By Damilola Faustino
Today’s TVs boast of groundbreaking technology: rich colours, deep blacks and a range of innovative features. So, buying a new TV will allow you to enjoy bright and beautiful pictures, but this will come at a high price. When you make the investment, the last thing you want to think about is replacing the set after a few years. To get value for your money, you need to understand how the TV works and to find out ways to increase the TV’s service longevity. We share tips that will help to ensure that you are making a wise investment:
Unless the house is brightly lit, there is no need to keep it at high brightness level. Remember, the hours used to determine TV lifespan are based on average settings. Running a TV at high brightness level can significantly affect its performance since it has to work twice as hard to keep up. Once the TV is purchased, adjust the brightness level.
Turn off the TV when no one is around
This probably seems like common sense advice, but many people simply leave the TV running all day as background noise. While they are busy doing other things, the TV is busy conducting electricity through its lights. Turning the TV off when nobody is watching is probably the simplest way to increase the longevity of the TV.
The TV is going to be using a lot of power in the home. This power produces a lot of heat, which the ventilation system helps to remove. However, many people install their TVs without giving them room to breathe. This affects the ventilation system, keeping the television hot. TVs do not last long in high heat conditions, as their internal parts start to be affected. Make sure the TV has at least 4 inches to breathe around the ventilation vents.
Contrast is the control on the TV that measures the difference between the brightest and darkest colours. The higher the contrast, the greater the power the TV uses. This, in turn, will decrease the television’s longevity. Hence, set the contrast to standard for the lowest power usage.
Use a voltage regulator
The TV is not the only electronic device in the house taking power. Every time a gadget turns on, electricity is used. This causes temporary power dips for other electronics, like the TV, which in turn affects the TV’s processes.
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