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3 Tips on Getting the Most out of Your HD TV

3 Tips on Getting the Most out of Your HD TV

If you’ve just finished setting up your brand new HD TV after a long day of shopping searching for the perfect model, then good for you! Buying a HD TV is no easy task, especially if you have no idea what you’re looking for, so give yourself a pat on the back for managing it. Anyways, enough of the self congratulatory acts, back to the TV. I hope that with your new HD TV you bought some HD enabled devices such as a blu ray player or a HD TV receiver and you’re not just sitting there watching standard definition TV. Hmm, I bet you didn’t buy anything, not to worry because here are 3 tips on getting the most out of your HD TV.

Blu Ray Player

As I mentioned above, a Blu Ray player is one of the top things that should sit next to your HD TV. Watching a film in Blu-Ray (especially an animated film) will have your eyes popping out of your skull. The difference in video and audio compared to a standard DVD is staggering, the colours are much more vibrant and the sounds will have you bouncing in your seat with excitement.  I understand that your HD TV cost a rather big chunk of money and you’re too keen on the idea of spending more but you’ll be surprised how cheap you can pick these Blu Ray Players up for.

Pop into your local technology store or look on the internet and you’ll find a decent model for around £60 and then all you’ll need is a cheap HDMI cable and you’re away!

Wall Mounting

Go back 10 years and you’ll laugh if someone said to you “You should put your TV on the wall!” With the weight of CRT TV’s back then, your house would most likely fall down. But now, with HD TV’s being extremely light and thin, it’s very common to have your TV mounted on the wall. There are many benefits with having a wall mounted TV such as extra floor space, looks nice and can provide a better viewing angle for people in the room. It’s not hard to mount your TV either, you can find a decent wall bracket for around £40, but it’s probably worth paying a little extra as you don’t want to see your TV drop to the floor whilst your jumping around playing Just Dance on your Xbox.

If you don’t know what you’re doing when mounting a TV, then it’s probably worth getting someone who does to do it for you as you don’t want an endless amount of holes drilled into your wall.

HD Gaming

Playing games on a HD TV is brilliant, especially games like Call of Duty or Fifa. If you have an Xbox 360 or a PS3 then hook it up (with a cheap hdmi cable not RGB!) and be amazed by all the extra details you hadn’t noticed before. If you don’t have a console already and you’re thinking about buying one, then have a good look at the PS3 as it’s also a Blu Ray player and you know how great they are!

So there you have it, now go off and do all the things I said and you will love your HD TV even more. There are many more things you can do to make your HD experience that whole much better, so do a quick Google search and see what comes up!

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