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. it would be nice to see a change in the gaming world since i have not had a bigger tv then 24 inches so it would be a great upgrade to see the difference! as for games i would love to play the new cyberpunk! i’ve seen a lot of commercials and they looks very appealing and looks very colorful! it would definitely be a great match seeing the two together.

  2. Never been able to try out a 4k or 8k tv so the feature I’m most exited for is absolutely experiencing cyberpunk 2077 in the highest quality possible!

  3. 1.) How do you just choose one feature but the Variable Refresh Rate (including Freesync) coupled with ALLM (Auto Low Latency Mode) is a must have for any gamer.

    2.) Cyberpunk 2077 with this this beautiful next gen Samsung 75″ 8K QLED Smart TV with the  Samsung HW-Q850T Soundbar along with the king of next gen consoles Xbox Series X would be a dream come true.

    Perfect surprise gift for my wife

  4. I can’t wait to try the Samsung 8K Quantum Processor for enhancing the picture quality. I can’t wait to play Cyberpunk 2077 on the Xbox Series X!

  5. I was considering saving my money after Xmas for a 4k TV and a new Ps5 as well..but at the same time, I am aware that thatll be tough and especially in the world crisis we are in, even more tough. I just saw a post on Twitter about this great deal and although my chance are slim, I thought that I’d give it a shot and enter in.

    I use to have an Xbox 360 and then switched to PS but I kinda wouldn’t mind switching back over.

    Thank you!

  6. Excited for the Ultra Viewing Angle feature of the TV. Excited to play Assassin’s Creed Valhalla and Hogwarts Legacy when it’s released.

  7. It having a Quantum Processor 8K with 2nd Generation AI upscaling!

    The new assassins creed Valhalla looks amazing!

  8. I have really enjoyed following the technology behind AI based up scaling tech. Its really nice to see the Samsung 8k TVs with dedicated AI processors.

    I am really excited for the chance to play Cyberpunk 2077.

  9. my tv is an old lg tv and the buttoms on the side don’t even work.if i got the samsung tv that would be amazing. i also want the series x because i really want to play cyberpunk.

  10. 1.Tell us one feature of Samsung 8K TVs you can’t wait to try in your home
    The 8k resolution paired with HDR, colors will just be so vivid with no limitation by the resolution.
    2.Tell us one new game you can’t wait to play on the new Xbox Series X.
    Definitely Cyberpunk, been waiting 2 years for it!

  11. I can’t wait to see the 8k picture quality of this TV. The specs of this TV are amazing. Its my dream to have this TV. Moreover it comes with a builtin Apple air play. This feature will be very beneficial for me as I will be able to attach my IPhone to TV.

    I would lile to play Spiderman on Xbox and having this TV with Xbox, the gaming will be an unimaginable experience. 120HZ motion rate will make everything smooth

  12. The 8K tv has the most crisp pixels I have ever seen. I went to a best buy store and saw one of these bad boys. It was just amazing. The giveaway includes the 8K TV and right now I have a 1080p but there is a huge difference(and I mean huge) between both TVs. For the xbox series x. My friend has one of them and it is really smooth. There is a lot of hate on the xbox from the ps fans but the xbox series x is a very good console. I played watchdogs legion and forza at his house and forza was definitely my favourite. It worked amazing with the 8k tv he has and again like I said the graphics were crisp and there was so much detail.

  13. Just using the 8k feature alone is enough to want the new Samsung TV! And for the Xbox, definitely looking forward to Cyberpunk 2077.

  14. 1- I would love to test out that variable refresh rate for gaming ! And the possible upscaling of my consoles right now !! QLED is the way to go !!

    2- And what better than CYBER PUNK to test it out on the Tv. The only big title that people were waiting for what it seems a decade !!

  15. I would love to see how the QLED display would change how vibrant the colours are in game especially on the series x.

    One game I am looking forward to playing is Halo infinite.

    Even if I don’t win I just wanted to say thank you for the amazing giveaway

  16. tell us one feature of Samsung 8K TVs you can’t wait to try in your home?
    The feature that I can’t wait for it’s the reliability that I have for the Company, They will provide the best experience as I have from my Samsung phone
    tell us one new game you can’t wait to play on the new Xbox Series X.
    I still don’t know Xbox game pass has so many options, but if I must to guess Halo 5 <3

  17. 1. The pixel density of 8k along with a 120hz refresh rate.

    2. Cyberpunk 2077 with ray tracing on the series x looks amazing.

  18. 1. tell us one feature of Samsung 8K TVs you can’t wait to try in your home
    I want to see richer blacks in 8K!

    2. tell us one new game you can’t wait to play on the new Xbox Series X.

  19. It would be awesome to t to the high refresh rate (game mode) on Cyberpunk 2077! 8K with 120Hz can’t go wrong with that!

  20. (wipe drool from lip) – These TV’s make me want to cry (because they are leaps and bounds beyond what I have – darn you Samsung) while at the same time motivate me to find a way to afford a Series X and one of these TV’s. I saw a QLED TV the other day at a friends house, and OMG the HDR on a QLED TV makes me happy to be alive, seriously I got an endorphin rush when I saw it.

    Gaming on a Series X or PS5, with a 120Hz refresh, upscaled to 8K – I honestly can imagine a more dreamlike state. Can you imagine CyberPunk in this setup? The governments of the world just need to give us all this setup at home, and no would would leave their house for the next 6 months. Oh who am I kidding, folks like us drooling over this stuff, have we even left our house in the last 6 months anyways 🙂

    Stay safe everyone, I will be sitting here glowing green with envy for anyone who has of these monsters in their dwelling.

  21. 1- 120 hertz refresh rate should be something to see, like the jump from 30 fps games to 60 fps
    2- Cyberpunk 2077 with series X enhancement

    • 1. I would love to watch my toddler’s favorite cartoons in pure 8k format with him.

      2. I want to play Assassin’s Creed Valhalla on the new Xbox Series X.

  22. 120hz 4K gaming, and not to mention the variable refresh rate.
    I can’t wait to play Cyberpunk 2077 on this puppy! 🙂

  23. Gaming on 8k and 120hz would be amazing. And I playing CyberPunk 2077 at that resolution would truly make for a next generation experience.

  24. 1- upscaling, 120herts, HDM 2.1!! Wow, if only you could feel my excitement and see my tears, I think they are in 8k. Would love to see some Toy Story upscaled!

    2- Cyberpunk would be a great match for all this awesome tech!!

  25. The new specs of the Samsung 8K OLED look amazing, especially the HDMI 2.1 and 4K/120Hz!
    I can’t wait to play Assassins Creed Valhalla!

  26. -From Aaron Francis, Kingston Ontario

    1. I’ve been a huge fan of Samsung TVs for most of my life, but this would be my first QLED tv. I’m extremely excited to see the 8k picture on it, as well as the vibrant colors in 4k 60hz.
    2. I absolutely CANNOT wait to play Cyberpunk 2077. I’ve been following the CDPR team since the Witcher 1 days, and I’m so excited to see their next game. Plus – multiplayer? That sounds exciting! The series X should give me quite a boost!

    • 1. Really make the most of being home by enjoying the best quality movies and gaming in 8k and 4k.

      2. Halo infinite

  27. 1) I must be getting old but the Adaptive Sound+ fine-tines audio quality based on the surrounding environment is the one feature of Samsung 8K TVs I can’t wait to try in my home, and
    2) The one new game I can’t wait to play on the new Xbox Series X is Cyberpunk 2077.

  28. I would like to Elaborate on what I had previously said. So the current Tv I have at home only supports up to 1080P. I can’t wait to imagine the huge jump I would see to 8K. I always wanted a brand new Tv since I have been using the same one since 2010. The new game I can’t wait to play would be the new black ops Cold war. I have been a huge fan of the Black ops Series since 2010. I am currently a Xbox 360 user so for me to have a brand new Xbox series x would mean a whole lot to me since unfortunately I missed out on the whole Xbox one generation. There would be such a huge difference In the gameplay including improved graphics and loading times.

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