If you’re in the market for a new TV, you might want to consider the Q55 Ultra from Singapore’s leading monitor brand, PRISM+.
The all-new Q55 Ultra is one of the first displays in their lineup to feature QLED technology, which brings more vibrant colours and brighter images. In addition to the new panel, this TV also provides support for HDR10+ and Dolby Vision which further improve the visual quality of content by providing a more accurate and realistic picture.
It features a 4K60 QLED Panel with Full-Array Local Dimming which utilises an array of LED lights located behind the entire screen, rather than just at the edges or bottom. This creates more precise and localised dimming zones and results in better contrast and black levels compared to regular local dimming.
Included in the box is the display, stand, remote control and 3.5mm composite adapter. We also went with the optional Kanva tripod stand so we could place the TV anywhere in our room. The stand was easy to set up and adjust to any height with its VESA mounting.
Now, gamers – don’t consider the lack of 120hz on this display to be a problem, as there are other factors more important in determining the overall gaming experience. These include response times, colour accuracy, and viewing angles, all of which the Q55 Ultra handles well. Additionally, while playing games on PS5 and Xbox, we usually select a balanced display mode that offers a more detailed 4K resolution at either 30 or 60 frames per second, making the absence of 120hz on this display less important in terms of gameplay immersion.
During our time with the Q55 Ultra we sat down and played Hogwarts Legacy on the PS5, Hi-Fi Rush on the Xbox Series X and Kirby’s Return to Dream Land Deluxe on the Nintendo Switch. We even connected up a Sega Mega Drive via the included 3.5mm composite input adapter to see how the TV looked with retro titles. On every occasion, we were thoroughly pleased with the picture quality, colour accuracy, and overall brightness of the display.
We also thought for those with old consoles the 3.5mm composite input adapter was a great touch and a feature we wanted to highlight.
As for the audio, the Q55 Ultra offers two 10 watt speakers which produce clear, well-balanced sound that is enjoyable to listen to. The dialogue is crisp and easy to understand, and the bass response is robust enough to add depth to action movies and games.
Additionally, the TV supports Dolby Atmos technology, which provides an immersive 3D audio experience. This technology creates a multi-dimensional soundstage that makes you feel like you’re right in the middle of the action. The Dolby Atmos support is especially useful for games and movies that have a lot of sound effects and surround sound.
If built-in speakers aren’t for you then the TV also provides audio output options by the way of OPTICAL and HDMI ARC.
During our testing we watched various TV shows such as The Last of Us and Yellowstone. We also streamed 4K content and utilised Disney+ for Dolby Vision content and movies like Moana looked incredible.
There are a number of picture modes which you can select on the Q55 Ultra which are VIVID, Standard, Sport, Movie, Energy saving, and then User mode which allows you to manually adjust brightness, contrast & colour temperature.
Another cool feature is Filmmaker mode. When activated, it disables certain post-processing effects, such as motion smoothing and noise reduction, which can alter the original intended look and feel of the content. In a nutshell it allows you to view the movie in a setting that more closely matches how the filmmaker intended.
We leant towards leaving it set to VIVID when watching movie or video content of any sort.
The inclusion of the Premium ZeroBezel on this model, along with its sleek and modern design, adds to its overall appeal. When paired with the Kanva tripod stand, which we chose, the TV creates a stunning visual aesthetic that complements any room. The combination of these features results in an attractive and elegant package.
Complementing the panel is the Google TV operating system. With this you can easily access all of your favourite streaming services, apps, and games. The interface is intuitive and easy to navigate, setup is a breeze, and the voice search function makes it even easier to find what you’re looking for. In addition to the updated UI is a redesigned remote that features a number of Google TV shortcuts along with a programmable hotkey.
Overall, the PRISM+ Q55 Ultra QLED Google TV is an excellent choice for anyone looking for a high-quality, smart TV. The picture quality, sound, and smart features are all top-notch, and the sleek design is a nice bonus. If you’re in the market for a new TV, this one should definitely be on your shortlist.
It’s available now via the PRISM+ website:
Q55 Ultra: http://www.prismplus.com.au/teamretro-q55ultra
Kanva Tripod: http://www.prismplus.com.au/teamretro-kanvatripodtvstand
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