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3 Steps to Improve Your At-Home TV Experience

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Ambient light can wreak havoc with your TV picture. Proper calibration can help minimize its negative effects.

Ambient light can wreak havoc with your TV picture. Proper calibration can help minimize its negative effects.

We recently spoke with Betsey Banker of OmniMount about how to improve your at-home television experience. Betsey points out three basic steps that you should keep in mind when setting up your TV for optimum performance and enjoyment, along with several products her company offers to help you execute them.

Improve your picture with calibration tools. Adjusting your TV’s brightness and contrast settings will help calibrate your display to get the best picture possible in your unique space. This is especially important in rooms with windows and other light sources. CNET’s quick guide to TV calibration provides a wealth of information to get your set looking great.

Cable management tools can help you subtly remove the eyesore of dangling cables.

Cable management tools can help you subtly remove the eyesore of dangling cables.

Clean up the mess. TVs are subject to smudges, so keep a TV-safe cleaning product like OmniMount’s OESC2 / nearby. It comes with a cleaning mitt and DVD storage case so you can store it alongside your other media. And there’s no easier way to improve the look of your setup than to manage loose cables. Cable management channels like our CMK Mini work well for wall-mounted TVs; if routing behind furniture, use a cable sleeve like our OECMS.

Turn your most-used tech into command central. Manage your TV and components with something that very rarely leaves your side: your phone or tablet. Many apps exist for Apple and Android devices that turn your tablet into a remote control.

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