The Best TVs of 2015 vs 2014 TVs: Latest Innovations

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Over the last few years, technology seen in televisions has continued to advance at an incredible rate. Improved picture quality in LED and smart tech that allows you to use your television to access email, social media, and streaming services are just a few innovations that we now take for granted. For the best deals and breakdown of innovative features, P.C. Richard & Son has compiled a “best of” list to help you in your search for determining which TV will best fit your entertainment dreams.

Television Features

When shopping for a new television, consider the following:

  • Your budget
  • Type of display preferred: LCD, LED or OLED
  • Contrast ratio or the difference between the set’s whitest white and darkest black
  • Is it a smart TV with built-in Wi-Fi?
  • How thin is the set (important if hanging or if space is an issue)
  • Do you want a curved TV?

Best TVs of 2014: A Look Back

Sony’s 65X900B series, a 4K television, was considered one of the best in 2014 offering superior 4K resolution, an advanced backlight control system and Triluminos color technology.

2014 was the year of the curve — the curved TV, most notably the Samsung UNHU9000, was considered a top of the line TV option. The curved screen of this television allows for optimum viewing regardless of where the viewer sits within the room.  This means that whether you’re moving around the room while getting ready for the day, or having a season premier viewing party for your favorite show, there’s never a bad seat in the house.

Should you consider a 2014 model even though it’s 2015? Absolutely, if the price fits your budget (especially on Black Friday sales) and the model has the features and high-quality you desire.

Best 2015 TVs

As technology advances each year, televisions adapt, evolve and arrive in the showroom with innovative features that once would have been considered space-age or futuristic. From improved quality of 3-D TV viewing to advancements in sound and picture quality via OLED technology, the best TVs of 2015 have it all.

A television with OLED or organic light-emitting diode actually creates light versus blocking allowing for an enhanced viewing experience. OLED technology offers less motion blur or lag than a set with LCD technology and it’s more energy efficient.

CNET rates the LG EG9600 series as excellent and a television that delivers the best picture quality. A smart TV with web browser, the LG is an ultra-slim, 4K HD OLED set with built-in Wi-Fi.

Another option among the best of 2015 is the Samsung UN65JU7100, also rated by CNET. This model is a 65-inch slim TV that’s sleek and stylish. It features 4K technology for ultimate in picture resolution and HD LED quality. As a smart TV, this Samsung effortlessly provides access to your favorite apps, social media, live TV and video on demand.

For a high-quality, 65-inch, 4K ultra HD LED curved television, consider the Samsung UN65JS9000.

Shop P.C. Richard & Son for the best television to fit your budget and entertainment needs. If you’re not sure which set may be best for you, contact one of our sales representatives at 877-727-1909


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Football Made Awesome with a Samsung Smart TV


As we say goodbye to summer, we say hello to football! Whether you’re watching the college games on Saturday or the pros on Sunday, your weekend is filled with excitement and team spirit. We know nothing can replace the experience of being at the game, but you can still enhance your viewing experience at home and we want to show you how. Select Samsung Smart TVs offer some features that you may not know about, but as a football fan we know you will love!

Football Mode

This was originally designed with soccer in mind and was rolled out just in time for the World Cup in 2014, but this functionality works with all sports including American football. With a press of a button, Football Mode delivers an amazing stadium-like experience that puts you in control. The images and the audio of the games you watch are optimized, and with the zoom feature you can decide whether or not the referee made a good call or not. The zoom feature divides the screen into 9 areas allowing you to get an even closer view of a selected area than ever before!  Most impressively, it creates a ‘highlights package’ of the game; automatically recording all the action on TV and when there’s a change in sound-  like the roar of the crowd- or when someone scores, it will save the highlights for you to watch later.

ESPN Next Level App

The ESPN Next Level  app provides information on sports events, players in the news, and picks of the day’s games across major sports. While your game plays in the background you can use the app, which appears as a sidebar, to view news and scores, or get in-depth analysis of the game you are currently watching; complete with statistics and other fans’ opinions on the game. This app is a true winner for any sports fan!

Rumble TV

Rumble is a game within the game, turning your favorite NFL matchup into an interactive experience. Test your skills and enter the challenge mode to pick the outcome of what you think will happen. Launch the Twitter feed to see what the pros are saying in real time and voice your opinion on every scoring play. This app will keep you involved with all the games throughout the day.

Yahoo Smart TV

With Yahoo Smart TV you can follow your favorite teams and players without missing a second of the action! Yahoo Smart Info enhances your sport experience with unique player stats and info for the game you’re watching. And, if you’re a Yahoo Fantasy Sports fan, you can get your Fantasy team updates while you’re watching the game. You will never want to watch another game without it.

If you were looking for ways to enhance your viewing experience this football season we hoped this helped. For more information on what select Samsung Smart TVs offer these features stop into one of our P.C. Richard & Son store locations and one of our knowledgeable sales representatives can help you out!


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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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