The six tips for the best sports viewing experience! From the Greek Football Championship and the Euroleague to the grand slam of tennis and snooker, all-round sports enthusiasts camp in their lounge to enjoy the magic of televised sports celebration from the comfort of their couch. However, without careful adjustment of the TV and the audio system, you may not be able to enjoy this spectacular spectacle to its fullest. Incorrect image settings, poorly positioned speakers, and locations too far off the screen can tarnish your experience.
So to get your system ready to score, follow these simple steps, and make sure you get the most out of your enjoyment. We assume you all have a TV that supports HD resolution. Make sure it is connected to the decoder with an HDMI cable. Otherwise, the magic of HD is lost! Placing the sofa at a perfect distance from the screen will give you the maximum benefit of high-definition broadcasts.
But what is the ideal distance? Sit very close to the TV, and you’ll be able to see the pixels erased one by one, sit too far, and your eyes won’t be able to see the details of the 1080i image. It all depends on the size of your TV. Smaller screens say 26 or 32 inches, require sitting closer, as opposed to larger ones that need more distance. A more general rule of thumb is to multiply the inches of the TV by 3 to find the minimum viewing distance in centimeters. Then multiply the inches by 4.75 to find the maximum viewing distance in centimeters. Place your sofa between these two distances. For example, for a 46-inch TV, you have to sit between 140 and 220 centimeters. You should also consider the viewing angle: Ideally, the television should cover 40 degrees of your field of view horizontally and 15 degrees vertically. Football matches can be further improved with a few simple changes to your TV’s image settings.
We are not referring to anything professional, just a simple game with brightness, contrast, color, and backlighting to get a more vivid and sharp image. Some televisions even offer individual sports settings, which can be enough. Some videos also have unique technology with names like MotionFlow or Auto Motion, which make moving objects look smoother and less blurry. Such image processing is ideal for football, making the ball clearer and players more easily observable. For daytime, viewing makes the picture brighter, but don’t be tempted only to increase the brightness, as it may seem out of date. Play with the contrast to find a balance that looks quite bright but has black shades and vibrant colors. If you use an LCD TV, try mounting the backlight as well.
For nighttime viewing, you should aim for a darker image that will not tire your eyes. Shed the backlight and tried a smaller level of contrast. Some models allow you to create and save default image settings. If so, keep preset for the day and one for the night so you can swap them quickly and easily between races. Most 5.1ch audio receivers and systems use surround editing, which artificially creates a 5.1 sound effect from a stereo source. The most popular such system is Dolby Pro Logic. Some audio systems even have a “Stadium” or “Football” setting, which aims to copy the headphones in the space. Take a look and see if you like the effect. If you have a 5.1 audio system, place the two front speakers right and left of your TV. Assuming the TV is positioned at number 12 on an imaginary clock, the speakers should be at positions 10 and 2. Turn them slightly towards you.