How to Reduce Glare from Your TV

February 17, 2017 3:00:00 AM PST

How to Reduce Glare from Your TV

Is there a glare that is impacting the image on your TV? Plasma televisions are particularly prone to glares due to their glossy finish. This uncomfortable glare doesn't only impact your viewing experience, but can also be hard on your eyes over time.

Some ways to reduce the glare and soothe your eyes are:

Hang 'em high

The best position for your television is usually at standing eye-level, which is why you should mount your TV or put it in a tall entertainment center. Both are designed for the best viewing experience, and will provide an unobstructed view and some protection for your set. Be careful not to position the TV too low, or you might find that you get a sore neck when watching.

Stay Out of the Sun

To avoid glare, keep your TV out of direct sunlight. Consider and assess your window treatments to determine if you should invest in room-darkening shades or insulated panels.

Check Your Lighting

The best light for watching TV is none at all! Make sure that your ambient and secondary light sources are not responsible for the glare that is affecting the details and images on the screen.

Is It Time to Paint?

Consider changing the color of your room to enhance the image; neutral or white walls can cast glares on your screen. Choose dark paint colors with a matte finish for optimal viewing.

Check Your Settings

Check and adjust the TV settings as necessary; this may seem obvious, but often, viewing issues are easily resolved by simply changing the programmed settings of your set. Resort to the owner's manual for programming and setting instructions, if needed. If you have lost this documentation, check online for a reproduced owner's manual that you can download.

Assess and alter your room to accommodate the TV in a spot that is free from glares for optimal viewing. It could be something as simple as changing a setting or switching your window treatments that makes the difference between high-definition viewing pleasure and a pesky, washed-out image on the screen.

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