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Samsung’s Gaming TV Hub Launches w/ Xbox, Stadia, and GeForce Now streaming

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Or is it just one of Phil's balls in my throat?


Samsung is launching its gaming hub for its 2022 smart TVs and monitors today. The hub brings together the best game streaming apps into a single location, with quick access to Nvidia’s GeForce Now, Google Stadia, Utomik, Twitch, and Microsoft’s new Xbox TV app. Even Amazon Luna will be available soon, neatly integrated into the Samsung Gaming Hub UI.

The gaming hub doesn’t act only as a launch point for cloud gaming, though. HDMI-connected video game consoles will feature inside the hub, alongside passthrough controller inputs so you can use a single controller instead of having to pair multiple ones. That means popular Bluetooth headsets and controllers will work across multiple apps, services, and devices through the Samsung Gaming Hub.
 

Banjo64

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alongside passthrough controller inputs so you can use a single controller instead of having to pair multiple ones. That means popular Bluetooth headsets and controllers will work across multiple apps, services, and devices through the Samsung Gaming Hub.

yoooo that actually sounds slick but shame I don’t rate Samsung.
 

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Or is it just one of Phil's balls in my throat?
alongside passthrough controller inputs so you can use a single controller instead of having to pair multiple ones. That means popular Bluetooth headsets and controllers will work across multiple apps, services, and devices through the Samsung Gaming Hub.

yoooo that actually sounds slick but shame I don’t rate Samsung.


Yeah, that seems like a very useful feature to anyone who juggles more than one of those services regularly.
 

01011001

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Tried Samsung once and returned it. Don't know how they are these days.

feature rich, great price... but color accuracy isn't great. they know how most people like their TV image and cater towards that instead of accuracy.

for gaming LG and Samsung are the best TV brands due to their often cutting edge features.

My almost 4 year old Samsung supports VRR on PS5 for example even tho It's an HDMI 2.0 TV, because they implemented the feature very early on
 
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Shmunter

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feature rich, great price... but color accuracy isn't great. they know how most people like their TV image and cater towards that instead of accuracy.

for gaming LG and Samsung are the best TV brands due to their often cutting edge features.

My almost 4 year old Samsung supports VRR on PS5 for example even tho It's an HDMI 2.0 TV, because they implemented the feature very early on
I’m surprised people enjoy Samsung for gaming. Have owned a few sets, and always found it to be the only brand where the picture quality nosedives dramatically in game mode vs regular viewing. All others are consistent with better gaming results imho.
 

NinjaBoiX

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alongside passthrough controller inputs so you can use a single controller instead of having to pair multiple ones. That means popular Bluetooth headsets and controllers will work across multiple apps, services, and devices through the Samsung Gaming Hub.

yoooo that actually sounds slick but shame I don’t rate Samsung.
So I could play two player games on either XSX or PS5 with only one controller for each?
 

01011001

Gold Member
I’m surprised people enjoy Samsung for gaming. Have owned a few sets, and always found it to be the only brand where the picture quality nosedives dramatically in game mode vs regular viewing. All others are consistent with better gaming results imho.

it's the opposite actually. game mode drastically boosts brightness and contrast in newer models (it seems to me like they're basically enabling HDR brightness levels in that mode)
they are also one of the very few (if not the only) brands that support local dimmig when VRR is enabled

also they have had consistently the best input lag numbers for quite some time now

I couldn't tell you a single downside of them when used for gaming.
the features are there, latency is among the lowest you can get and the image quality is great

like, my TV is old as fuck and is Gsync compatible, HDMI VRR compatible and FreeSync compatible, while only the latter one was actually really advertised
 
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Shmunter

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it's the opposite actually. game mode drastically boosts brightness and contrast in newer models (it seems to me like they're basically enabling HDR brightness levels in that mode)
they are also one of the very few (if not the only) brands that support local dimmig when VRR is enabled

also they have had consistently the best input lag numbers for quite some time now

I couldn't tell you a single downside of them when used for gaming.
the features are there, latency is among the lowest you can get and the image quality is great
Well I haven’t had one since the q90a so maybe things have changed. But that’s what, only 2 years ago?
 

01011001

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Well I haven’t had one since the q90a so maybe things have changed. But that’s what, only 2 years ago?

which TV do you use now? maybe you have one where the game mode doesn't really do much and still has lots of latency due to image processing?

you should see a difference in the image when changing to game mode, because that deactivates all image enhancements.
but still, on my almost 4 yo TV game mode looks pretty good
 

Shmunter

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which TV do you use now? maybe you have one where the game mode doesn't really do much and still has lots of latency due to image processing?

you should see a difference in the image when changing to game mode, because that deactivates all image enhancements.
but still, on my almost 4 yo TV game mode looks pretty good
That’s the thing, only Samsung tears the game mode to bare minimum. But not only that, it alters the colour gamut and gamma curve which is just poor form. Even local dimming is pared back…although I never found it as objectionable as others on forums.

I use an 85” c825 mini led TCL at the moment. It’s superb in game mode with everything working, any latency is imperceptible to me in game mode.

Anyway, just my 2c
 
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I use the hub daily...

scared south park GIF
 

01011001

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That’s the thing, only Samsung tears the game mode to bare minimum. But not only that, it alters the colour gamut and gamma curve which is just poor form. Even local dimming is pared back…although I never found it as objectionable as others on forums.

I use an 85” c825 mini led TCL at the moment. It’s superb in game mode with everything working, any latency is imperceptible to me in game mode.

Anyway, just my 2c

the color and gamma can be adjusted pretty well. newer models apparently let you calibrate the image using your phone and it apparently gets extremely high accuracy using that.

don't TCL and Samsung use the same panels btw.? at least some models
 
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Fredrik

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Convenient but should have PS+ too.

I wonder how the Geforce Now 2FA login jank will work on a TV though. I’m using a mobile as a track pad on Nvidia Shield, I doubt Samsung’s solution is any better going by previous experiences of moving an arrow in their browser with a TV remote.
 

Shmunter

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the color and gamma can be adjusted pretty well. newer models apparently let you calibrate the image using your phone and it apparently gets extremely high accuracy using that.

don't TCL and Samsung use the same panels btw.? at least some models
the color and gamma can be adjusted pretty well. newer models apparently let you calibrate the image using your phone and it apparently gets extremely high accuracy using that.

don't TCL and Samsung use the same panels btw.? at least some models
Panel sharing is incestual in the industry. At the end of the day it’s the circuits and choices manufacturers take that makes all the difference.
 
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Elbereth

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Ok, but why tell us exactly which tv you bought? 🤔

Okay, why are you so insecure about the TV I purchased in a thread about…TVs? Or, was I only able to talk about Samsung TVs🤔

In any case, I’ll humor you.

It’s a great OLED TV that I was able to purchase at a really good price. The features (VRR, HDR, etc) satisfy my needs for my Series X, PS5 and other HD content. My last 4K UHD was a Samsung and I thoroughly enjoyed it.
 

DeepEnigma

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I’m surprised people enjoy Samsung for gaming. Have owned a few sets, and always found it to be the only brand where the picture quality nosedives dramatically in game mode vs regular viewing. All others are consistent with better gaming results imho.
And their color engine is oversaturated more often than not.
 

12Dannu123

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Convenient but should have PS+ too.

I wonder how the Geforce Now 2FA login jank will work on a TV though. I’m using a mobile as a track pad on Nvidia Shield, I doubt Samsung’s solution is any better going by previous experiences of moving an arrow in their browser with a TV remote.

The PS+ app is Sony's job, not Samsung, and its pretty unlikely that Sony will want to push PS+ on a competitor service, when they have their own TVs.
 

dvdvideo

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Okay, why are you so insecure about the TV I purchased in a thread about…TVs? Or, was I only able to talk about Samsung TVs🤔

In any case, I’ll humor you.

It’s a great OLED TV that I was able to purchase at a really good price. The features (VRR, HDR, etc) satisfy my needs for my Series X, PS5 and other HD content. My last 4K UHD was a Samsung and I thoroughly enjoyed it.

I agree that's a great TV, what I thought was odd that you needed to say exactly what model you had in a thread about Samsung TV's.
I felt like it was an exercise in bragging, but I am in fact being silly, why wouldn't someone want to talk about a TV they love and are proud of? (I was being too judgmental)
 

Elbereth

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I agree that's a great TV, what I thought was odd that you needed to say exactly what model you had in a thread about Samsung TV's.
I felt like it was an exercise in bragging, but I am in fact being silly, why wouldn't someone want to talk about a TV they love and are proud of? (I was being too judgmental)

You know, I really appreciate the humility and maturity my friend.

My beginnings are so humble, I could never brag about anything ever really.
 

Batiman

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This is my take. My 2019 Samsung Q70 has been nothing but a bag of lies and dissappointment. Samsung is on the bottom of my consider list for a replacement TV.
Bro this TV is still tormenting me. I have a slash of what looks like dirty screen effect at the bottom middle of my Screen which is only really noticeable when panning on flat colours. So playing a lot of indies and fifa is driving me nuts. It’s not really noticeable watching tv or movies but playing games is eating me alive lol. Gonna get a C1 just for that little blotch alone. Can’t take it anymore.


Does anyone know a quick fix? I’ve read massaging that area might fix it but I doubt it
 
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Beechos

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I just got a 85" qn90a, came from a 75" tcl 2020 tcl 6 series. Happy with it so far except for the samsung interface. Theres no perfect tv just google any tv brand/model and youll find tons of people complaining about problems.
 

IntentionalPun

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Bro this TV is still tormenting me. I have a slash of what looks like dirty screen effect at the bottom middle of my Screen which is only really noticeable when panning on flat colours. So playing a lot of indies and fifa is driving me nuts. It’s not really noticeable watching tv or movies but playing games is eating me alive lol. Gonna get a C1 just for that little blotch alone. Can’t take it anymore.


Does anyone know a quick fix? I’ve read massaging that area might fix it but I doubt it
Have you tried contacting Samsung?

I had a TV with an issue, and for whatever reason (since I never do it) I called Samsung to ask about it.. and.. like 2 days later a guy showed up and fixed my TV, replacing a part.. and nobody charged me anything lol

Since then that TV hasn't had any problems, and it's probably a decade old.
 
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Batiman

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Have you tried contacting Samsung?

I had a TV with an issue, and for whatever reason (since I never do it) I called Samsung to ask about it.. and.. like 2 days later a guy showed up and fixed my TV, replacing a part.. and nobody charged me anything lol

Since then that TV hasn't had any problems, and it's probably a decade old.
It’s out of warranty and from what I understand they probably wouldn’t do shit. That’s at least from what I read online. Maybe I’ll try….

I honestly can’t remember how old this TV is. I’m thinking 4 years?
 

Fat Frog

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This is my take. My 2019 Samsung Q70 has been nothing but a bag of lies and dissappointment. Samsung is on the bottom of my consider list for a replacement TV.
Who cares ? 😎
The only thing to know is...
Wherever you go (Samsung, LG, Philips, Hisense, TCL, all devices with android TV), you'll always have your favorite logo on the main screen.
Your beloved Stadia logo 🥳
 
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