- 1 How can I connect the remote with my TV?
- 2 Do I have to turn off my TV during a thunderstorm?
- 3 How do I dispose of an old TV?
- 4 What if my TV comes with defects? Do I need to pay for guarantee?
- 5 What exactly is a triple tuner?
- 6 How can I connect to a WI-FI network?
- 7 How do I prevent my pet from chewing on cables?
- 8 Burn-in with an OLED: How high is the risk?
- 9 When is the best time to buy a new TV?
Since we get a lot of questions regarding the TVs functionality or what else might be interesting to know, we thought it might be useful to collect them all for you here.
How can I connect the remote with my TV?
Usually, when you purchase a new TV that comes with a fitting remote it shouldn’t be much of a problem to connect them. The TV will automatically try to pair with it as soon as you turn it on. However, it may be a problem when you need to substitute the remote for a new one.
OLED TV remotes work with a combination of old infrared-technology and bluetooth connection. The infrared signal does the basic stuff like turning the device on and off. Hold the remote in less than 1 meter distance from the screen and turn it on. Now you need to press two buttons in combination. It’s either return/play or setting/pair that need to be pressed for a few seconds until the TV will pair with the new remote.
Another tip: In case the remote shouldn’t connect with your TV check out if your internet router stands close by. Turn it off before trying again cause sometimes the WIFI signals disturbs the bluetooth connection.
Do I have to turn off my TV during a thunderstorm?
Shortly: no. You get to hear a lot of different answers to that question and most of them are misleading. There is a very small chance that even though your house doesn’t get struck by a lightning the high voltage of a lightning strike near-by is conducted to your house/devices. To save your devices from damage due to short circuit you’d have to separate your TV entirely from electricity. Before pulling all the plugs in the house, it would be easier to invest in a power strip of high quality which has an overload protection.
How do I dispose of an old TV?
There are different options. In case the old TV still works properly you could sell it online. Alternatively, there are plenty of social organizations that collect old devices, furniture or clothing to resell them for little money.
If your device really doesn’t work anymore, you can give it to a recycling station in your town. Many companies also offer that you can give them your old device in exchange for the new TV you buy from them. Just inform yourself about the most convenient option.
What if my TV comes with defects? Do I need to pay for guarantee?
First of all, let us differentiate between warranty and guarantee. Every company or salesman has to offer two or more years of warranty on their products. That means if you recognize a malfunctioning within those two years, the company is committed to repair but not to replace it. Guarantee means that whatever happens to your device, it will be repaired or even replaced by the company or the responsible one who sold it to you. If you want to be prepared for whatever may happen to the screen, it can be a good idea to invest in guarantee (usually it costs more). Pay special attention on the exact conditions of the guarantee contract though. However, even without paying more you can be assured that you do not have to accept a defect device.
What exactly is a triple tuner?
Generally, as the name suggests, a tuner receives and manages the signals coming in from satellite, cable or free-to-air providers. Triple Tuners are relatively new. They are able to receive all three kinds of TV signals.
Dual or Twin Tuners are able to receive two signals at a time. That enables you to watch one program while recording another. Alternatively, you can also watch different programs on two separate TVs.
How can I connect to a WI-FI network?
That’s pretty simple, it actually works like connecting a computer to WI-FI. Open up the menu of your TV. There you can find the Network settings. Select the WI-FI of your router and type in your password or the combination of numbers written on the bottom of your router. Done.
How do I prevent my pet from chewing on cables?
Unfortunately, cables are a ready-made meal for pets and even life-threatening. Therefore, both the dear animals and the devices should be protected. The best way to protect a TV is to hang it on the wall. This way, you don’t have to worry about the TV possibly tipping over or getting scratched. If that’s not possible, make sure your TV has a secure stand. To protect the cables, it’s worth buying cable ducts so that the tangle of cables not only disappears properly, but is also safe from little four-legged friends.
Burn-in with an OLED: How high is the risk?
First of all, you should know that what is commonly called burn-in actually has nothing to do with something actually burning through and leaving its mark on the display. Rather, it has to do with the luminosity of the individual diodes diminishing over time due to one-sided stress, and then the areas that burned particularly brightly before but are now darker compared to the other LEDs start to show up in the picture.
You might be able to protect your TV from this by watching different programs, but let’s be realistic: the average user doesn’t watch news or a rather static teleshopping channel all day long, but changes programs regularly. Therefore, you can’t go wrong much at all. Apart from that, the LEDs have a lifetime of several thousand hours. You’d have to really go for it to cause burn-in.
However, we advise you to use the manufacturer’s clearing programs as sparingly as indicated in the manual, or maybe even not at all. Because what happens is this: The surrounding lights are loaded so much that they have about the same brightness level as the worn-out diodes. If you use the function too often, the luminosity will wear out unnecessarily.
When is the best time to buy a new TV?
In each of us is a little thrifty and especially with expensive electrical appliances you would like to make a bargain without having to sacrifice quality. There are offers throughout the year and especially at the end of the year and in the pre-Christmas period there are many opportunities to catch favorable prices. Even after new models are released, the devices from the previous year often become cheaper, so that you don’t have the newest device in your living room, but a still excellent predecessor, which usually doesn’t differ that much from the new device. But again, you can’t predict how prices will develop, which is why it’s always worth taking a closer look at offers. Waiting too long and hesitating usually only leads to frustration, which is why you should generally set yourself a time and price target. Of course, you can always find the latest bargains here.
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