Introducing Samsung OLED TV


You won’t believe your eyes! Now you can enjoy true-to-life color, ultimate contrast and blur-free motion thanks to a remarkable leap forward in picture quality technology. . . OLED technology! Why does the new Samsung OLED TV look like nothing you’ve ever seen before? Well, because you never have… and here’s why!

Breakthrough OLED Technology

OLED stands for Organic Light Emitting Diode. It sounds like a slight variation on the traditional LED, bet OLED displays are completely different from LED backlit LCD displays. LED’s rely on an LCD filter to turn on an individual subpixel on or off, while OLED pixels are independently lit, so they don’t require backlighting filters to function. Basically, an OLED subpixel is comprised of a thin layer of organic carbon-based compounds sandwiched between two electrodes. When electricity passes from one electrode to the other, it excites the sandwich layer of organic materials, which causes the compound to emit light. Millions of self-lighting pixels illuminate individually to express true-to-life color, sharper contrast and clearer images compared to conventional TVs.

Real Color

OLED has a much wider range of color than conventional TVs and is very close to DCI movie theater standard. With this richer and more authentic color palette than the current LED technology, OLED TVs display incredibly vibrant and gorgeous colors with incredible accuracy.

Infinite Contrast

Experience a more lifelike picture with a contrast ratio that’s far greater than that of current LED TVs.  OLED can offer deep blacks and pure whites because it has the ability to turn off individual pixels. Plasma TVs have this same ability, only OLED does it much better. The way plasma TVs are constructed causes a small amount of ambient light to be refracted out to the viewer; OLED displays don’t have this problem, giving you a picture that is as authentic as anything you’ve ever seen.

Virtually Blur-Free Motion Clarity

OLED currently offers the fastest response time of any TV technology in use today, because the displays are so fast you don’t see any motion blur. You can enjoy pictures that are so crisp you’ll feel like you’re a part of every movie, show or sporting event you watch. From subtle motion to fast-paced action it’s incredibly sharp.

Notable Features:

·         Timeless Arena Design. Samsung OLED TVs bring beauty into any space with a timeless curved design that draws you into the picture and a minimalistic elegance that’s stunning while on or off.

·         Two TVs are better in one. Forget Picture-in- Picture; share the TV without compromise with MultiView. Now two people can watch two different shows at the same time – both in full HD or 3D – by wearing 3D glasses with built-in personal stereo sound. You will only see what you’re watching while your partener only sees what they want to watch!

·         One Connect. Merge all your connections into a single cable with the One Connect box to reduce cord clutter and enjoy a sleek design with a “clean back” finish. Don’t worry about next year’s TV model being eons ahead of this one; One Connect also lets you easily update your TV’s software so it stays innovative year after year.

·         The new Samsung Smart Hub can help you navigate easily through live programs, streaming content, social networks, apps and more. Not sure what to watch? Just ask your TV – it will recommend something just for you.

You can see a live demonstration of the Samsung OLED TV at select P.C. Richard & Son Superstores Click here to learn more and stop by see for yourself how truly amazing this technology is!

Samsung OLED TV Commercial: Life in Every Pixel


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5 Points to keep in Mind When Shopping For a TV

With so many different options in television viewing, it’s hard to choose what is best for you. There are 5 points you should keep in mind when shopping for a TV to help make the decision making process easier.



The most important thing to consider when shopping for the right TV is your budget; how much you are willing to spend will determine how many choices you actually have. Before you enter a store it’s good to have this budget in mind. If your budget is from $100-$250 your selection and screen sizes choose from will be smaller. You will also be limited to LCD and LED panels; but that’s not a bad thing! LCD and LED are the most popular TV panels out there. If you increase your budget to $500,  you also increase the screen sizes in your selection. You’ll not only be deciding between LCD and LED panels anymore, but plasma as well. Increase your budget to $1000 and you will have a much larger selection and choices, including  60” + screens and 3D ready options. The larger the budget, the larger the selection.

Screen Size

When deciding on screen size, consider the viewing distance, picture quality, and of course your budget. Viewing distance is the distance between your television and where you and your guests would normally sit when watching TV. Televisions today offer a much better picture quality than older models, which means you will want to sit a little closer, but not so close that you start noticing pixels on the screen! An easy way to figure out the right screen size is to take the viewing distance by inches, and divide that by 3 and that will give you the minimum screen size; take the viewing distance and divide it by 1.5 and you will get your maximum screen size.

Example: If you want your TV 12 feet (144 inches) from your couch,  your minimum screen size would be 48” (144 divided by 3) and the maximum screen size would be 96” (144 divided by 1.5)

48” to 96” is a fairly big range, but this is where your budget comes in. Larger screens will obviously cost more money and may not be what you need; with a little thought you can select a TV within your budget and size requirements. The next thing you will need to consider is picture quality.

Picture Quality & Screen Resolution

Screen resolution is the main reason high-definition TV pictures look so much sharper and clearer than regular TV. Resolution is measured in pixels; the more pixels, the higher the resolution. Today’s HDTVs offer one to two million pixels; that’s about six times more than the old-fashioned models, which had around 300,000 pixels. All those additional pixels mean a big leap in picture quality from then to now.

When understanding TV screen resolution you might ask: what  does 1080p mean? TV technology has advanced, and progressive scanning was established. This is what the “p” in 1080p stands for, as opposed to 1080i, where the “i” stands for interlacing. A TV that’s 1080p doesn’t display a picture using odd and even lines, but rather the entire image is seen at once, similar to movie films. The 1080 refers to the resolution of the TV set. While the old television sets used to display 576 horizon lines, the new digital HDTV sets boast 720 or 1080 lines that make up the image displayed, which gives a higher resolution. You will find the picture to be sharper and clearer.

TV Type:

There are many different types of display you could choose from, knowing the differences between them helps to make the decision process easier. You may have heard terms LCDLEDPlasma, OLED, 4K, and Laser Display, but what does it mean? Check out the chart below for the breakdown of these various types of TV display.



TV Features

  • 3D – most buyers are still shopping 2D TV. You may not be sold on 3D either, but chances are you may look at some 3D televisions anyway. If you decide to purchase a TV that supports 3D, your next question will be; “What is passive or active 3D?”
    • Passive 3D is similar to what you would experience in a movie theater. Two images are displayed simultaneously on the screen, while polarized glasses filter the correct image to each eye, producing a 3D effect. This approach produces a brighter overall picture and better odd-angle viewing than active 3D.
    • Active 3D glasses use battery-powered LCD lenses to block each eye in sync with a TV that alternates showing right- and left-eye images, creating a 3D effect. Since each eye sees a full-resolution 1080p frame, active 3D has a higher resolution than passive 3D.
  • Full-array with local dimming – Improves picture quality with much better black levels and a more uniform picture across the LCD panel. While the cost of the TV may increase, the improved picture quality is worth the price.
  • Edge-lit with local dimming – A thinner and lighter TV build, with the benefits of local dimming. Results in darker black levels when compared to edge-lit without local dimming.
  • Smart TVs have one or more of the following features:
    • Video Playback
    • Apps & Games
    • PVR/DVR Functionality
    • Gesture & Voice Control
    • Social Networking
    • Web Browsing
    • Smartphone Connectivity

I hope this post has helped to answer some question about television sets today. Remember to set a budget, think about where the TV will be displayed, and what expectations you may have for your new TV before you begin to shop. At P.C. Richard & Son, we have the largest display and selection of TVs. Find your perfect match today!


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The future is here: Samsung launches their first line of 3D TVs

View the 3D TVs we have available:

Samsung 46″ 3D Ready LED 1080p HDTV
Samsung 55″ 3D Ready LED 1080p HDTV

Movies like Avatar and Monsters vs. Aliens have showed us how absorbing a 3D experience can be in a theater. Samsung is bringing this same captivating 3D experience to your home with their new line of 3D LED TVs, complete with Samsung Apps. Following the flat screen revolution, this combination of 3D entertainment and downloadable applications is an impressive next step in the development of television sets.

Similar to the 3D theater experience, these TVs require each viewer to wear a pair of Samsung 3D Active Glasses to experience the 3D content. 3D glasses that you get in the movie theater now will not work on these TVs, as 3D TV glasses use active liquid crystal shutter technology that movie theater 3D glasses do not.

Should you wish to watch TV the old-fashioned way, these 3D TVs are able to broadcast 2D content easily. The 2D output’s picture quality is as clear as non-3D models. You can also watch 2D programming in 3D!

Samsung Apps are also included on the 3D sets and allows you access to a wide range of the same kinds of apps you’d find on your mobile phone; including Pandora, Twitter, YouTube, Skype, Monopoly and more. Netflix and Blockbuster movies will be conveniently streamable on-demand right through your broadband connection.

With this 3D format comes 3D Blu-ray players and special programming just for these televisions. 3D Blu-Ray players are currently available, ESPN has announced that they will be the first 3D TV network by the end of 2010, and Sony has announced that the existing PlayStation 3 console will support 3D Blu-ray playback via a simple software update, making it a great buy with the Samsung sets. Until 3D broadcasting and the PlayStation 3 releases their firmware update later this year, however, a 3D Blu-Ray player is necessary to take full advantage of the 3D technology now.

Check out more about the Samsung 3D LED TVs.


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