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What to consider when setting up your TV

Tips for setting up your new HD or 4K television

Cables

You may notice that cables have changed since the last time you set up a TV. Television technology has advanced over the last few years and nowadays we use HDMI Cables. These carry high-resolution images and sound over one small cable. Pretty much all video sources, from gaming consoles to Blu-ray players and media streamers, use HDMI cables.

Sources

If you have a 4K or regular Blu-ray player to go with your new TV, it will probably auto-detect what your TV wants (1080p or 2160p).

Just because the cable box is capable of HD doesn’t necessarily mean you’re getting HD. If you want a HD or 4K quality, you may need to pay your provider for the HD channels (unless they are included in your current package). You will also need to tune into the specific HD channels. If you have a new 4K TV, you should consider getting a 4K Blu-ray player.

Once you have all your cables attached and you are able to switch on the television, the next step would be to review the settings in the television to ensure you are happy with the picture quality you are receiving. Make yourself familiar with this process in case you need to come back later to make any changes.

It is also important to familiarise yourself with your home page. Typically, when the television starts up it will ask you a series of opening questions to help you optimize your settings, so do not to skip this process.

Once you are happy with all the settings, you can enjoy your new television.

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