TV picture quality has improved dramatically over the last few years. Long gone are the days of grainy images; an emergence of high definition broadcasting and video streaming has become the norm. And yet, when it seemed like there was little room left for improvement, LG OLED 4K TVs impressed us all.
What is OLED?
OLED is exclusive to the LG brand. It’s a technology that uses LEDs as pixels like conventional LCD TVs, but instead of back lighting the TV panel to turn the pixels on and off, OLED organic LEDs are self-illuminating. Currently, other TVs split the panel up and isolate areas into small grids called Local Dimming. As the pixels are needed, the TV’s back light or … Read more...
A few years ago, video streaming services and TV broadcasters upgraded to High Definition (HD). The HD broadcast was an incredible improvement to standard definition (SD), and it changed the way we watch and film media. Entertainment and electronic manufacturers saw the impact of the improvement, and want to go beyond HD by adopting 4K Ultra High Definition (UHD) as the new standard.
Now, over 40 of the biggest entertainment companies have come together to form a new coalition that would promote broad industry adoption of audio/video entertainment to UHD standards. This is great news for consumers who are in the market for a 4K TV, because it guarantees improvements in picture quality and future-proofs for product compatibility when the … Read more...
P.C. Richard & Son has built a reputation of Honesty, Integrity, and Reliability since 1909–and this is why it’s so important to us to service what we sell. Our founder, Alfred J. Richard (A.J.), made it his mission to build a reputation for service and reliability throughout the years. He was always extremely passionate about providing quick and reliable assistance to his customers. After all, he was only a child when he began to develop his love for customer service! “By the time I was seven, I was waiting on customers after school, becoming an all-round hardware clerk,” he once said.
A.J. developed the basis of “We Service What We Sell” during the Golden Age of Radio. In 1929, A.J. … Read more...
Curved TVs are becoming more prevalent in today’s television market. Sure, they look great in design and picture quality, but how else do they differ from their flat screen counterparts? Let’s take a look at some ways curved panels can enrich your entire viewing experience.
Let’s face it, curved TVs stand out with their stunningly sleek and modernized appearance. Many people are enticed by the stylized aesthetics of curved panels when choosing a TV. You can’t go wrong with putting a curved TV in the heart of your living room… there’s no doubt it’ll be the center of attention!
Immersive Viewing Experience
Get into the “sweet spot” of a large curved TV monitor and allow it to enter your … Read more...
2017 is almost here, and lots of people are beginning to think about their New Year’s resolutions. If your resolution is centered around increasing positive vibes and mindset, focusing on health, or taking the time to relax, we’ve got just the right tools to help you achieve your goals! Making a change for the better can involve even the slightest change. For instance, getting a new pillow can help your goal in getting a better night’s sleep. Or getting a slow cooker can promote relaxation: you relax while the Crock-Pot does the cooking! Let’s take a look at some ideas that can help you reach your goals in 2017:
Promoting Positive Vibes & Happiness
Walt Whitman once said, “Keep your … Read more...
You’re looking for a remote start system for the convenience, but maybe you’re not sure which one would be right for you and your vehicle. Purchasing a remote start can be a bit confusing, but we’ve got you covered! Let’s take a look at the different types of remote start systems, the benefits of each, and how to make them compatible with your car.
To simplify the multitude of systems and options, remote starters can be broken down into three categories: Basic Remote Starters, Alarm/Remote Start Combination, and Digital Remote Starters with SmartStart.
Will it work with my car?
Most remote starters will work with most vehicles, but additional accessories may be needed.
The most important accessory is the Bypass/Interface … Read more...
This decadent, holiday-themed hot chocolate can be made with a Keurig or with your microwave. It’s super easy-to-make, and it’s the perfect drink to serve with dessert during the holidays. But don’t forget to save some for Santa!
- Keurig hot chocolate pod
- Peppermint coffee creamer
- Whipped cream
- Chocolate syrup
- Candy cane or peppermint candies
Make the hot chocolate with your Keurig or microwave. Stir in some peppermint coffee creamer. (Add more or less based on preference.) Add whipped cream on top, and then drizzle chocolate syrup over the whipped cream for an extra chocolaty taste. Smash up the peppermint candies inside of a plastic bag and sprinkle on top. Add a candy cane in as a stirrer … Read more...
Remember the sweet smells of the holidays permeating throughout your grandparents’ home as delicious treats were cooking on the stove? For many, holiday dishes can bring us back to some of our favorite childhood memories. Cinnamon, chestnuts, and peppermint are delicious ingredients and also happen to make the home smell like a winter wonderland!
With holiday-themed ingredients, this quick and easy-to-make recipe is just as tasty as it smells! It’s also the perfect side dish to serve during the season. Your guests will love all of the different spices and tastes, and it’s also a healthy choice! It’s a one-pot-stop recipe (aside from boiling some rice in an additional pot). So get your largest non-stick fry pan ready … Read more...
HDR (High Dynamic Range) is set to be the next big shift in the quality and clarity of televisions. Bringing the director’s vision right onto your screen and offering detail that couldn’t previously be reproduced, HDR provides a real change in the quest for great TV viewing.
Until now, when films and TV shows were recorded, the information couldn’t be identically reproduced because it was limited to fit broadcast specifications and TV screen capabilities. However, modern HDR TVs are capable of producing exactly what the camera saw and in fine detail.
What is HDR?
By adding four times the pixels for sharper images, 4K was a huge enhancement for picture resolution. HDR combines with 4K technology and maximizes its performance … Read more...
Employee pricing is going on right now on appliances and select mattresses. You pay what we pay, not a penny more! It’s a taste of what it’s like to be a team member. But great prices aren’t our only perk… it’s an incredible place to work! Each and every one of our employees play a role in what P.C. Richard & Son is today, a team of over 2,700 dedicated and talented workers. We have 107 years of rich history and five generations of Honesty, Integrity, and Reliability to inspire us. The truest reward is the sunshine in our hearts and loving what we do. Let’s take a look at some of the greatest parts of working here:
Our Rich … Read more...