HDMI inputs one to four all support full bandwidth HDMI signals and HDR from consoles or a blu-ray player.
HDMI 5 is a low latency port for gaming, which we’ll talk about later.
As they are inset into the rear, they are relatively easy to access if the TV is placed close to a wall.
Unlike most other premium models, there is no cable management so your setup may appear a bit messy.
Looking at a thermal image of the TV we can see relatively even heat distribution, a result of the full-array backlighting.
There aren’t any hot spots, which is good. We’ll now move on to the picture quality.
We’ll be comparing to other available TVs, but competing models may change as new TVs are released.
For an updated comparison with new models as we buy and test them, see the review page on our website which is linked below.
The P Series Quantum has a VA type panel with an excellent native contrast ratio.
Along with the Q9FN, this is one of the highest native contrast ratios we’ve measured.
This is great for producing deep dark scenes when viewed in a dark room.
It isn’t quite as good as the OLED C8 though, which can produce perfectly deep blacks.
The improve the dark scene performance further, the Quantum has full-array local dimming with one-hundred and ninety-two zones.
Along with the Q9FN and Z9D, it is one of the best implementations we’ve tested.
Compared to the Q9FN it is less aggressive, so it doesn’t produce as deep blacks but also preserves details much better in challenging scenes.
This can be seen in this side-by-side photo where the Q9FN crushes many details.
The Z9D has better local dimming as it produces less noticeable fluctuations in the brightness
level, so may be a better pick for those in completely dark rooms.
The C8 OLED doesn’t need local dimming as it is able to turn off individual pixels completely.
When viewed at an angle, the colors of the Quantum shift and the image loses contrast.