Tired of having to buy a new flat screen TV after just a couple of years or so? Do you feel like you’re not getting your money’s worth with your TV purchases? You might not be making the right caring methods for your flat screen.
LED TVs produce beautifully vivid and bright images especially when they’re relatively new but after some time, the brightness will decrease. While no TV is indispensable and all TVs get dimmer with age, you can definitely increase the lifespan of your flat screen TV with a few tricks. Here are a few methods you can follow to keep your TV bright and increase its longevity:
Learn about your TV.
There are actually two main kinds of LED TVs; OLED TVs and LED LCD TVs. Determining which category the TV you own falls under is the first step in knowing what steps to take. OLED or Organic Light Emitting Diodes work by using a certain layer of materials that emit light due to an electric current which becomes the source of light for green, red and blue light allowing for superior image quality. They also do not have problems that other TVs usually face. LED LCD TVs on the other hand can either use LED lights around the edge or as backlights.
Know your TVs lifespan and the reasons behind it.
One of the first things to check when buying a new TV is its lifespan. This will help you make better purchase decisions. It’s important to know though that the determined life span of a TV will inform you just how long you can enjoy premium quality. Rest assured that your TV will not die down at the end of its life span.
Increase the lifespan of your TV
Once you’ve categorized the kind of LED TV that you have and considered all environmental and external factors that may affect its longevity, it’s time to know how to care for your TV. As a general rule though, one of the best ways to protect your TV is by protecting its brightness. When your TV starts to dim down, other features will also be affected such as performance and quality.
Top tips for increasing your TV’s lifespan:
- Adjust your TV’s contrast and brightness depending on where it is located. If your room is not that brightly lit, don’t push your contrast and brightness at its highest as this makes your TV work harder.
- Limit your frequency of use.
- Make sure your TV is well ventilated.
- Protect your TV with sudden power dips with a voltage regulator.