Getting a new TV to watch the Super Bowl? Here are some helpful tips to consider when purchasing a new TV.
COMPARE PRICE AND COST TO USE:
When purchasing large electronics like a TV, always look for Energy Star equipment for the best energy efficiency. The energy choices you make are important and determine how much money you save on your energy bills. Being energy efficient does not have to be expensive or inconvenient. It means making better and informed choices when purchasing items for your home.
SELECT THE RIGHT TV BRACKET AND SIZE:
There are several different types of brackets for flat panel TV’s. First determine what you want the bracket to be able to do. This will help you determine if you need a swivel bracket or articulating bracket. Next, check the screen sizes the bracket can hold and stay within that range. Also check the maximum weight the bracket can hold to ensure it can support your TV. Check your TV’s owner’s manual for mounting guidelines. Some models require use of a specific bracket, but most models are compatible with a number of brackets that follow VESA (Video Electronics Standards Association) standards. Also, the store that sells you the TV may be able to advise you which bracket is best suited for your new TV.
INSTALLING YOUR NEW TV
Hanging a new flat panel TV requires planning and care. You clearly do not want to drop, break or watch your new TV end up on the floor. As a result, with such an expensive investment, you should strongly consider professional installation. A Professional Installer will:
- Determine with you the proper mounting position and viewing height for your new TV
- Have a thorough knowledge of the local building and fire codes. As a result, they will determine what’s behind the wall before drilling and cutting
- Hide the electrical and cable wires in the wall
- Ensure the TV is properly anchored in a solid substrate, such as concrete or studs, and not just drywall
- Ensure the proper anchors and hardware are used
Getting a new television is exciting. If you do not feel comfortable with the flat-panel TV installation process or simply do not want to install the TV yourself, consider hiring a professional installer.
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