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Top 5 Things to Do After Buying an HDTV

Once you’ve bought your HDTV, the following are some things to get the most out of your new HDTV set.

  1. Use the Right Inputs and Cables
    Most TV offers a wide range of inputs, including composite video and audio using white, yellow, and red RCA connectors and no HD. S-Video connector that use a round black connector, which is slightly better, but still no HD. The best is HDMI which provide high-quality digital connection for audio and video. So, it is advised to use the HDMI cable, but do not get fooled into buying expensive cables from the salesperson.
  2. Adjust Room Lights and Eliminate Glare
    Plasma TVs are tends to problems with glare which may affect your viewing experience. LCD TV can reflect light too, so, it is recommended to turn down the room lights and add soft light behind the TV.
  3. Calibrate
    You don’t need to pay a professional to calibrate your new HDTV. And you don’t even need to spend $40 for that. All you need is a DVD or Blu-ray Disc with the THX Optimizer feature, like Terminator 2: Judgment Day Skynet Edition Blu-ray disc, and a $2 pair of blue glasses to turn your screen from an out-of-the-box testament into a glorious example of cinematically accurate color and light.
  4. Use Additional Speakers
    Most high definition TVs have outputs for added speakers. The first thing you should consider is adding a subwoofer that will boost the bass. A 5.1 surround sound speakers which includes a subwoofer, could cost you a few hundred dollars for a decent set. Another option is a sound bar that sits under the front of your TV.
  5. Mount It
    Mounting a large flat panel TV may require more skill and tools than you have on stand but the TV that is mounted on an articulated arm against a wall of your room can not only make the TV look more attractive but it can even enhance the viewing experience as the articulating arm can extend from the wall and tilted to optimize the viewing angle. They can also make it easier to access ports when you want to change the connection on back of the set.
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