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.

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Samsung OLED TV Commercial: Life in Every Pixel


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Introduction to Surround Sound



Want to have that same surround sound experience you get at the movie theater in your own home? You can, and it’s really simple! Here is a basic “Do It Yourself” introduction to setting up a home theater system in your own home.

You will need a home theater receiver and at least six speakers; including a powered subwoofer. You can keep it simple by buying a pre-matched surround sound speaker system.

When purchasing your speaker system, keep the size of your room and TV size in mind.  If you have a big TV or a medium-to-large size room, choose larger speakers.  Where you position each speaker, depending upon the layout and shape of your room, may affect size or type of speaker as well.

Next, decide on your layout. Check the picture below for a basic set up of how speakers should be properly placed.



Remember you can get a cleaner look with in-wall speakers, in-ceiling speakers or custom flat panel speakers that integrate with your TV set.

Follow these steps for a quick set up:


  • Connect the surround sound receiver to your TV by inserting the HDMI cable into the “HDMI Out” jack on the back of the receiver and the “HDMI In” jack on the back of your TV.
  • Position the front-left and front-right speakers facing your audience on both sides of the TV. You may place the speakers on the ground, on a shelf or hang them with wall fasteners.
  • Position the center speaker above or below your television, level with the front speakers.
  • Position the subwoofer wherever it is convenient; placement does not have an impact on sound quality. In picture above we have it placed to the left center, but that may not be ideal for you.
  • Attach speaker wire to the correct speakers. (Samsung’s surround sound systems include color-coded speaker wire to assist in identifying wire placement). Insert the black end of each wire into the “Negative” port and the red end of each wire into the “Positive” port of each speaker.
  •  Match the speaker wire plugs to their corresponding jacks on the back of the surround sound receiver. If using a wireless system, insert the included TX card into the “TX card” slot, with the label reading “Wireless” facing up, and connect your rear surround sound speakers to the wireless receiver.
  • Plug in the surround sound receiver and power it on to enable your surround sound speakers.


Now pop in Jurassic Park and enjoy your at home theater experience! If you need more help with your installing your home theater system, electronic installations are available in the NY, NJ, PA, and CT areas through P.C. Richard & Son. For more information click here.



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Take Your Home Entertainment Experience To The Backyard



Football season is right around the corner, and the smell of Buffalo wings is in the air. Football is not just a game you sit on the couch and enjoy; it’s an event! For those who can’t make it to the game, you need to bring that same excitement and energy to your home every Sunday. Want to know how to bring your game day experience to a whole new level?

Imagine watching the game in your own backyard, barbecuing with family and friends while the kids play catch. This is the next best thing to being at the game. Chances are you already have a grill and patio furniture; all you’re missing is the perfect outdoor television. Before you run out and purchase a TV for your backyard tailgate, there are a few things you should know.

An indoor TV won’t cut it. Myth is that you can use an indoor TV outside, but doing so will likely void your warranty and you will end up with an overheated TV. TV’s are designed to work within a certain temperature range; start pushing the edges of that range and bad things are going to happen. The operating temperature of an outdoor TV has a much larger range than an indoor TV. Unlike indoor TV’s, SunBriteTVs, the leading manufacturer of outdoor television, can range from as low as -40 degrees Fahrenheit to as high as 122 degrees Fahrenheit.

Outdoor televisions are built with an exterior design to protect internal components from rain, dust, insects, humidity and salt air. These televisions are made to be installed permanently outdoors. Indoor TVs are not.

Once you have decided on the screen size; pick a spot in your yard for installation that isn’t facing directly into the sunlight. An outdoor TV is not much different in this way to an indoor TV. SunBriteTVs come with variable backlighting that allows the brightest picture possible during the day and dimmed for viewing at night.

Obviously there are other benefits to purchasing an outdoor television than just watching football games. Do you remember Drive-in Theaters? You can replicate that same experience with a movie night in your own yard! Watch your favorite sitcom or try your next workout video outside instead of indoors. . . there are so many ways to appreciate outdoor television viewing!

Are you thinking about the possibilities? Check our large selection of SunBriteTV, the leader in true outdoor television, and find the perfect TV for you today! Check out our store locations here.


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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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