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Weekend of July 20, 2018 – Hour 2

Tech News and Commentary

Dave and the team discuss Samsung’s foldable phone rumors, Radio Shack’s comeback plans, Facebook’s locked deceased users accounts, Comcast giving up on Fox, Cuba starting to allow internet service on mobile phones, Walmart’s streaming service, and more.



Joe in Durham, North Carolina listens on NewsRadio 680 WPTF and asked: “I was looking online on Best Buy at a Sony OLED TV and I was surprised when I looked at the specs and saw that it had High Dynamic Range and I was wondering if you had a OLED TV, which is supposed to have the best picture possible, why would you need that?”

 

Joe, “the best picture possible” is a relative term. It’s the best picture when compared with what else is out there, so as other sets improve OLED manufacturers have to improve their sets too.

OLED has some advantages, deeper blacks since there’s no backlight, low energy consumption since, again, there’s no backlight, they have better viewing angles, and faster response time.

OLED has some advantages

Having said that, OLEDs are not magical. LEDs beat them in brightness, which may matter in bright rooms, they’re more susceptible to a type of burn in that may result in dull pixels or areas of the screen, and in terms of colors, they’re no really any better than any LED screen, and like LEDs  that evolve, OLEDs have to evolve with them.

OLEDs have good press, but really most people would struggle to tell the difference between them and LEDs in any area but the thinness of the display. They’re a fine screen, especially for cinefiles with money who don’t want an ultra large screen, but they don’t have a big edge in colors that aren’t “black”.


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Written by Dave Graveline

Dave Graveline is the founder, Host & Executive Producer of "Into Tomorrow" in addition to being President of the Advanced Media Network".

Dave is also a trusted and familiar voice on many national commercials & narrations in addition to being an authority in consumer tech since 1994. He is also a former Police Officer and an FBI Certified Instructor.

Dave thrives on audience participation!

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