To Lessen Eye Strain, Adjust These TV Settings

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The basic rule of thumb is to stand at least five times as far away from television as it is broad as reported by Fox News.

Smart TV

I have bad news if your TV is a “smart” one. It most likely monitors everything you do and relays that information to advertising.

You can stop that, at least to some extent. Tap or click for settings to change on your television to stop this privacy invasion.

The same is true for your streaming devices and services. Tap or click to limit tracking through Netflix, Amazon, Roku, Hulu and more.

Now that your privacy needs are met, think about your wellbeing. Here are some suggestions for reducing neck, eye, and eye tiredness.

1. Lighting matters

“Your eyes are going to be damaged!” In front of the TV as youngsters, I’m sure we all heard that. Although it could strain your eyes, watching TV is probably not going to harm your vision permanently.

The ideal environment for watching TV is a calm, softly lighted space. Your eyes have to work extra hard due to open windows, bright track lights, and other distracting lighting sources.

Additionally, you don’t require a tonne of expensive smart devices or illumination. If you’d rather not plunge into complete darkness, close the curtains, turn off the lights in the house, and stick with incandescent bulbs rather than LEDs.

Lamps and other lights can produce bothersome glare and reflections. Select ambient lighting sources with domes or lampshades that diffuse light.

2. Smart formula to know if you’re too close

In order to protect your eyes from extreme glare, you should sit far enough away from the TV.

The key ingredient: The width of your TV should be multiplied by five. You should aim for this distance in your living room, home theatre, or wherever else you have a TV. With larger TVs, it is now more difficult to follow this approach.

The size of the space, the type and quantity of seats you must arrange, as well as other elements like window location, are all important considerations. Giving and taking is OK. If you can, aim to be at least 10 feet away.

3. Check your screen height

Neck and eye strain might result from a TV that is mounted excessively high or low. When you’re sitting, the TV should be at or just below eye level for the most comfortable viewing experience. So, how do you configure it? Find your direct line of sight from the front row using a laser pointer or a long measuring tape.

Ask a friend or member of your family to softly pencil-mark the location on the wall. Make an effort to recall the location of the marker’s impact during the experiment if you’re working alone. Your TV’s screen should be centred roughly where you indicated.

4. Turn down the brightness

Your eyes can be damaged by intense, bright blue light. This explains why glancing at your phone in a pitch-black space may be so startling.

Is your TV backlit? the OLED? What features does it offer in terms of HDR? All of these factors affect the ideal brightness. You may learn a lot through your eyes as well. Do you often find yourself squinting in dimly lit spaces? Most likely, the TV is too bright.

To find the brightness on your TV, open the settings menu or consult the user handbook. Do not solely rely on a pre-set. Determine what works best for your space by tuning up and down.

Spend some time experimenting with image saturation, HDR settings, and colour temperature.

 

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Source: Fox News

 

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