Samsung Frame Elevates Expectations for Televisions of the Future

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The Most Beautiful Television You’ve Never Seen

TV technology continues to get better and better every year. TV’s which were once big plastic boxes are now wallpaper thin. There are even TV’s such as the Sony OLED which produces sound from the screen itself. There are TV’s with super rich color and some with 4K resolution. HDR TV’s. Smart TV’s. TV’s with displays over 100-inches!

But what happens when you are done watching TV? When the display is off. How does that look in your living room or bed room? Do you see it as a big black rectangle taking up space? While we love them, sometimes our televisions can bring the overall look and feel of a room down. But what if you can keep the immersive, 4K picture quality and have your TV blend in with the furniture and interior design of any room?

Designed with Style

Samsung has worked with Swiss designer Yves Behar to create a completely new category of television. It is called The Frame – the first piece of wall art that doubles as a TV. Make no mistake this is first and foremost a lifestyle product designed to enhance any living space.

The Samsung Frame Offers Design Versatility for Living Spaces

Imagine your TV is mounted above your fireplace; you happily watch a movie or your favorite show, and then you turn it off. Now, you have a blank dark screen above your fireplace. The Frame allows you to bring this blank space to life.

When powered off, The Frame will automatically enter into Art Mode which allows the TV’s screen to display exclusive works of art ranging from paintings to images from personal photo libraries. The Frame allows you to change the art on your wall in an instant – anytime the mood strikes.

Having a family get together? The TV allows you the ability to display personal pictures so you can put up that picture of Grandma and the kids on the display just in time for her summer visit. Maybe you want a painting or print? Samsung’s collection of curated art and mattes give instant access to more than 100 pieces of art to choose from with several categories including landscape, drawing, wildlife, architecture and more. Swiss designer Yves Behar has stated that many more art works will be sourced.

No matter what piece you select, your art will look real thanks to the display’s brightness sensor which intelligently detects ambient light. It adjusts the color and brightness settings so your art always looks real regardless of where it is or what the time of day.

Flexible Design Options for Any Space 

The overall design of the frame is Samsung has three customizable frame options you can add. Walnut, Oak and White frames easily attached to the outsize bezel to perfectly compliment the décor of any room.

When power on, The Frame delivers a superior range of brilliant color and rich contrast over Full HD thanks to 4K HDR Pro technology. It displays a wider range of light and dark in the same scene, adding detail to every picture. Samsung’s 4K Color Drive Extreme technology gives you exceptional color. With over one billion colors more than standard 4K UHD, you see a more vivid, realistic picture.

In order to keep the electricity bill down, The Frame has a built-in motion sensor which detects people’s movement. The TV will automatically activate power-saving mode when there is no one in the room and turn back on when someone enters.

Nothing ruins a room’s design more than lengthy wires. Samsung’s No Gap Wall-mount and Invisible Connection allows The Frame to be mounted on the wall just like a picture frame or painting without messy cables, making it a complete package for the living space.

The Frame by Samsung is a completely new category of TV that elegantly enables you to make any space more welcoming, more entertaining, and more inspiring.

 

 

 

Apple TV – Coolest Gadget Since Sliced Bread

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Mac, iPod, iPhone, iPad, and iTunes all offer some of the best, most reliable hardware. So is it really that hard to believe that Apple has done it again with iTV? I’m not surprised! This television is small so it’s extremely energy efficient, and just like the iPhone, it “has an App for that.” “That,” being wireless and endless connections to movies, television shows, photos etc. These applications play wirelessly over the Internet flawlessly and effortlessly.

Apple TV offer instant access to new releases as soon as they are available on DVD for no more than $4.00 for a 24-hour period. Or if you want to rent your favorite TV show, sitcom or reality television show you can get it commercial free for as little as $0.99! You will also receive access to Internet Radio Stations, YouTube, and Netflix with Apple TV.

These are just a few of the coolest features this new Apple TV has to offer, but trust me…there is more! This television is not only the coolest thing I’ve seen in a long time, it is actually affordable.  Talk to a Starpower rep and they will give you the gist.

If you want one of the best Smartphones, you get an iPhone, if you want a dynamic, awesome computer, you get a Mac, if you want one of the coolest gadgets in TVs that’s on the market today, well, an Apple TV just might fit your bill.  The best in the sales of home entertainment equipment is Starpower, so go by one of our locations today and let show you TVs by Apple and how a smart TV might just be the perfect addition to your home theater system.

 

Samsung Frame TV Launches with Huge Sucess at Starpower in Dallas, Texas

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Samsung Launches New Frame TV at Starpower North Dallas to Large Consumer Crowd and Media Influencers

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Starpower, high-end home electronics retailer, joined Samsung in celebrating the launch of their new Frame TV on Tuesday evening at their North Dallas location. Hundreds of people arrived to see this amazing television in person and to share in food, drinks and a night of giving back.

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Mr. Dave Carter, VP of Sales for Samsung Electronics joined Mr. David Pidgeon and Mr. Daniel Pidgeon in presenting a 55″ Frame TV to the Make a Wish Foundation on June 27th, 2017 at Starpower North Dallas.

Norm-Hitzges-Samsung-Frame-LaunchRadio personality, Norm Hitzges joined the fun – one of many media personnel who attended this exciting event.

 

Samsung Frame TV Now Available at Starpower

Starpower, one of the first retailers in America to have the product on display, is now accepting orders for both the 55″ and 65″ models of the Frame TV.  

The stunning 55″ model retails for $1,999 and can be purchased here.

The incredible 65″ model retails for $2,799 and can be purchased here.

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About the New Samsung Frame TV

 

Based on new innovative technology, The Frame looks like a picture frame hanging on a wall when ‘Art Mode’ is on. Instead of fading to black like a conventional TV, The Frame’s display transforms into a work of art, letting the users select custom-designed digital art pieces. With more than 100 art pieces in 10 different categories – including landscape, architecture, wildlife, action, drawing and more – to choose from, it is sure to please every design preference. Paired with the numerous options for art layouts and colors, as well as customizable accessory options including interchangeable bezels and an optional Studio Stand, it truly complements the user’s living space.

Furthermore, The Frame is outfitted with Samsung’s new Invisible Connection and No Gap Wall-mount, allowing users to hang it virtually anywhere because it can blend seamlessly into any living space without unsightly cables or wires.

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About Starpower

Starpower is a retailer or the finest audio, video, and appliances available with showrooms located throughout the DFW Metroplex and in Phoenix Arizona. Starpower was founded in 1995 by Mr. David and Mr. Daniel Pidgeon.

Starpower to Launch the New Samsung Frame TV at Exclusive Event

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Be the First to Experience The Frame

The most beautiful TV you’ve never seen.

Join Starpower and friends June, 27th from 6-8pm at our North Dallas Showroom for the exclusive launch of the new Samsung Frame TV.

This event will include food, drinks and register for your chance to win a 55″ Frame TV. Don’t miss this once in a lifetime event. Click the RSVP button below and let us know to expect you! We look forward to seeing you at Starpower North Dallas for this exciting event.

 

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New Sony OLED A1E Series – Everything You Need to Know

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Starpower Highlights the Features of the New Sony OLED A1E 

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Sony OLED A1E Series Overview

Sony’s new OLED A1E TV’s are on sale now and catching the eyes of those looking for their next home-run in their in-home entertainment experience. The new OLED adopted display has given Sony the ability to produce unrivaled pure blacks creating jaw-dropping contrast. Paired with its new design, audio tech, and X1 Extreme Processor Sony has created a spectacle for a TV.

 

One-Slate

Sony has paired its OLED A1 with a new design called the One-Slate. The TV is composed of two parts. One being the panel itself, and the other being a dual function kickstand which tucks the inputs and outputs into it. Along with a subwoofer built into the stand. The reasoning behind the added kickstand is to eliminate the gap between the bottom of the panel and the cabinet that the TV sat on to help the viewers focus on the picture. This design adds to the pleasurable picture, however, might also possess some drawbacks. Having a kickstand would mean that the TV cabinet that is being used would have to be completely free of clutter. Because any consoles or boxes that currently sit in that gap, that the stand is trying to get rid of, would have to be moved elsewhere since they would be in the way of the TV.

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X1 Extreme Processor

The A1’s key to success is the combination of the OLED display and its X1 Extreme Processor. The secret to the great performance of OLED is its light emitting pixels that make up the entire screen. Since these tiny pixels are capable of creating its own light, it possesses the ability to only use the pixels that are required and essentially turn off the ones that aren’t. Creating absolute black and amazing vibrant color popping images because of the contrast being created. The Sony X1 Extreme Processor only enhances this advantage. The processor has the ability to focus on pockets of color on an image-by-image basis. For example, if it were to see a blue sky it will know to make that a richer more vibrant blue than a normal color. This upscales the quality and enhances the specific details of the different images that are being displayed. The processor also adds to the total brightness levels to create even more vibrant colors. The combination of both OLED and the X1 Extreme Processor tech creates an unbelievable image that rivals for the best on the market.

 

Acoustic Surface 

The A1 has significantly brighter images and has great viewing angles however the true innovation is in its new sound system called, “Acoustic Surface”. Acoustic Surface is where the display itself transmits sounds through vibrations rather than a separate set of speakers. This sound actually comes directly from the screen which helps to sync up the sound with the video more accurately.

 

The Bottom Line – OLED A1E Series at Starpower

People are unsure if the new design and expensive price is worth what is seemingly being promised and whether or not the new Acoustic Surface tech will produce effective sound. However, Starpower customers continue to be amazed at the picture quality as well as the sound quality when they demo the new technology on our showroom floor. Our bottom line? We think this series of televisions features best-in-class picture quality that will knock your socks off. The combination of the OLED blacks and the X1 Extreme Processor makes beautiful images that are unrivaled by competitors. And it is that quality that makes the Sony A1E TV’s a spectacle to witness in your home.

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See the New Sony A1E Series at Starpower today!

Experience the technology the way it was intended to be seen. Don’t settle for the big box retailer experience – come into Starpower and demo the new Sony A1E Series today. And join Starpower and Sony Thursday, April 27th from 6 pm – 8 pm for a special Sony A1E event. Sony representatives will be on hand to answer all of your questions. Shop Starpower in Dallas, Southlake, Addison and in Scottsdale, AZ.

 

 

QLED vs. OLED – Different Names, Totally Different Technology

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Starpower Audio/Video is the leader in QLED and OLED technology. Compare and Contrast the Differences between QLED and OLED in-store or online.

OLED has previously dominated the industry through its claimed better contrast, wider color range, ultra thin display, and better durability than the rivaled LCD TV’s. However with the new QLED TV’s well on their way, people begin to wonder if OLED is still the top dog on the market. The unveiling of Samsung’s new QLED TV’s has given rise to speculation on whether it can rival or surpass LG’s OLED tech.

 

Overview of OLED

OLED (Organic Light Emitting Diodes) TVs are largely successful as they do not require a backlight as do competing products. Instead they create light through the application of electricity through thin films of organic molecules. This gives OLED the ability to only use colors and emit light when needed. This makes OLED the only tech that can create an absolute black, making the color contrast near unlimited. Contrast ratio is considered one of, if not the most important aspects when it comes to creating a good quality picture. This makes OLED very attractive and desirable for an exhilarating home entertainment experience.

Shop Starpower’s Line-Up of OLED Televisions now.

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Overview of QLED: Quantum Dot Light Emitting Diode

QLED (Quantum Dot Light Emitting Diode) was just recently released by Samsung who claims it to be, “The Next Innovation in TV.” Quantum Dot technology uses tiny particles between 2 and 10 nanometers in diameter. These tiny particles have the ability to give off more vibrant lights, brightness, and a wider diverse color range. It’s brightness ranges from 1500-2000 nits opposed to OLEDs 600 nits. Though the level of brightness is much higher than their competitor, QLED still manages to use only half of the power that OLED uses to run. Not only do these Quantum Dots give off a way higher range of brightness and color but they are also seeming to be more cost effective to produce. Samsung has also made strides in improving the contrast ratio with their new technology, however still not to the same level as the OLED.

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Breaking Down QLED

Though OLED has proven to be effective on the market and popular among consumer demand, the new QLED TVs seem to be a bigger bang for your buck. QLED produces a level of brightness and vibrant colors that have not been previously accomplished as well as being energy efficient. All while being more cost effective to mass produce and buy than OLED. Samsung’s new QLED tech seems to have the tools to launch itself into a huge success in the in-home entertainment market. It is seemingly more than capable to hold its own against competitors and possesses the potential to surpass even the most dominant in the industry.

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Starpower OLED vs. QLED – Shop the Difference

Starpower offers the finest selection of OLED and QLED televisions from LG, Sony and Samsung. For more information, shop our catalog or call our experts at 972-200-9067.

Ready to see the difference for yourself? Stop by any of our convenient locations in Dallas, Southlake, Addison and Scottsdale.

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Sony’s Exciting New 4K and OLED TVs for 2017

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Sony unveiled its new and impressive lineup of OLED and LED 4K TVs at CES 2017.

The XBR-A1E Bravia OLED is Sony’s flagship series for 2017. The OLED series comes in 55, 65 and 77-inch sizes. According to Sony moving to OLED allows it to offer a TV with “unprecedented black levels, rich and lifelike color, dynamic contrast, blur-less image, and a wide viewing angle.”

Support for Dolby Vision HDR is built in, and a chip called the 4K HDR Processor X1 Extreme powers the whole thing. The TV is very, very thin and looks elegant.

 

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New Sony OLED is Coming Soon!

The audio technology in the OLED TVs is unconventional and exciting. Sony came up with something it’s calling Acoustic Surface Sound Technology. So audio from your movies and TV shows will sound like it’s coming directly from the display itself. Sony claims this approach “produces a wide sound and image synchronization from all angles, even off to the sides.”

All of the new TVs are also the company’s first to integrate with the Google Home smart speaker. So, you can issue voice commands to the TVs from the smart speaker.

Sony’s new OLED Bravia runs Android TV. The OS provides access to Sony’s Ultra 4K HDR streaming service and to Sony’s PlayStation Vue, a live TV-streaming service. Android TV also features Chrome Cast, enabling the TV to play audio and video content from Cast-enabled apps on smartphones, tablets, and PCs.

 

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Sony X930E and X940E Series

The new 4K X930E/X940E series are successors to last year’s X930D/X940D series which consisted on some of the best 4K TVs for 2016. They’ve been upgraded with faster performance compared to last year’s line and also support Dolby Vision and improved HDR output. The X930E comes in 55 and 65- inch variants whereas the X940E has 75-inch screen size.

The two X930E models feature Sony’s upgraded Slim Backlight Drive+ technology, a grid-array edge lighting that delivers more precise local-dimming control than the previous iteration of the technology.

The X940E doesn’t include Slim Backlight Drive+ but does feature a full-array direct LED backlighting according to Sony.

The XBR-X930E/X940E series is also powered by Sony’s 4K HDR Processor X1 Extreme chip, which the company said offers 40 percent more real-time processing power than 4K Processor X1.

 

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Tech It Out: LG OLED Signature Series

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LG OLED Signature Series TVs – revolutionizing your media consumption at Starpower

Curious about the latest in television technology and the best picture on the market?
LG Rep. Bill Raymond joined Starpower’s Tech It Out series to talk about the LG’s Signature Series Ultra-Sleek OLED TVs at our North Dallas Showroom located at 15340 Dallas Pkwy, Dallas, TX – 75248. (Photo credit: LG.com)

 

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LG’s Signature OLED TVs are now available in Starpower Showrooms located in North Dallas, Uptown, Southlake and Scottsdale, AZ. (Photo credit: LG.com)

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We’re an organization of seasoned and decorated professionals committed to delivering excellence to our clients, since 1995. We offer the ultimate in home audio/video and home automation. Our North Dallas showroom now features an entire dedicated space to LG’s new Ultra sleek signature OLED televisions. Stop by and see them today!

What is 4K Ultra HD?

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 What is 4K Ultra HD?

The answer is simple. Higher resolution images. Multiply the number of pixels on your current 1080p screen displays (1,920 x 1,080) by four, and that’s how many pixels are in 4K Ultra HD displays…around 8 million (3,840 x 2,160). The more pixels there are the more detail that can be brought to an image. Those 8 million pixels make all the difference. 4K Ultra HD will unlock more of the story in your favorite movies and TV shows. With 4 times the resolution of current 1080P, you’ll notice details of characters and scenes that you’ve never been able to see before.

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Get four times the picture resolution of full HD 1080p. The increased pixel density allows you it sit very close for a fully immersive experience                        Improve the picture quality of your current TV shows and movies to near 4K Ultra HD quality. Access a library of apps capable of 4K like Netflix, Amazon Instant Video, and Youtube. Plus, experience 3D video playback, or stream Sony PlayStation 3 games on select 4K Ultra HD TVs.

4K CONTENT IS HERE

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Big movie studios, such as Sony Pictures Entertainment, have been recording and remastering movies in 4K for years. Sony began offering 4K projectors as early as 2004. The projection of 4K movies took hold of the masses in 2011 as more 4K movies were released and more theaters adopted the new technology. Today, there are more ways than ever to get 4K content.

For on-demand streaming, you can fire up Netflix or Amazon Instant Video to get movies and TV shows delivered in 4K quality. Each service offers exclusive movies and shows which were filmed or remastered in 4K. More streaming media services, such as Vudu and Hulu, have announced plans to release 4K content within the year. You can watch a multitude of different videos in glorious 4K on YouTube. YouTube has been streaming 4K videos since 2010. To get the best 4K experience you will need a fast broadband connection. 4K content will become increasingly accessible as Google, Verizon, and AT&T have been rolling out gigabit internet services around the U.S.

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We carry the latest in 4K with the most advanced tech to deliver the most advanced tech to deliver the finest picture and home theater experience. Can’t wait to experience the next generation of television? Our teams can deliver directly to your home. Our very own five-star installation teams provide personalized installations of your 4K purchases. Plus, the latest in audio, video, security, custom-made leather seating, and even offer full control from your phone or tablet!

OLED VS. LED | Which Is Better?

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The Difference Between OLED and LED

Although, just couple of letters are altered or added in their names, does not mean they are similar. Everything is different between OLED and LED. OLED stands for Organic Light-Emitting Diode. “Organic” refers to the carbon film before the glass screen. When an electric current is passed through, OLED panels omit their own light.

In LCD, cells require an external light source, like a huge backlight for brightness. This backlight is what makes the distinction in these technologies. A traditional LCD screen has a backlight called a cold-cathode fluorescent light also called as CCFL. It is uniform across the entire back of screen. This means that irrespective of the image being black or white, it is being illuminated by same brightness across the panel.

Engineers at major tech-giants like Samsung and Sony introduced a new technology for backlight, which was basically an array of LEDs. So, for portions of the screen where the picture is black, those respective LEDs won’t be turned on. This makes black portion of the picture appear blacker.

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LEDs are a better solution than LCDs with CCFL technology. However, it has its flaws. LEDs face a problem called as ‘blooming’. In this effect LED light from bright portions of the image bleed to the black portions. The reason for this is the pixels themselves are not the elements producing the light. They have to rely on backlight to turn off on their behalf.

This is where things get drastically different when it comes to OLED. The light is produced by the pixels themselves. So, if they have to black they can completely turn off.

 

The Advantages To OLED TVs

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The biggest advantage to someone watching and OLED TV is the extravagantly vibrant image. This is achieved by very dark blacks and brightness of whites the OLED panel can produce. Manufacturers use the term “infinite contrast” to describe how the “absolute” black is achieved instead of “relative” black where relative blackness is how dark a pixel can get when compared to the brightest pixel on the screen.

Apart from the image vibrancy, responsive and smoothness of the display are far better compared to the LCDs and LEDs. So, gamers and home cinema enthusiasts will doubtlessly love the experience. OLEDs have a refresh rate 1000 times faster (as low as 0.001 ms) than a standard LED backlit LCD panels.

Since the light source is very tiny, screen depth has also reduced. So, this means you are getting super deep blacks, bright whites, greater color accuracy, smooth responsive motion and a very thin and light form factor. Can’t get better than this right!

 

3D OLED TVs

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Although 3D is not as hyped today as once it was, manufacturers are including it in their high-end models. In most cases this is passive kind of 3D. This allows for cheaper glasses and less screen flicker.

 

 

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