The Amazon Fire TV Omni QLED Series is a budget 4k TV in Amazon's 2022 lineup. It sits above the Amazon Fire TV Omni Series and the Amazon Fire TV 4-Series, both of which were released in 2021 but are still part of Amazon's lineup in 2022. There are a few differences with the new model, as it adds a quantum dot color filter, allowing for richer, more vibrant colors. It also adds a few gaming features, including variable refresh rate support to reduce tearing, but it's still limited to a 60Hz refresh rate and doesn't support HDMI 2.1 bandwidth. It runs Amazon's Fire TV smart interface, which is fast and easy to use and has a great selection of streaming apps available to download.
The Amazon Fire TV Omni QLED Series is a good TV overall. It's best for watching movies or shows in a dark room, thanks to its superb contrast ratio and excellent black uniformity. It's a good gaming TV with low input lag and a good selection of gaming features. It's also good for watching shows during the day thanks to its decent peak brightness and reflection handling, meaning it can handle moderate amounts of glare. Sadly, it's limited for watching sports, as it has a poor viewing angle, and it's unsuitable for use as a desktop monitor, as it doesn't display chroma 4:4:4 properly, and text looks blurry.
The Amazon Fire TV Omni QLED Series is a good TV for watching shows during the day. It has decent peak brightness and reflection handling, meaning it can handle a moderate amount of glare. It also has a good built-in smart interface with voice control and a great selection of apps, so you can quickly find your favorite content. Sadly, it has a poor viewing angle, so it's not ideal for a wide seating arrangement, as colors look dull and washed out as you move to the side.
The Amazon Fire TV Omni QLED Series is just decent for watching sports in a bright room. It has decent reflection handling and decent peak brightness, meaning it can handle moderate amounts of glare well. It has a satisfactory response time, but you'll see some motion blur behind fast-moving objects. Sadly, it has a very narrow viewing angle, so it's not a good choice for a wide seating arrangement, as anyone sitting to the side will see a degraded image.
The Amazon Fire TV Omni QLED Series is a good TV for gaming. It has superb low input lag, ensuring a very responsive gaming experience. It also supports variable refresh rate technology, which helps reduce screen tearing in games. Sadly, it's limited to a 60Hz refresh rate and can't take full advantage of the new-gen consoles. There's also noticeable blur behind fast-moving objects, which can be distracting in fast-paced action scenes.
The Amazon Fire TV Omni QLED Series is great for watching HDR movies in a dark room. It has a superb contrast ratio, excellent black uniformity, and a decent full array local dimming feature, so there's very little blooming around bright areas of the screen. It has an amazing color gamut in HDR, with nearly full coverage of the DCI-P3 color space and great color volume. It can also remove judder from any source, ensuring a smooth movie-watching experience, and thanks to its relatively slow response time, there's very little stutter. Unfortunately, it can't get very bright in HDR, so bright highlights don't stand out very well.
The Amazon Fire TV Omni QLED Series delivers a very good HDR gaming experience. It delivers a good gaming experience thanks to its low input lag and variable refresh rate support, but it's limited by its 60Hz refresh rate and lack of HDMI 2.1 bandwidth. HDR displays well thanks to its superb contrast ratio and decent full array local dimming feature. It has an amazing color gamut and great color volume, so colors are bright and vibrant. Sadly, it's a bit limited by its low peak brightness in HDR, so bright highlights don't stand out as well as they should.
The Amazon Fire TV Omni QLED Series is unsuitable for use as a desktop monitor, but it's okay for PC gaming. It doesn't display chroma 4:4:4 properly, so text on the desktop is blurry. It also has a poor viewing angle, so the sides of the screen appear dull and washed out compared to the center if you're sitting up close. Sadly, there are also some uniformity issues, and there's a bit of distracting dirty screen effect that's especially noticeable when displaying anything with large areas of uniform color, like a web browser or spreadsheet.
We tested the 65-inch Amazon Fire TV Omni QLED Series, and our results are also valid for the 75-inch model. The only difference between sizes is the number of dimming zones, but it's not a noticeable difference. There are no other variants of this TV, but you can buy it either with the standard 1-year warranty or with a 4-year protection plan warranty offered by Amazon and SquareTrade.
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The Amazon Fire TV Omni QLED Series is a good TV but is more expensive than competing models from other budget brands. Some cheaper models deliver a much better experience, so it's not worth buying. If you want to save a bit of money, get the Hisense U7H or the TCL 5 Series/S546 2021 QLED instead, as they perform about the same. If you're willing to spend a bit more, the Hisense U8H vastly outperforms it and is a much better buy.
The Amazon Fire TV Omni QLED Series is much better than the Amazon Fire TV Omni Series. The QLED model has a full array local dimming feature, resulting in deeper blacks and better overall dark scene performance. The QLED also has a much wider color gamut, so HDR content looks more vivid and realistic.
The Hisense U7H is a bit better than the Amazon Fire TV Omni QLED Series. The Hisense is a lot brighter, allowing it to better overcome glare in a bright room, and bright highlights in HDR stand out better. The Hisense also delivers a better gaming experience thanks to its faster 120Hz refresh rate, and it can take better advantage of the new-gen consoles thanks to its HDMI 2.1 bandwidth ports.
The TCL 5 Series/S555 2022 QLED is a bit better than the Amazon Fire TV Omni QLED Series. The TCL is a lot brighter, so it can better overcome glare in a bright room, and HDR content is a lot brighter. The TCL is also much better for use as a PC monitor, as chroma 4:4:4 is displayed properly, resulting in much better text clarity.
The TCL 6 Series/R646 2021 QLED is much better than the Amazon Fire TV Omni QLED Series. The TCL gets significantly brighter to better fight flare in a bright living room, and it allows for bright highlights in HDR to stand out better. The TCL is also much better for gaming thanks to its 120Hz refresh rate and faster response time, resulting in smoother motion with less blur behind fast-moving objects.
The Amazon Fire TV Omni QLED Series has a slightly premium, but dated design. The front bezels have a metallic coating that looks good, but there's a bit of distracting dead space between the side and top bezels and the first pixels.
The stand is basic but supports the TV well. They're wide-set, though, so you'll need a wide TV table if you're not planning on wall-mounting it.
Footprint of the 65" stand: 55.2" x 14". The feet raise the screen about 4.3" above the table, so pretty much any soundbar fits in front of it without blocking the screen.
The back is plain, but the inputs face to the side and are very easy to access when the TV is wall-mounted. Sadly, there are no clips or tracks for cable management.
The bottom half of the screen houses all the electronics and inputs, and it's quite a bit thicker than the top half. The thicker section prevents the TV from sitting completely flush against the wall if it's wall-mounted.
The Amazon Fire TV Omni QLED Series has good build quality overall. Although it's not made of premium materials, it feels well-built overall, and there are no noticeable issues. There's a bit of flex on the back panel, but this is common and won't cause any issues.
The Amazon Fire TV Omni QLED Series has superb contrast, so dark scenes are displayed well, even with bright highlights on the screen. The local dimming feature is somewhat effective at boosting contrast, but it's limited by the relatively small number of zones.
Unfortunately, this TV has mediocre peak brightness in HDR. It's not bright enough to bring out bright highlights the way the content creator intended, so HDR content looks flat and relatively the same as SDR.
These measurements are in the 'Movie dark' Picture Mode with the Backlight at its max, Contrast at '50', Local Dimming on 'High', and the Color Temperature set to 'Warm 2'.
Switching to 'Game' mode doesn't result in any noticeable difference in peak brightness with HDR games.
The TV tracks the PQ EOTF well for the most part. Shadow details are crushed significantly in near-blacks, but most mid-tones are displayed well. It's limited by its low peak brightness, but there's a smooth roll-off near the TV's peak brightness, so there's very little white crush.
The Amazon Fire TV Omni QLED Series has decent peak brightness in SDR, but it's significantly dimmer than the TCL 5 Series/S555 2022 QLED. It's bright enough to overcome a moderate amount of glare, and it looks good in a moderately-lit room. There's very little variation in brightness with difference scenes.
These measurements are after calibration in the 'Movie Dark' Picture Mode with the Backlight at its max, Contrast at '50', Gamma at '0', and the Color Temperature set to 'Warm'.
The Amazon Fire TV Omni QLED Series has an amazing wide color gamut. It can display almost all of the DCI-P3 color space used by most Ultra HD Blu-ray movies. It also has very good coverage of the wider Rec. 2020 color space, which is gaining in popularity, especially in animated films and some nature documentaries. The tone mapping is very good, ensuring fine details are preserved in content that exceeds the TV's color gamut.
This TV has great color volume in HDR. Thanks to its superb contrast ratio, it displays dark saturated colors well. Colors are bright and vibrant; however, it's limited by its mediocre peak brightness in HDR.
The Amazon Fire TV Omni QLED Series has good accuracy before calibration. Saturated blue, cyan, and magenta are slightly off, but it's not very noticeable. The white balance is good, and the color temperature is close to the calibration target. Gamma is close to the 2.2 target we chose for a moderately-lit room, but bright scenes are overbrightened a bit.
The white point is fairly easy to calibrate at lower stimuli, but the higher stimuli are more difficult to calibrate on this TV. There's a color calibration feature, but it did little to improve the overall color accuracy of this TV.
You can see the full settings used for our calibration here.
The gray uniformity is just decent, unfortunately. There are noticeable uniformity issues across the screen, including darker vertical and horizontal bands. The center of the screen shows noticeable dirty screen effect, which is distracting when watching sports.
The black uniformity is excellent on this TV. Even with local dimming fully disabled, there's very little blooming in dark scenes. Enabling local dimming makes the black uniformity slightly worse with our test cross, as there's some slight blooming around the cross due to the large size of the dimming zones.
Unfortunately, this TV has a poor viewing angle. It's not ideal if you have side seating or a wide living room, as colors appear dull and washed out as you move to the side.
The Amazon Fire TV Omni QLED Series has decent reflection handling. The semi-gloss finish reduces the intensity of direct reflections but causes some smearing across the display. It's bright enough that glare won't be an issue for most people, though.
Like most TVs on the market, this TV uses a BGR (Blue-Green-Red) subpixel layout instead of the traditional Red-Green-Blue layout. For video content, it doesn't cause any issues, but if you're planning on using this TV as a PC monitor, this reduces text clarity a bit, although there are easy workarounds for it. You can read more about this here.
The Amazon Fire TV Omni QLED Series has a satisfactory response time. Response time performance is consistent with different types of content, which is great, but it's slow enough that you'll see some motion blur when gaming or watching sports.
Unfortunately, the Amazon Fire TV Omni QLED Series uses pulse-width modulation to dim the backlight, and there's noticeable flicker at all backlight levels. This flicker frequency is low enough to bother people sensitive to flicker, and it causes duplications in motion.
This TV doesn't have an optional backlight strobing feature, commonly known as black frame insertion, but there's flicker at all backlight levels, and it can't be disabled.
The Amazon Fire TV Omni QLED Series has an optional motion interpolation feature. As expected for a budget TV, it's just okay overall. There are a lot of artifacts and halos in busier scenes. It's also fairly choppy, especially in busier scenes, but it never completely stops interpolating, even when it can't keep up with the action.
Thanks to the relatively slow response time, this TV has very little stutter when watching movies. There's still some stutter, but it's mainly noticeable in slow panning shots.
Unlike most 60Hz TVs on the market like the TCL 5 Series/S555 2022 QLED, this TV can remove judder from any source.
Like the Amazon Fire TV Omni Series, this TV is limited to a 60Hz refresh rate, but unlike the previous model, this TV supports a variable refresh rate to reduce screen tearing. Unfortunately, the screen can only refresh within a narrow range, and low framerate compensation (LFC) isn't supported, so you'll see more tearing in games that are locked at a lower refresh rate or in busier scenes.
The Amazon Fire TV Omni QLED Series has superb low input lag, but only in the 'Game' Picture Mode. Outside of 'Game' Mode, including in 'PC' Mode, the input lag is unusably high.
Unfortunately, the Amazon Fire TV Omni QLED Series doesn't display chroma 4:4:4 properly with any supported resolution, even in 'PC' Mode, so text appears blurry from a PC. It can't display 1440p signals properly, either.
This TV can't take full advantage of the PS5, as its HDMI ports lack the bandwidth for 4k @ 120Hz gaming from the new-gen consoles, and it's limited to a 60Hz refresh rate anyway.
This TV can't take full advantage of the Xbox Series S|X, as its HDMI ports lack the bandwidth for 4k @ 120Hz gaming from the new-gen consoles, and it's limited to a 60Hz refresh rate anyway.
The Amazon Fire TV Omni QLED Series supports all three of the most common HDR formats, so you'll enjoy the best possible HDR experience regardless of what source or streaming service you're using. Unfortunately, it doesn't support ATSC 3.0, so over-the-air broadcasts are limited to 1080p.
There's also an IR output, which allows you to program the TV to control an external cable box or receiver using the included IR blaster cable.
The Amazon Fire TV Omni QLED Series supports eARC, and it can passthrough some high-quality audio formats, including Dolby Atmos via TrueHD.
The Amazon Fire TV Omni QLED Series has a decent frequency response. Like most TVs, there's very little bass response, with no thump or rumble in deep bass. Dialogue sounds clear, though, and it sounds clear at high listening levels, with little compression. It doesn't get very loud, so you're better off with a speaker system or soundbar.
This TV has impressive distortion performance. There's very little audible distortion at moderate listening levels, and it hardly increases at all at max volume.
The interface is fast and easy to use. You can quickly see your most frequently-used apps, and it'll automatically show you your most recently watched content from Amazon Prime Video directly on the home screen.
Unfortunately, like almost every TV on the market, there are ads throughout the home interface and content store, and you can't disable them.
The app store has a great selection of additional apps to download, and you can also cast content from your mobile device.
The remote is nearly identical to the voice remote included with most Fire TV streaming sticks or TVs. It has built-in voice controls that can be used to change inputs, launch apps, or search for content, but it can't change settings on the TV. The TV also has a built-in microphone that you can use for hands-free voice control.
There's a single button located in the middle of the TV that you can use to turn the tv on or off and change inputs. There's also a physical switch that allows you to disable the microphones used for voice control.