Buying Your New TV
Buying a new TV is always fun, but what you don’t want to do is buy a TV without first considering how it will be used, where it will go, and what size you need for optimal viewing. Put simply, what you don’t want to do do is buy a TV that is too big for your space. On the other hand, it needs to be big enough to see it from afar, especially if you use it to entertain guests. On the flip side, there are some do’s and don’ts when it comes to buying a TV for watching sports. For watching sports the most important items to consider are brightness, uniformity (to avoid screen shading clouding AKA, dirty screen effects), fast motion handling, and wide viewing angles (so the type of technology is extremely important)!
While LEDs are more popular due to the price point, OLED TVs are the best choice for watching sports. That’s because LED TVs use LCD technology and an LED backlight to illuminate the screen. On an LCD-based display, uniformity is a concern, because each pixel is not generating its own light; the light is coming from a larger backlight of some kind and is being filtered through each pixel (which results in dirty screen effects). Something you never have to worry about with an OLED TV because they do not require a backlight. Instead, with OLED technology every pixel is self-illuminating.
Choosing Where To Mount Your TV
The two most overlooked and often never considered items when installing a TV, is placement and viewing angle. Ideally, your eyes should be level with the middle of your screen. The placement of your TV is one of the most important things to take into consideration. In simple terms, TV viewing angle is defined by the maximum angle at which a TV can be viewed without losing brightness or experiencing color shifts. Ideal viewing is or can be defined as, watching TV directly in front of your TV screen, at eye level. If the viewing angle is not right and has thus moved off center, either vertically or horizontally, TV picture quality will begin to decrease, the screen will dim, and colors will fade. Additionally, if you mistakingly place your TV at an uncomfortable viewing angle, you can end up with painful neck kinks as well as strained vision. So, this step in all things you should consider before your TV installation is crucial to, not only your experience, but also your level of comfort while watching TV!
Choosing The Right TV Mount
Between its wires, plugs, and sharp corners, a TV that is not mounted to the wall (properly) is an accident waiting to happen. Which is why choosing the right TV mount is so important. For anyone who has ever experienced a wall mounted TV falling off the wall, it can be devastating. Between the possibility of someone getting hurt, and the chance of something breaking, this is something you never want to experience for yourself. Some of the most common reasons for TVs falling off the wall includes mounting it on dry wall alone, not using the right anchors, and using a poor quality TV mount. So, to avoid this, it is worth considering how a professional TV installation company can help.