Gaming on Samsung Odyssey monitors has always been amazing but it’s even better with the new G8 OLED monitor. We have reviewed a range of Odyssey series gaming monitors on the blog, from the Odyssey G3 24″ to the amazing 55″ Odyssey Ark. These are all excellent gaming monitors. Whatever your needs, how much space you have for a monitor, or what features are important for you, you will find the right monitor for you in this series. This year we get the exciting introduction of OLED screens from Samsung. I’ll explain how this will affect gaming, and viewing in general, and then you can enter for a chance to win one!
Do gamers have an advantage using an OLED display
Let’s cut to the chase: will you win more games using an OLED display? After all, gaming is more fun when you’re pushing the limits of your skill … and winning! Gamers look for every advantage, no matter what game is played. OLED screens do offer a few advantages that can provide that competitive edge. Here are three advantages:
- Better contrast: OLED (Organic Light Emitting Diode) technology allows for deeper blacks and brighter whites, resulting in a higher contrast ratio. This can enhance the visual experience of games that rely on darker environments, such as horror or stealth games.
- Faster response time: OLED monitors have faster response times than LED monitors, which means that they can display fast-paced action scenes without any motion blur or ghosting.
- More vivid colours: OLED technology can produce a wider range of colours than LED, resulting in more vibrant and accurate colour reproduction. This can make games look more realistic and immersive.
You know with an OLED screen the picture will have amazing true blacks, and vivid colours. The G8 also has a curved screen for a much more immersive experience that is perfect for gaming. When you feel more involved in the story and the action you can’t help but perform better. Read more about this monitor in Jason Gorber’s detailed review on the Best Buy blog.
Add a Samsung Odyssey monitor for the ultimate gaming rig
What is your ultimate gaming setup? This spring is a great time to upgrade because the newest gaming computers and laptops are getting released with the newest Intel and AMD processors, and the newest graphics cards. Also, this spring we’ll see many new monitors arrive, including the Samsung Odyssey OLED G8 monitor we are giving away in this contest. Lastly, many of the new computer, monitors, and gaming peripheral accessories like mice and keyboards are on sale during Best Buy’s spring PC gaming event.
Imagine if you win the monitor we are giving away in this contest. You might decide to match this monitor upgrade with other upgrades to really boost your gaming performance and enjoyment. Best Buy even has a value priced bundle that includes the Samsung G8 monitor and 1TB internal M.2 solid state drive to store your downloaded games. What kind of upgrade would you want this spring? Consider that question as you enter this contest.
How to enter
Entering this contest is easy and you can enter in three different ways.
- In a comment below, tell us which of the features of the monitor we are giving away in this contest are you are looking forward to trying and what game(s) would you play first.
- For up to two (2) additional entries, create a public post on a social media channel (one entry per channel!) sharing with your friends and followers that you are entering a Best Buy Blog contest for a chance to win an OLED gaming monitor; include the hashtag #BestBuySamsungOLEDcontest, so we can find your post, and include the picture at the top of this article. Then return here and tell us in a comment below on which channel you posted it and the name of your channel (since many people use pseudonyms) so that we can check and verify your entry. You can use any social media channel (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, LinkedIn, etc.), but the post must be public so we can verify it is there.
- BONUS ENTRY: If you happen to visit a Best Buy store, take a picture with your smartphone of any section of the store that clearly shows any Samsung products (monitors, televisions, etc). Then in an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “Samsung gaming monitor contest” tell us the location of the store (city, street) and attach the picture.
What you can win
At the end of this contest, we will randomly select one eligible entry to receive the Samsung 34″ Odyssey G8 OLED gaming monitor that Jason reviewed on the blog.
This contest runs from March 10th to March 23rd.
Remember you can enter in three different ways as discussed above. Tell your friends. Tell your family. Also, if you do visit a store, tell everyone in the store to take a photo of a Samsung product and send it to the blog: they’ll likely be surprised and happy to find out!
Win a Samsung G8 OLED gaming monitor Rules and Regulations
I posted on Facebook my name is Ashley Ileah Spooner
I posted on Instagram @ashleyspooner_
I’m excited for the faster response time and I want to play world of Warcraft on it first! Thanks for the chance!
I am really liking the vivid colours and the near infinite contrast to view content. This would be like the best Disney viewing monitor 🙂
I posted and shared on my twitter @nslynne
The fast response time and I want to play Hogwarts Legacy!
Posted on facebook.
Love the large screen and vivid colors and the amazing curved screen.
I would look forward to the fast response time feature and would like to try playing any 2K sports games to start with it.
The fast refresh rate
I shared on facebook under gayle bellemare
Ability to play pc games and watch tv
The faster response time is what I look forward to the most. I’ll be playing League of Legends first!
The curved screen would be amazing! Mario Kart
I like the wide screen
I would love to have a curved screen
The fast response time will be great when playing Forza Horizon 5.
The large screen size and vivid colours.
The vivid colours and the faster response time. I would love to use this for casting my Occulus!
The fast response time and the extra large display would be perfect for a game like Forza Horizon 5.
The fast refresh rate and the contrast would really make an improvement on our old 7 yr old monitor. My kids and I would enjoy Hogwart’s Legacy with this monitor.
The OLED screen that shows off those colours. I would love to see how New World looks with that monitor
The faster response time!
I love everything about Samsung 34″ Odyssey G8 OLED gaming monitor! The faster response time is important in gaming got to be very fast to win! OLED technology brings you more vivid colours recreating the many variations of hues that exist are in our world. “The Difference between something Good & something Great is attention to Detail.” ~ Charles R. Swindoll
Fast response time is the feature I’m looking forward to and I’d play Forza Horizon 5 first.
Better contrast, More vivid colours, and Faster response time would make my computer experiences awesome!!
I like the more vivid colors and with this I will play The Sims 4 as my first game.
I like the OLED G8 feature and 1TB SSD storage. I will definitely try to play the Call Of Duty: Modern warfare 2 game on it. Thanks!
The faster response time would be the best feature and first game I would play on it would be Genshin Impact for sure!
Fast response time
This would look amazing with those OLEDS on some MW2 or spuder man! I bet I don’t even need to wear shades!
This monitor looks amazing. Never had one like it. For me the fact that it offers Better OLED contrast, Faster response time AND more vivid colours sounds amazing. The first game I would play is Battlefield 2042 because that game has lots of cool colours and needs really good response time to compete,
Getting true blacks with the OLED display. Iwould want to try out Control with it.
The faster response time!
I really like like the better contrast offered by this monitor. I would enjoy playing any Batman game, but specifically Arkham Asylum, to really appreciate the deeper darks and brighter whites
The faster response time! League of Legends!
Additionally, I left my third entry as a post on Reddit here!
Posted it to my Twitter @Australvoid , would love to be able to have a QD monitor too, my girlfriend’s monitor is stunning while my current one is broken and I’ve been using remote desktop to run my 7900 xtx lolll.
Faster response time and more vivid colours are perfect for my favourite FPSs, Apex, COD, etc!
Perfect blacks and response time are my biggest pluses with the monitor, by the 21:9 aspect ratio makes the monitor great for productivity too. My girlfriend has the Alienware version and I’m very jealous.
The vivid contrast and fast response time would be marvelous for quick paced gaming where every second counts
I would like the more vivid colours playing Mario Kart.
OLED panel with 1,000,000:1 contrast ratio and can’t wait to see Battlefield 2042 on it.
The wide screen to play Forza Horizon 5
Fast response time!
I like the wide screen
The fast response time would be great for Forza Horizon 5.
I entered via Twitter as JasonMlnsn: https://twitter.com/JasonMlnsn/status/1636672872000225280?s=20
I entered via Instragram as JasonMlnsn: https://www.instagram.com/p/Cp4ulYKOVE6/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link
The curved screen would be amazing! Would love to try this out on The Witcher 3
Really like the contrast and the high refresh rate should look really smooth in person.
Posted it on @flo_kik
The OLED screen that gives that perfect colour contrast so I can get the best view during night fights in WarThunder.