We now live in the golden age of TV shows. And let’s admit it, who doesn’t cherish their TV time? Especially when movie subscription services such as Netflix are cheaper than ever before. Sitting down to watch your favorite show, movie, or game is an excellent way to unwind or spend time with friends. Thanks to technology, you can now find many high-tech devices that promise the ultimate picture quality. However, there are many quick and straightforward ways to enhance your TV viewing experience overall.
What’s more, you don’t have to break your bank to realize this. The following are four easy ways to make the most of your next movie night. And yes, these tips may also work on your older gadgets.
Wireless technology has evolved over the ages and shows no signs of slowing down. Sometimes, you want to watch TV or a movie but don’t want to wake up the entire household. Additionally, there’s nothing more frustrating and annoying than watching your favorite TV show with poor sound quality. Wireless headphones for TV offer you a wire-free immersive viewing experience while leaving your household in euphoric silence. Typically, you can use two kinds of wireless headphones to watch TV – ordinary Bluetooth headphones and those that use radio frequency (RF). The latter has a longer range which is up to 328 feet. The former only manages a mere 30 feet. It’s in your best interest to get the RF headphones for your TV viewing experience. For instance, if you have a new TV that supports Bluetooth 5.0 and buys headphones that support Bluetooth 5.0, the lag will be less noticeable, though it will still be there.
Seating Position and Comfort
Sitting down to watch a movie or a show is a time to relax and unwind, so make it as comfortable as you can. Also, how far to sit from your TV comes down to personal preference. However, a general rule for an HDTV is 1.5-to-2.5 times the diagonal screen size. For instance, if you have a 70-inch TV, you can sit 7.5-to-12.5 feet from the screen. This is different from the newer 4K HDTVs. Since they have a high pixel density, you can sit up to 30% closer than a standard HDTV. You also want to wear comfortable clothes, grab some snacks, and ensure your environment is as homey as possible. For the movie fanatics, keep extra pillows or blankets in the living room. This can make the time you spend there even more comfortable. If your house has a movie room, add in some fairy lights for a movie theater feel.
If you have a smart TV, you can maximize its capabilities. Start by downloading streaming apps to watch the content you want. There are many apps available in the market currently. Since smart TVs are now the go-to choice for consumers, we can expect the platforms to keep increasing. Some of the more popular apps like Hulu, Amazon Prime, and Netflix all offer broad content but are tailored for different viewers. For instance, Hulu and Netflix have their own created content, extra TV shows, and movies that viewers highly demand. The developers of these streaming apps pay attention to what viewers watch. They then make a recommendation system to get the best content for consistent customers. When it comes to which is the better one, again, it boils down to personal preference. But, we have to admit Netflix wins the day!
Update your Box, Cables
Another step to improving your TV experience is to ensure your main TV source, such as your satellite box, is the best your service provider has to offer. In short, you need to get the best you can afford. If you haven’t bought a box for a while, ensure you have an HD receiver. You can also opt for a 4K box. It’s not surprising that many people don’t update their TV boxes for a long time. If you use streaming services or antenna-based TV reception, you don’t need to worry about this. If you prefer to get your content online with VOD (Video on Demand) services, ensure you have a stable internet connection for smooth streaming. If possible, choose an unlimited data plan if your ISP offers it for a fast connection.
Part of the fun of a movie night is looking forward to it. This means you need to plan. Planning makes it easier to meet up and watch with family or friends. Additionally, if you select something ahead of time, you won’t waste time deciding what to watch. There you have it—four easy steps to refine your viewing experience. Finally, remember to have fun!