Oct 30, 2014

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A New View on Television

As we all know, I’ve got a kid. The Kid is getting older and technology is getting better. I recently felt torn between him using a tablet to read instead of a real life paper book. I know I need to get with the times.

This is difficult.

You see, I want him to learn how to actually use a dictionary to find a word. I don’t necessarily prefer him doing everything online and/or with some new gadget. I want him to appreciate the smell of a new book, or the joy of having an actual bookmark.

I want him to play board games and cards. I want him to run and jump outside, not just mindlessly stare at silly cartoons (I mean have you seen the crap that they have out now?! He’s one of the only kids at school that doesn’t watch SpongeBob or Adventure Time).

Zay reading Diary of a Wimpy Kid

However, I will say that sometimes the newest gadget or television show can be pretty awesome. Like the Cosmos with Neil deGrasse Tyson. The Kid loves this show. And with it in HD it’s even better.  We sit down, turn off the lights, munch on some popcorn and enjoy a ride through space and time.

Don’t even get me started about when we start watching every Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings movie. EVERY single one.

These are times I cherish with the Kid and wouldn’t give up for the world. Rainy days, sick days or days when we’re both too exhausted to move are perfect for snuggles and watching awesome television.

How can this get any better? Honestly, if you asked me before last week, I would have told you it couldn’t. I was able to take a look at the new LG OLED TV and I was floored.

I have NEVER been so impressed with a product, let alone a television, like this.

I was in awe. I watched as the LG OLED TV actually showed black. Now, I thought, probably like you, that I was seeing black and correct shadows with my television at home. It wasn’t until I saw a side-by-side comparison that I understood how gray the black on my current LCD actually was.

I thought I was seeing HD movies and shows. Apparently I wasn’t. I have never seen a picture so crisp and clean that I actually felt like I was part of the movie. And that’s no coincidence. The screen, similar to an IMAX, is curved. And no matter where you sit, the picture never loses clarity.

I’m fangirling, I know.

Very quickly, so we can get back to the good stuff…OLED stands for Organic Light Emitting Diode which is what creates the light source for LG’s TV.  This eliminates the need for a backlight that all LCD TVs use, thus creating a slimmer and lighter television.  The LG OLED TV also comes standard with a “Magic Remote” and webOS. The Magic Remote is exactly that – magic. It can be used as a pointer, scrolling and clicking, or even voice activation to maneuver quickly through webOS. The webOS is designed with ease of use in mind, so that “anyone from five to eighty-five can use it.” It’s what you would look for in a SmartTV, especially if you’re not that tech-savvy.

Now, I know at first, it seemed as if I hate technology. I don’t! I’m attached to my phone (and currently dying because I cracked the screen and I’m waiting for my replacement) and I’m a blogger for goodness sake! But I think that when technology gains a visceral response, that’s a whole different game. I have never, in my life, wanted a television as badly as I want this one.

I watched a scene from Skyfall on the LG OLED TV, and all I can say is that I saw VIVIDLY the water droplets sliding down Daniel Craig’s abdominals. They didn’t rewind, despite my, and all the other ladies’, repeated requests. Sigh.

I saw a comparison of an actual strawberry next to one on the screen, and was beyond impressed. True colors, the purest of black, no backlight leaking around the edges and great 3D capabilities pretty much gets you started on this TV.

I want it. I need it. I must have it now.

I have plans to truly experience all of my favorite movies and shows on the LG OLED TV. Imagine watching the Cosmos with true black as the background. Experiencing all of that light coming through (where it’s supposed to and not on the sides, top and bottom!), all of the colors in the nebulas and galaxies. I’m thinking that the Kid is pretty much going to have the same facial expression I did.

A slackjaw.

This post was sponsored by LG Electronics. As usual, all opinions are my own.

  1. I need my husband to not see this post, so we don’t have to get a new TV!

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