to mention the high refresh rate @ 120

    Rody DavisRody Davis8 napja
  • Why do so many reviewers out there lie and tout how great OLED is for gaming by minimizing burn in risk? Maybe they're getting the tvs for free so don't feel the loss or use the tv after reviewing it to know? Meanwhile,I'm seeing more and more complaints of users with burn in less than a year of mixed use and Abt how LG is supposedly just replacing screens now, likely to avoid a lawsuit. They still haven't figured out how to stop burn in, those pixel refreshers help. Until they do, LCD tvs are still the best option for gaming.. and news

    SolosamuraiZSolosamuraiZ8 napja
  • I don't get the mini led for smaller screens like tablets. The brightness of oled from Samsung on smaller screens is already amazing.

    Empires FallEmpires Fall8 napja
  • Warm2 is the correct setting. It's the samsung that is too cold.

    Fredrik MalmerFredrik Malmer8 napja
  • I never expected to learn about the anatomy of the human eye on this channel 11:05

    Fco MFco M8 napja
  • @0:44 why tf is he wearing a tena lady on his face??

    The JokrThe Jokr9 napja

    Gamen4BrosGamen4Bros9 napja
  • Linus: How many dimimg zones you have? Samsung: Supreme

    Onur AkbaşOnur Akbaş9 napja
  • What movie were they watching?

    Keith ChristensenKeith Christensen9 napja
  • Comparing to latest "next gen" OLED QLED has ton of DSE and vertical banding. Not to mention you'll be REALLY LUCKY if your QLED is without any dead pixel.👎🏻

    Vladimir ZigicVladimir Zigic9 napja
  • Wow, the title was really irritating. Thought he was tEsting a legit Mini LED TV...

    Lofi SenseiLofi Sensei9 napja
  • sorry but it aint oled

    Playboi PapixPlayboi Papix9 napja
  • I bought a Samsung KS8000 back in 2016 and really haven't felt the need to upgrade ever since. It still holds up after all these years.

    Maajid BashirMaajid Bashir10 napja
  • OLED sucks because of quality loss over time and burn in.

    The_Effect_DE “The_Effect_DE”The_Effect_DE “The_Effect_DE”10 napja
  • No buddy the dimming zones being more aggressive wanting less blooming means the deepest possible blacks lol not opposed to wanting the deepest backs possible you had it backwards lol that's what they are going for with no blooming

    reviewfor thetubereviewfor thetube10 napja
  • Huge failure to never mention TCL who was first in all of this.

    Jake StormsJake Storms10 napja
  • Dual layer LCD. It's what replaced OLED even on high precision mastering monitors. Comparable contrast and much higher brightness. FALD is nice but takes forever to get to market in a usable form. Still for a PC use and dynamic content, I would take OLED over anything any time of the day, simply for the response times or rather lack of any response time, it's near instant. And the low brightness I can live with and can be improved when corps. stop to cheap out and use a heatsink for the OLED panel.

    v1m30v1m3010 napja
  • Q-Symphony is very impressive BTW. Works perfectly on my Q950T + QN900A setup. Adds a lot of depth to the sound, which surprised me given flat panel TV speakers are usually so abysmal. The TV does have impressively large rear firing woofers in it though.

    José De BardiJosé De Bardi10 napja
  • I took delivery of a 2021 75 inch 8K Neo QLED QN900A last month. So far I’m loving it. Wife isn’t sure it’s worth the crazy £8k cost yet though, especially as we currently have no 8K sources 😂

    José De BardiJosé De Bardi10 napja
  • It's simple, wait for samsung to create it, then buy another brand taht use it. Samsung has been a disappointement in quality for years now. It's all about marketing.

    BerjerkBerjerk10 napja
  • they need to put this in future vr headsets

    Jackson Crosley - Drone BuddiesJackson Crosley - Drone Buddies11 napja
  • Linus, I sell TVs for a living and let me tell you this: your local dimming explanation should be mandatory to each and every buyer, this was just spot on, great work!

    Pedro NascimentoPedro Nascimento11 napja
  • yall aren't ready for the OD Zero mini-led tv from TCL coming out later this year

    Ring RoadRing Road11 napja
  • Green my rear. The OLED is always dim, and nothing's worse than a dim screen.

    Mohammed SMohammed S11 napja
  • im not saying one of them is better or the other, but its super easy to see difference in black levels, even on distance, because oled is always noticeable less detailed in almost black areas, because its "too dark"

    theandren85theandren8511 napja
  • Awesome video but I think you should have used same size screen and also used either a C1 or even g1 for a comparison. I'm a fan of mini led qned and neo but a 65 inch cx or c1 comes in cheaper and also has 4 hdmi 2.1 ports and c1 has better game performance as where Samsung still has 1 even on their 8k TV.

    Kai IchinoseKai Ichinose11 napja
  • I saw you there, using an 8 Bit Do as a remote control! :P I would like to know how many dimming zones this TV has, also, why is Micro LED so expensive to manufacture, is this going to be fixed at some point so we can finally have the ultimate screen? We have the old Q90T TV at home, and we do notice blooming, but its rare and doesnt really pose any issues for us.

    Aaron MurgatroydAaron Murgatroyd11 napja
  • I would just make 2 panels, one for color, one for light. A small filter could process the light panel to greyscable and apply filters to it to make the light parts brighter and the dark parts off (basically add contrast) and maybe make the light zones a bit smaller, so no wash out is present. I am just not sure if you would be legally allowed to display content on 2 layers, as you basically could argue that you only pay for one view. Its still one display, but it would kinda display 2 times the same image, one time in color and one time as light source.

    Stefan EggerStefan Egger12 napja
  • socks with sandals....com'on Linus

    Bob_ButlerBob_Butler12 napja
  • Linus: Me: I think I watched that movie but I just don't remember the name

    mohammad rezamohammad reza12 napja
  • we are seeing the recording of the camera. so yeah

    Mr. UnknownMr. Unknown12 napja
  • make a comparisson with the new G1 ir C1 from LG or even better the sony ones !

    Guitar Equals AwesomeGuitar Equals Awesome12 napja
  • Can someone tell me what movie it was they were watching?

    Nathan PerryNathan Perry12 napja
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    sanidhay sharmasanidhay sharma13 napja
  • hulabel.info/dron/box9jJeZptSFmmw/vide

    sanidhay sharmasanidhay sharma13 napja
  • If you want to know more about mini led hulabel.info/dron/box9jJeZptSFmmw/vide

    sanidhay sharmasanidhay sharma13 napja
  • Oh God

    Arthur LeywinArthur Leywin13 napja
  • my solution to this: build a tv that just turns off the pixels for true black areas

    V3XORV3XOR13 napja
  • Don't confuse this with micro led

    Sal3600Sal360013 napja
  • LED is still lit by a backlight. OLED every single pixel has its own light

    Liam FeatherstoneLiam Featherstone13 napja
  • Misleading video. I’m looking at my iPad 2018 and iPad 2021 mini-led side-by-side. The mini-led has slightly better contrast for reading ebooks and sheet music, that is barely noticeable. I suggest consumers stay away from these gimmicks until they really need a new device. If I had bought the new iPad just for mini-led, I would feel incredibly ripped-off right now. Certainly, this video would tend to bias viewers towards undue exuberance.

    Cato BringasCato Bringas14 napja
  • linus making gen z jokes cause he feels his planned obsolescence coming

    E WyngowskiE Wyngowski14 napja
  • What's the movie? Blade Runner 2049?

    Arief Rakhman (armanke13)Arief Rakhman (armanke13)14 napja
  • Watching this on the mini led iPad and this display in HDR is all that - best I’ve ever seen

    William WheelerWilliam Wheeler15 napja
  • i run a 65 inch OLED for my primary LG, tv and a 49 inch nano cell for my gaming pc. i can honestly say noone watches movies in adead ultra dark room, even movie theaters have side lighting for this reason.

    Uncle DeadheadUncle Deadhead15 napja
  • i love that they played br2049

    EricEric15 napja
  • SUS

    i am in paini am in pain15 napja
  • i mean, from my monitor and through video compression, the LG looks like shit compared to the Samsung.

    Topher HendricksonTopher Hendrickson15 napja
  • The failing pixel(s) at 11:25 caught my eye Or, wait. Is that actually an image being projected onto the TV from another device?

    John L GaltJohn L Galt15 napja
  • Don't waste your money on Samsung's new Neo QLED. I have had the 65" model replaced 4 times and each set turns up with the same issue. You can see the 4 LED panels that make up the back panel. This results in a very noticeable vertical line in the middle of the screen from top to bottom, its like a brighter line around 1 cm thick. This was on all sets and the newest one now also has a horizontal one going accross the screen which isn't as noticeable than the vertical one. These lines are most noticeable when watching things like anime and 2D animation or anything where the scene pans like a nature documentary for example. If you are a gamer then this will be most noticeable when playing games. So far I have tested a host of games on this TV on PS4, Xbox, Nintendo Switch and anything I play the line is there in your face, very off putting when gaming and trying to get immersed. I am getting this refunded now and will just stick with a different brand as Samsung has now admitted to me that this is now a known issue with these panels. For some reason no reviewers are mentioning this, I have even sat and watched loads of reviews and can see the line clearly in some review videos and they don't say a thing

    Bayley IncBayley Inc15 napja
  • Who else is still happy with their 720p LED TV?

    Blue_DuckyBlue_Ducky15 napja
  • Old school Linus dropping things 4:34

    M 45M 4516 napja
  • Blade Runner is a crazy movie, but good nonetheless.

    Lucky LucianoLucky Luciano16 napja
  • Me after buying the 2020 65" CX Oled... 😒 Could have had the Samsung 75"... or 85".... Not one for waiting though...

    Steve BSteve B16 napja
  • Thanks for mentioning micro LED, which IS the holy grail of display technology.

    Ed DouglasEd Douglas16 napja
  • TCL 8 series introduced this a couple years ago...

    Bruce CowgillBruce Cowgill16 napja
  • There's something wrong with that OLED display or it's somehow out of focus. Go to 10:06 and look at the lack of sharpness / definition. Sony 85 OLED for example or any Sony for that matter (and it's already discontinued) will give much better results imho.

    Josh CartuJosh Cartu16 napja
  • 9:00 and that LG has a 120hz panel so you'd pick it anyways lol

    Chris SchulerChris Schuler16 napja
  • but in reality samsungs mini led is not as great as it suggests.. at least with this first version and considering it's price. in other tests the neo qled didn't get that good marks.

    iDoe84iDoe8416 napja
  • Me on 720p , I can see the difference!

    Alexander CoralAlexander Coral16 napja
  • I'm so glad you guys started doing timestamps, it makes it so much easier to find specific information in your videos.

    hen kohen ko17 napja
  • Me on my crappy cell phone watching this video at 720p max " wow, omg it does looks so much better"

    Christian TerrillChristian Terrill17 napja
  • “Their monsters but they do it”. Thank you, I’ll never get people putting a TV high up on a wall. Are you standing up all the time or are you sitting on bar stools watching TV?

    WhiteHawkWhiteHawk17 napja
  • what I would like to know, if I had to choose between the two technologies (if they look almost the same), wich one degrade less over time?

    JEJE17 napja
    • not zones.

      hen kohen ko17 napja
  • Lol. Samsung been trying to catch up with LG for years. I'm sure Samsung is throwing everything but the kitchen sink to take down OLED tech.

    Ricardo AguilarRicardo Aguilar17 napja
  • I just have to tell you that you say that the 2 current technologies that compete with each other are, QLED and OLED. I think you should have indicated that Quantum Dot is the name that physicist Alexei Ekimov gave it, that the first company to use this technology was Sony with its Trilluminius but it was made famous by the Samsung brand under the name QLED.-

    Daniel MedinaDaniel Medina17 napja
  • Any chance we could wait for that iPad impressions from you?…

    bodoti qwiubodoti qwiu17 napja

    Jason SmithJason Smith17 napja
  • These comparisons aren't very impressive when I'm watching them on a Lenovo laptop from 2011.

    ProjectDv2ProjectDv217 napja
  • This is a bad comparison, I am sure with your expertise you can do much better.

    woody crakerwoody craker17 napja
  • Lag test in game mode?

    Jeffrey OllerJeffrey Oller17 napja
    • TCL (8 series) had a great mini led last year.

      bodoti qwiubodoti qwiu17 napja
  • iPad Pro has bloom. Apple couldn’t pull it off 😔

    LeeLee17 napja
  • is samsung still messing with apps like ads playing in local media in plex, deciding customers need banner ads in their dialer app, or enabling background location tracking to tell you discount codes if you are near a best buy?.. yes 2 of those were phones, but im saying they messed with tv's and that was before they had mic's on all the time.

    88djdmepfdnkjf9488djdmepfdnkjf9418 napja
  • What movie are they watching?

    PukiemanGamerPukiemanGamer18 napja
  • i want this tech in vr

    Media Headz TVMedia Headz TV18 napja
  • *sigh* Warm2 is the most accurate colour setting on the LG. It's what every professional calibrator recommends. I don't know why Linus always wants cool, incorrect colours.

    TomiplyTomiply18 napja
    • Warm 2 is best for dark room viewing. I personally find Warm1 to be the best all around. I use in dimly lit or sometimes daytime viewing. Its a good compromise.

      ChicagoBulls1984ChicagoBulls198415 napja