Samsung 8K tvA lot of families have holiday movie traditions. Maybe you like to sit down with a big bowl of popcorn (to make popcorn garlands, with of course) and watch Elf or Christmas Vacation. Or maybe you are more of a Die Hard family (that’s our house!). Whatever your movie tradition, having the right television makes all the difference. That’s why my editor’s pick for the 12 Days of Christmas is a Samsung 8K TV.

12 Days of Christmas: Day 4 is Samsung 8K

Now that we’re spending so much of the holidays together indoors, why not start a new tradition of watching holiday movies on the highest resolution TV on the market, a Samsung QLED 8K television? A brand new TV would also make the ultimate gift this holiday season, so for that reason, we’ve made it part of our 12 Days of Christmas picks (Day 1 is the Google Pixel 4a).

What makes a Samsung 8K special?

8K televisions are the highest resolution TVs on the market, and Samsung is considered one of the best. Samsung uses QLED, or Quantum Light-Emitting Diode, technology. QLED televisions can produce more vibrant and accurate colors, and – because they don’t rely on the same color control technology as OLED televisions – can create richer blacks.

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One of the many options for Ambient Mode

Television resolution is the number of pixels embedded in the screen. The more pixels, the more detail you can achieve and an 8K television has twice as many pixels as a 4K television, which has been the new standard for the last several years. While there is not a lot of content shot specifically for 8K viewing (yet), an 8K QLED television will give you the rich, crisp and vibrant viewing experience of your dreams, and some have the ability to upscale lower resolution images, making them look even better.

While there are not a lot of movies available in 8K yet, some upcoming television shows are being shot in 8K. Have a gamer in the house? Some games are made in 8K, which would be absolutely perfect on a massive Samsung QLED television.

A Samsung 8K TV also has Ambient Mode, which turns the TV into a work of art while it’s not showing videos.

Which Samsung 8K should I choose?

For 2020 Samsung has released three new 8K models, all offering the very best of resolution; there’s the Samsung Q800, Samsung Q950, and the Samsung Q900. All of these models have Bluetooth compatibility, four HDMI connections, the Quantum Processor 8K for fast image display, and all are smart televisions with the ability to utilize a wide variety of streaming services and apps. The key differences are going to be in the depth of the product, with the Q950TS being a razor thin six tenths of an inch.

samsung upscaling, 8KThey are all terrific options, and come in a range of sizes from 55 inches, all the way up to 85 inches. Pick the right one based on your room, needs and budget.

A Samsung 8K QLED television would make a fabulous family gift. Now that we’re spending all this time at home, and probably watching more shows and movies than ever, it is the perfect time to upgrade your TV. A Samsung 8K TV is great for gaming, video chats with family and friends, playing music, screen mirroring for work or school, or even surfing the web. Perhaps a new television will be the perfect way for the family to celebrate holidays while remaining socially distant.

Read about the other 12 days of Christmas gifts for this season.


  1. I’m excited for the quantumdots! I think it is so awesome this tv uses Nano technology. 8k picture! I cant even imagine, well I won’t have to once I win the new TV! I love how we are advancing. I’ve been homeschooling my three children for 7 years now and we recently did a project on technology advancements since the middle ages and we have come so far! Plus my kids would be so thrilled to play a brand new series X Xbox! My 14 year old son loves Kingdom hearts games, and Bla but mostly my 11 daughter wants to play Black Ops! and my 8year old son is brilliant, he would be most excited to play Minecraft Dungeons!

  2. 1. I would really love to experience 8k since, well, I haven’t
    2. I’m itching to play cyberpunk2077 with a solid 60fps on an 8k tv

  3. I can’t wait to play Halo Infinite on the Series X as well as 8 k, my TV is 1080. I can’t wait to try all the Smart TV abilities.

  4. 1. Streaming and gaming in 8K must be awesome!
    2. Can’t wait to play Assassin’s Creed Valhalla on the new Xbox!

  5. With QLED technology, ill finally be able to blow my mind and eyes with cyberpunk 2077 and Samsung’s eyewatering quantum dot clarity!

  6. 1. 8K Upscaling! Turning regular 1080p or 2160p video into glorious 8K!
    2. Seriously can’t wait for Cyberpunk 2077.

  7. 1) The impressive MR240 motion rate and quantum dot technology are the perfect combination for next generation gaming.

    2) As an RPG fan I’m excited to immerse myself in the world of cyberpunk and getting to do it in this next level TV would be a dream come true!

  8. Hard to pick just one, but the Quantum Processor’s a.i. enhanced upscaling of my entire movie & games collection to nearly 8K over 75 inches would be incredible.

    Cyberpunk at near-8K quality? Yes please!

  9. I would like to use this TV to check out the new resolution since My current TV is 1080P and that it is a smart TV so I can access the internet directly on it . I have never experienced the true quality. I can’t wait to try out the new Call of Duty Black Ops Cold War this holiday season . I have been a huge fan of the Black ops Series since 2010.

  10. 1. For sure try the Samsung’s 8K video streaming that will be an fantastic experience.
    2. Cyberpunk 2077 looks like the best game ever, couting the dayr tor play it 🙂

  11. Who wouldn’t want a 8k at 120 hertz TV ? ITs just amazing the quality and feel of the picture is too good .

  12. We can’t wait to play Cyberpunk 2077 & Watch Dogs in our new Xbox Series X, with the 8K Quantum Processor and try the gaming optimized HDMI 2.1 port.
    We also can’t wait to see all our favorite series, movies and music videos, in our new Samsung 75” 8K TV, with our Samsung HW-Q850T Soundbar. OMG Everything will look and sound A M A Z I N G!!!!
    It will be our perfect Christmas family’s gift it will bring us all together to share more time and memories, specially in this difficult pandemic times.

    Merry Christmas and Thank you so much for this wonderful contest ✨

  13. 1. Looking forward to playing Assassin’s Creed Valhalla!

    2. Samsung’s 8K resolution and 120hz would be insane with all the new XBOX technology and game graphics.

  14. The 8K would be the one to get, if it’s hype is only 3/4 true it would give the proven OLED a run for the big spenders. We know the Xbox X is a big jump in performance, would be very interesting to see if Cyberpunk would be a visual overload which would be huge, or just another great game on a large a large TV? A 8K TV with zero software or a OLED that works right now… the up conversion on the 8K would have to be phenomenal to challenge OLED

  15. 1. I am really excited to see what 8k resolution with gaming with 120hz looks like 🙂

    2. Call of Duty!

  16. This Samsung TV has literally everything you could search or ask for in a tv. The xbox series x would look incredible on this and this tv would be able to keep up in every single way.

    As for a game Marvel’s Spider Man Miles Morales. The combo of this and the Samsung 8K would be mind blowing

  17. 1. QLED with 8K resolution would be unreal to watch movies and play games on

    2. Cyberpunk 2077 would be insane to play on this tv!

  18. Hi! I would be so grateful to win this package!
    On the new 8K TV the first thing I would do is try out the video chatting with my only sister who lives on the other side of the planet. The picture would be so clear and she would get to see my whole family.
    The first game we can’t wait to play on the Xbox Series X is Rocket League.

    Thank you!!

  19. I can’t wait to enjoy HDR capabilities with 8k resolution! Cyberpunk is the game that will really bring out the HDR content!

  20. 1. I can’t wait to try out the new details of a 8k TV. I was only limited to 1080p TV which is not terrible, but not good.

    2. Watch Dogs : Legion. I am a very big Watch Dogs fan and playing it on the XBOX Series X would be a dream come true!

  21. I’m an artist, I could not imagine drawing/ displaying my art in 8k. I’m also really exited to see my older art upscaled. If I get one I’ll be playin cyberpunk in crisp 8k at a smooth 120 hertz.

  22. 1. I’m most excited to try out the 8k resolution on this TV
    2. Can’t wait to play Cyberpunk after all this time and all the delays!

  23. I would love an 8K QLED Smart tv, as someone who loves watching tv shows, movies and playing video games, I would love to be immersed in the sound and the 8K image. I’m looking forward to playing Cyberpunk 2077 with either of the next gen systems!!! That’s of course if I can get my hands on one!

  24. Hi,
    1. I am excited to see how good 8K graphics look and be able to play fast paced games at 120Hz.
    2. I am very excited to try cyber punk 2077 to see how they have changed next gen open world games.

  25. 1. I can’t wait to try the HDMI 2.1 and 4k gaming clarity.
    2. I can’t wait to play Assasins Creed Valhalla.

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