On June 21st, Gizcoupon reported that projectors have typically been the most cost-effective choice for those aspiring to create the ultimate entertainment space. However, Samsung TV 98Q80C, a 98-inch QLED TV, could change the game. Moreover, it promises to bring an entirely new experience to your home theater.
The Samsung TV 98Q80C is the latest addition to Samsung’s 2023 TV series. It will cost $8,000 and will hit the market in early July. Unlike last year’s high-end QN90B series, which introduced the QN100B 98-inch Neo QLED TV as an extension, this new offering expands the more affordable Q80C series.
Powered by Samsung neural quantum processor, the Q80C upscales any content to 4K resolution. It supports visual standards such as HDR and HDR10+, as well as audio standards like Dolby Atmos. Samsung object-tracking sound technology enhances immersion by matching audio to the content being viewed. Users can directly access major streaming services, including Disney+, Hulu, Apple TV+, Prime Video, and Netflix. Cloud gaming is also possible through services like Xbox Game Pass, Amazon Luna, or Nvidia GeForce Now.
Although it does not utilize Mini LED technology, this 98-inch Samsung QLED 4K TV still provides an option for users seeking a large-screen experience. More importantly, it is potentially the first large-sized TV that users can truly afford. After all, the $40,000 price tag on the QN100B restricts it to luxury consumers. LG 97-inch G2 OLED TV, priced at $25,000, is similarly expensive, making it inaccessible to the average consumer. While $8,000 is not cheap, it becomes more accessible when compared to Samsung 98-inch Neo QLED TV at $40,000.
The Q80C will be Samsung’s most affordable 98-inch TV. However, for those desiring this size with a tighter budget, the TCL 98R754 is available for only $5,000.
Samsung has also launched a promotional campaign where users who pre-order will receive a $500 credit for use on Samsung.com. From July 3rd to July 23rd, orders will enjoy an additional $1,000 discount. Additionally, a Samsung Q-series soundbar will be offered as a gift, along with complimentary delivery and installation services.