The highly acclaimed Samsung S95C QD-OLED TV, known for its exceptional performance, has a peculiar limitation that may disappoint PC gamers. Reviewer Vincent Teoh discovered that the TV’s HDMI 2.1 ports do not support the full bandwidth capabilities of HDMI 2.1. While a standard HDMI 2.1 port can handle 48Gbps, the S95C’s ports are limited to 40Gbps. This restriction could potentially create issues for PC gamers aiming to utilize the TV’s 4K 144Hz capabilities.
Teoh speculates that the One Connect box, an external unit where the TV’s processing and connections are located to maintain a slim design, may be the cause of this reduced bandwidth. While the One Connect box contributes to a sleek appearance and hides cable clutter, it appears to come with compromises in terms of connection capabilities.