With the UEFA Champions League Final in May and the World Cup starting in June, 2018 is set to be a big year for football - and you’ll want to make sure you’re getting the best possible picture from your TV.
Modern TVs have lots of different settings to help you get the most out of them, whether you’re watching sport, movies, or music. But it isn't always the best idea to just hit the 'Sport' button.
So here are a few tips for finding the best settings when watching football.
This isn’t a setting you can change on most TVs, but it's worth mentioning because if you watch a lot of sport, or do a lot of gaming, you’ll want to take note of the processing rate when you’re looking at buying a new TV. To put it simply, the higher the processing rate, the better the TV can handle fast-paced action. Find out more about processing rates in our TVs Jargon Buster.
Most modern LED TVs have a ‘motion smoothing’ (or motion interpolation) setting that adds extra frames to what you’re watching to make the action appear much smoother. This works really well for sport, but it can sometimes have a negative effect when you’re watching films by giving them a glossy soap-opera appearance.
So if you’re planning on watching a lot of football this summer, it’s worth figuring out where this setting is and turning it on. All manufacturers have a different name for it, and you'll usually find it in the picture settings - here’s what to look for on your TV:
Most TVs have settings like 'sport mode', or 'movie mode' in the picture options, and we'd normally recommend that you stay away from these at all costs because they limit the customisation options. Having said that, if you're watching the occasional match, sport mode can be an easy way to create a more vivid picture - just remember to turn it off when you're not watching sport.
This one might seem fairly obvious, but most TV channels have an HD option, so always make sure that’s the one you pick to get the best picture.
If you really want to get the most out of your TV, or you're struggling to get those settings just right, Picture Perfect from Team Knowhow will help you get sharper images, better detail, and more realistic colours.
With videos and guides to make sure you get the best possible picture - whatever type of TV you have.
Hopefully, that’s helped you get the most out your TV through this World Cup season. If you’d like help with anything else, you can contact one of our Team Knowhow experts here.