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A couple of times a year, Geoff Poor zaps an enthusiastic email into my inbox suggesting I visit his shop, Glenn Poor's Audio-Video, in the Old Farm Shops at Kirby and Mattis avenues in Champaign. For Poor, his business is as much a passion as a profession. I accepted Poor's invitation a couple of weeks ago.

He immediately seated me in front of the new LG 55-inch 4K OLED TV. Organic light emitting diodes (or OLED) may be the future of home video displays. OLED solves several problems inherent in conventional LED-illuminated LCD displays, but until now have been prohibitively expensive. OLED displays reproduce true black, similar to discontinued plasma technology. OLED reproduces a wider range of colors than standard LCD displays, although depending upon program source, this may be overkill.

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