Samsung’s Q60B range of TVs are available with displays ranging from 43 to 75 inches. With a QLED panel with high dynamic range and 4K resolution, it’s not the cheapest selection of TVs from the South Korean company, but they look (and sound good) impressive.
This is mainly thanks to the quantum dot technology, which enhances color and depth; This combined with HDR is stunning.
To find out if this is a TV you should choose, we took the 43-inch model (QE43Q60B) and set it up in a standard family room.
Why choose Samsung QE43Q60B?
With a growing number of 4K TVs to choose from, it can be difficult to find a great picture that fits your budget.
Once you’ve settled on a display type (QLED? OLED? NEO QLED?) and size, it’s time to choose a manufacturer. Samsung is a trusted name in a crowded market.
But when it comes to 4K TVs does the designation qualify?
At the high end of the market, the answer is always “yes”. But competition is high at the more affordable end of the market, with lots of options (some with slightly familiar names). Samsung TVs can be prone to melting into the background.
But these TVs look good, with small bezels, great visuals, and plenty of connectivity options. No Android is TV; Samsung TVs introduce Tizen OS for smart TV capabilities.
At the very least, a Samsung Q60B TV should be on your list to consider. While the QE43Q60B is the smallest model available, there are very few differences between it and its larger sibling.
What ships with the Samsung QE43Q60B?
Opening the box reveals a slim TV, complete with a power supply, two stands (left and right), two cable clips, and two remote controls. There’s also a Common Interface smart card adapter; If included, it ships as a separate unit that you can attach to the back of the TV.
The Q60B range also includes clear instructions for all screen sizes.
The dual remote situation is not as complicated as it sounds. There is a smart remote covering everything with a standard TV remote. Resembling an Amazon Fire TV or Apple TV remote, it’s equipped with a microphone and diminutive controls, and features integration with Amazon Alexa and Samsung Bixby.
Flip the remote over, and you’ll find a solar cell (hence its official SolarCell Remote moniker), which should extend operating time. There’s also a USB Type-C port for recharging—Samsung recommends an original Samsung charger for this. Note that the standard remote that ships with the Samsung Q60B TV requires 2x AAA batteries.
Thanks to the simple design of the stand, the Samsung QE43Q60B can be set up in five minutes. This may be different for you, and will probably take longer to mount on a wall with a VESA bracket.
design and port
The 43-inch display is edge-to-edge with a narrow bezel, 5mm in width, but with steeper angles creating an impression of just 3mm around the screen.
Without the smart card adapter, the TV is about 20mm thick; or 25 mm (about one inch) deep with it installed.
Around back, the TV has a row of recessed ports: USB 5V (power only), USB 5V (power and data), Ethernet, two HDMI, and two coaxial. Along with the Smart Card Adapter, two more ports are offered: an additional HDMI port and an optical audio output.
Note that there is no DisplayPort in this range of TVs.
With such a small bezel-to-display ratio, simple, minimalist legs and a good selection of ports, the Samsung QE43Q60B looks good and offers almost all the connectivity options you could need.
Key Features of Samsung QE43Q60B
This is a 4K TV with QLED technology. QLED differs from OLED and LEDs in that it uses a blue backlight and a layer of quantum dots (tiny nanocrystals) to combine and split the colors. The result, Samsung claims, is a billion colors and 100% color quantization.
Its max resolution is 3840 x 2160 (16:9 ratio), at 100Mhz screen refresh. Thanks to HDR10+, deeper blacks and enhanced details are presented.
The display and audio hardware is based on the Quantum Processor Lite 4K, which is the most important individual piece of hardware apart from the QLED display.
Depending on where you are in the world, this TV range comes with different coaxial interfaces. In the UK, this means a DVB-T2 input for digital broadcasts via an aerial.
There are also built-in wireless and Bluetooth radios. Wi-Fi is used for streaming (the Samsung TV Plus carries a huge selection of channels), while Bluetooth is for the SolarCell remote and game controllers, as well as external speakers.
Audio from the TV itself is surprisingly lifelike. This is achieved with object tracking sound technology, providing 3D sound while the adaptive sound feature ensures that what you are watching sounds right.