This article is sponsored by Samsung.
Everyone knows that the best home entertainment system brings that bigger-than-life, immersive experience of watching movies in a theater right to your living room. But with video games getting more immersive every year, and with game developers providing cinematic quality that rivals Hollywood, is it time to bring that same approach to your gaming setup?
Taking your gaming setup to the next level means making deliberate choices with your gear, from picking a super-advanced TV to a powerful audio system. Everything must be designed to make the at-home gaming experience truly spectacular.
Working within these guidelines, the centerpiece of any next-level system should start with the Samsung Neo QLED 8K QN800B TV, which has been optimized for exhilarating gaming performance.
With four full-bandwidth HDMI 2.1 ports*, the Samsung Neo QLED 8K TV can support up to 4K 120Hz gaming from next-gen gaming consoles, right up to 8K 60Hz from advanced gaming PCs- and all Neo QLED users get FreeSync Premium Pro variable refresh rate support. In fact, Samsung is the only brand offering TVs with VRR at up to 144 HZ refresh rates right now for PC gaming**. Taken together, this groundbreaking technology translates into a hyper-smooth graphics performance for any platform.
But graphics are just part of the immersion. The Samsung Neo QLED 8K TV also has Samsung’s most advanced mini-LED backlight system ever, with local dimming and enhanced off-angle performance. This dimming system maintains deep, dark blacks, exposes nuanced shadow detail, and delivers bright HDR highlights – so your gaming station will look amazing during the day and under the cover of night.
Samsung also offers a handy Game Bar, which shows you key display stats at a glance and optimizes the picture to fit the game’s graphics. This TV also supports auto game mode, so the second your game loads, the TV automatically optimizes for the lowest input lag and best possible picture quality.
We have dazzling picture for our game setup. Let’s talk about getting an equally dazzling sound.
Step in Samsung’s Q990 B 11.1.4 Dolby Atmos and DTS:X soundbar surround system***. This flagship system is easy to set up and provides immersive, high-fidelity wireless Dolby Atmos. With five total Dolby Atmos channels, a powerful subwoofer, and a wireless speaker kit also with Dolby Atmos surround drivers, this audio system delivers an accurate, rich, and immersive sound quality.
Samsung Q-Symphony Sound is another audio advantage that comes with pairing the DTS:X soundbar to the Samsung Neo QLED 8K TV. Q-Symphony allows the speakers in the TV to work in concert with the soundbar’s speakers, adding even more depth and clarity to the sound field.
With this audio setup, you won’t just hear your enemies coming: you’ll hear WHERE they are coming from. The ambient sound effects create a 360-degree dome of sound, making you feel like you’re right there on the battlefield, in a jungle, or on the raceway.
So you’ve got your super-advanced TV paired with the best audio you can get, but none of it matters if your gaming setup is plagued by long loading times and overloaded hard drives.
Introducing the Samsung Gaming Hub, a critical step for a high-quality, high-performance gaming setup. The Hub connects you to game streaming services like Google Stadia, NVidia’s GeForce Now, Utomik, and the Xbox app. This means access to a dizzying array of top AAA and indie titles without long download times or needing a game console or PC in the room. No bulky boxes, no downloads, no storage limits. All you need is an Internet connection and a compatible wireless controller, and top-notch game performance is delivered right to your TV.
A brilliant Samsung Neo QLED 8K TV optimized for gaming, rich audio from a powerful surround sound system, and access to all your favorite games without worrying about download times or hard drives – with this setup you will finally be able to fully immerse yourself in video games and enjoy them for the cinematic masterpieces they are.
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*HDMI 2.1:4K@120Hz, a HDMI 2.1 specification.
**Available on select 2022 Samsung TVs.
***Soundbar sold separately.