The days of tube TVs are long gone thanks to flat-screen TVs bringing you outstanding picture quality in a sleek design. In fact, any new TV you buy today is most likely a flat-panel design. But with the advancements in technology, there can be many questions when wondering which flat-screen TV is best for you. First things first, consider the television size. Flat screens are available in a wide variety of sizes so you can find the perfect fit for your space. Keep in mind how far away you’ll sit from the TV and the screen resolution; for example, you may be able to sit closer to a 4K TV than a more traditional flat-panel HDTV because of its screen resolution. You’ll also want to think about how many people will watch the TV at the same time. Unlike a curved TV, a flat screen can provide full viewing angles for multiple people in a room, making a flat TV a great choice for game watching or TV show bingeing.
Next, consider the movies and shows you want to watch. If you fall in love with a flat screen that isn’t a smart TV, you can simply add on a separate media streaming player to have all the content you want. The size of flat screen you choose and any home theater accessories you decide to add will help you make the next decision: where and how to install your TV in your home.
How to set up a flat-screen TV in your home.
You can either mount your flat screen on the wall with TV mounting hardware, or you can simply set it atop a TV stand or media center. Deciding where you place your TV will also impact the size. You may be able to buy a larger flat screen if you have the wall space (versus floor space) for it. No matter where you position your flat screen, make sure it’s high enough to keep your neck in a healthy, ergonomic position while watching. A mounted flat screen is great for that very reason — some hardware features tilting capabilities so the screen can be moved around for optimal viewing. Some flat-screen TVs have built-in stands and legs that are adjustable so you can change the height as needed. If you need help mounting or setting up your flat-panel television, just contact Geek Squad® or Total Tech Support.
Get the most out of your flat-panel HDTV.
Speakers are integrated into many flat-screen televisions but you may want to boost sound quality with a sound bar, which gives you more control and provides more immersive audio. While it’s great to have so many movies and shows on demand these days, you may also have a stack of DVDs that you love. Check out flat-screen TVs that are a TV/DVD combo to take advantage of both types of technology.