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 am happy to announce the winner(s) of the Samsung 34″ Odyssey G8 OLED gaming monitor:
Raymond C – Vancouver, BC
Keep reading blog.bestbuy.ca and get great informative articles about a wide range of topics from tech to toys, from smartphones to style. Participate on the blog by asking questions and offering your expertise to the comment sections of articles you read. And enter more contests: you never know when we will get more great products to give away.
This contest is now closed. We will draw the winners soon in accordance with the rules. Return to the blog often to read great articles, learn about the latest technology, and to enter more contests. You never know when we’ll be doing another amazing giveaway!
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With that immersive, large, curved screen, I’m going to play Microsoft Flight Simulator all day every day.
55″ Odyssey Ark looks amazing. Mario Kartfor sure
55″ Odyssey Ark looks amazing. Mario Kart for sure
I like the curved screen feature for better gaming. Faster response time is nice!
First game played would be Elden Ring.
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I’m looking forward to the better contrast of the OLED monitor while playing Civilization. Some screens are just too dark and I’m constantly straining my eyes to see properly.
I’m looking forward to checking out the 75 Hz refresh rate while I play Zelda.
The Samsung G8 monitor is an exceptional piece of technology that delivers an immersive and stunning visual experience to gamers and professionals alike. I happened to experience NHL 2023 on PS5 and few action games. Let me tell ya the experience was unforgettable. Samsung products always beat expectations. Great experience.
55″ Odyssey Ark looks amazing. Mario Kart for us!
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The 34-inch curved LCD display would be something totally new for me! Far Cry Primal would be a neat experience.
Faster response time for Call of Duty
I like the 175 Hz refresh rate and would like to play league of legends first
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I like the 175 Hz refresh rate and would like to play elden ring first
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I love the faster response time of this monitor, it would be great for playing Elden Ring.
I like the 34 inch gaming monitor with OLED (Organic Light Emitting Diode) technology the best. I would play GTA V on it. and Mario Cart.
i like the curved display. I’d play GTAV.
I like the 34-inch curved LCD display and would play cyberpunk 2077 first.
I really like the OLED feature that has really good contrast. See the blacks really well. Also means faster response times. I’d want to play the new resident evil 4 remake on this monitor
As an artist, the vibrant colours and perfect blacks/improved contrast are the most interesting to me. I’d probably reinstall God of War so I could experience that in 21:9.
Love the vivd colours – I’d love to play the new Harry Potter game!
The 34-inch curved LCD display and to play Mario Kart!
It’s a toss up between the faster response time and the more vivid colours for me to play Minecraft. It’s a family computer so I’m sure it would put my sons game play to a whole new level
The faster response times is the feature I’m looking forward to trying. Cant wait to try the monitor on “Sons of the forest”
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