Tip & How-To about Televison & Video
There are several things you should do when you get that new Plasma or LCD TV. These are things that most beginners can do to get max life and best picture out of your TV.
First off lets start with power. In order to be sure you are safe from any "brown out" or ESD from electric storms get a decent surge protector. You don't need a expensive one but take try to get something that will protect against any failure by the company. For those of you that are stuburn be sure to use something even a "cheap" one that is a few bucks is better that nothing.
After you get everything set up and get your TV on you will want to adjust the picture to get the most out of it. Companies will often have the contrast set all the way up. This looks good in a store room to get your eye but it does not look as "realistic" and the colors wont contrast well. This will also leanthen the life of your TV tremendously.
The best (and cheapest way) is to use a disk. Many Pixar and Disney films have it right on the disk.For those of you with a Xbox 360. Some games have it such as Halo 3 with the extras disc. There are also some disk to purchase in DVD, HDDVD(I know its dead but its only like 5 bucks) and Blueray formats.some of these include.Digital Video Essintials,Sound and Vision Home Theater Tune up and Discwasher 1509.
Prices vary with Discwasher 1509 being as low as $3 on amazon.com. You can decide depending on budgets and other things. Look at reviews but be sure to read them as to get an idea of peoples expectation
Last tip is for those of us that have Plasma's. Burn in is very uncommon but still happens if not careful. Be sure in the first 300 hours of play that you try to watch TV or Movies in a format that takes up the whole screen. It may not look good but it can help you out in the long run. There are also free discs you can burn from home and run. I never used these so I can't recomend them but for more info you can google for more info. I have heard some bad things about them so its better to use caution.
Well, This the first part of the tips I will post. I will update and add more but these are a few basics you should know . Even as I add them I will keep this as basic as I can for a quick read so people can get to the store and get the TV they want.
Posted by Robert... on
Dec 10, 2014 | LG 42PX4DR 42 in. Plasma TV
May 27, 2014 | Vizio VP42-20A 42 in. Plasma TV
Apr 25, 2014 | Panasonic TCP50U50 50" Plasma 1080p HDTV
Apr 08, 2014 | Samsung HP-R5052 50 in. Plasma HDTV
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