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4K OLED..Huh?!

If you haven’t been formally introduced, allow us to help you get to know the OLED TV. OLED is fairly new to the market and was first seen about a year ago. Just recently, both Samsung and LG turned out with some pretty spiffy OLED sets, both offering different curved options stacked with their own impressive set of features. LG took the high road and outdid Samsung with a 77′ inch curved 4K OLED display, making it the clearest and largest OLED yet with a panel of over 8 million pixels. What makes it so impressive is the unsurpassed depth and richness of color coupled with the pristine 4K clarity. This kind of magnitude simply can’t be achieved with an LCD display. Also worth mentioning is Samsung’s OLED panel that isn’t 4K but pretty remarkable in its own right. The 55’inch curved panel allows two viewers to watch different shows at the same time with its split screen effect and specific ear pieces to tune into their individualized content. It is much like having 2 HDTV’s in one with 3D capabilities as well. If you’re ready for something new, the OLED panel easily puts any plasma or HDTV to shame, on a good day.

It’s Kind of a Big Deal: 4K Technology

If 4K kinda reminds you of an algebra expression that you want nothing to do with, let us wrap your mind around it in a way that makes sense. The main thing you should know is that 4K is pretty much the revolution of viewing. Brands like Sony, Samsung, LG, Panasonic and more are all trying to get in on the 4K action and have all launched their own Ultra HD 4K versions. Panasonic recently released its 4K UHDTV model, measuring in at 65 inches. It is the first model to use a HDMI 2.0, a necessity in reliable 4K playback. Another front runner is the Philips 4K UHDTV, receiving a design award from IFA. It also has sensor-controlled dimming and a 900 HZ perfect motion, ensuring that you get swift, clear and smooth images every time. Another 4K Ultra model that recently dropped its prices, is the Sony’s less expensive “55 inch and “65 inch models. Sony also announced its new 4K download service which will allow users access to 70 feature films and TV shows, with more content coming near the end of the year. Not to be left in the dust, Toshiba announced the release of its own 4K offerings that will available in 58’, 65” and 84 inches.

HDMI 2.0: The Key to 4K

Typical HDMI cables today aren’t going to be cutting it when 4K begins settling in, one of the main challenges with 4K was the connection to HDMI which was finally solved with the innovation of HDMI 2.0. If you are planning to jump on the 4K bandwagon, make sure to get your hands on one of these new cables when they hit stores shortly.


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