A recent study in the US carried out by CBS Vision for technology firm 3M has shown that high brightness and quality are at the top of the list for consumers whatever angle they watch their LCD televisions from.
The research looked at how televisions are used for gaming and web connectivity as well as TV viewing, the needs of consumers is becoming far more demanding.
Americans expect their LCD TVs to become central to their entertainment requirements as they view them from a number of different angles. Despite moving around into different positions in the room, users still wish to see a crisp and consistently bright image from their unit.
Older viewers from the 600 people questioned were especially concerned with wide-angle viewing, which was crucial to their overall experience.
Chief research officer, CBS Corporation and president, CBS Vision, David Poltrack, said:
“We were pleased to team up with 3M to take a closer look at the fundamentals surrounding consumers’ LCD television viewing experience.
“We learned that consumers don’t always realize that the way they watch their LCD TV impacts the quality of what they see.”
Physicist at 3M, Dave Lamb, who was also the scientific adviser, explained how the study was aimed at understanding how important wide-angle luminance was to consumers.
If you want to be able to see the screen properly when watching television, mounting the unit on the wall using TV brackets can help you to find the best angle. Flexible wall mounts can be moved into position accordingly.
YouGov research into tech products including tablet PCs and TVs has indicated that Smart TV is not on people’s wish lists just yet, but that in the near future this might change.
This is because they found that the biggest factor that would make consumers go out and buy one of these connected TVs is the content available for it. With lots of things in the pipeline for 2012, it is certainly looking more promising.
It was revealed that 36 per cent of the 18-24 year-olds questioned in the UK survey explained that they would get one of these TVs if their favourite TV programmes were available to them on-demand.
Social TV is another issue that is bound to affect the sale of connected TVs as users can make use of services like Twitter and Facebook.
Dan Brilot, media consulting director at YouGov, said:
“Smart content producers must continue to develop their services to make it increasingly easier for people to watch what they want, when they want, wherever they want.
“This next evolution of our TV sets is enabling viewers to share and comment on media content using Facebook and Twitter, or even to set up ‘virtual living rooms’ where programmes are watched at the same time between friends but at different locations with social networks enabling the sharing of the viewing experience.”
For all this to happen, you will need to have a Smart TV with access to the internet. Whatever type of flat panel television you own at present, it is always advisable to place it on TV brackets.
If you have heard about the new digital TV services available from next year, you may be wondering what you’ll have to do in order to benefit from all that YouView offers.
The answer should be a relief to most people who already have a flat screen television that provides them with digital pictures. With most of the content being available in high definition, this would be a bonus too. As long as your TV is capable of receiving digital signals then you will be OK as you are.
And if you have TV wall brackets in place holding up this slimline TV then you won’t need to replace these either. All you will need to do is go out and purchase the YouView set-top box and access to broadband internet. You will be pleased to know that you won’t have to sign a contract or carry out a monthly subscription to use these services.
Getting a box is quite simple as they will be sold in all the high street shops as well as across the internet. It may even be included with broadband packages from an internet service provider.
Once your aerial or satellite equipment is plugged into the box and connected to the TV as well as the internet, you will have access to a whole new world of digital TV viewing possibilities. If you don’t have internet capabilities, it basically acts as a Freeview box.
YouView is set to launch early 2012, so stay tuned for the latest developments.
A recent report has confirmed what many people now know already, that the British have really embraced the opportunity to purchase their goods through the internet, rather than having to traipse round the shops every time they are in need of something.
The latest International Communications Market has found that the UK is a nation of online shoppers, with more people buying online here than those living in any other major country.
It was revealed that 79 per cent of web users had experienced buying at least one item online, with 90 per cent having looked at shopping websites and browsing their product offerings.
This comes at a time when Ofcom have already found that the number of smartphone owners in the UK has nearly doubled between February of last year and this August. Many users like to shop using their phones and browse the internet using these devices.
The report also kept up with recent trends of people watching TV online through the BBC iPlayer and other popular services.
TV viewing as a whole experienced an increase last year, with the average individual likely to spend a little more than four hours watching television each day.
These findings just go to show that online shopping is the way to go if you want to get the best bargains on things like TV brackets to improve your TV viewing. These devices are perfect for mounting your flat screen TV, so you can enjoy the television as it was meant to be watched.
Most people usually have a spare room or at least a room where they are not really sure what to do with it. You might decide to use it for storage and a place to stack up all those boxes of stuff you haven’t figured out what to do with just yet.
Alternatively, you might choose to transform it into a guest bedroom which friends and family can use when they stay over from time to time. As well as the bed, you could still make use of the spare room to keep all your hobby equipment and other bits and bobs.
Some people decide to keep a computer set up in the spare room, or even turn it into a home office. Whether you run a business from home or not, it can be handy to have this space set up where you can do all your administration and have a dedicated home for the computer or laptop.
If you have kids then they may use this space as a play area. You can make it a safe place for them to keep all their toys and games.
With most of these suggestions you might wish to install a television in there too. In order to do this in the most space conscious and safe manner you should ideally mount the unit using TV wall brackets. These are quite easy to fix to the wall as well as your TV and can be positioned anywhere in the room for optimum effect.
When you move into a new town or city to begin a new job it can take a while to really feel settled in. Unless you know people there already, you might need to leave some time to adjust to your new surroundings.
If you move into an apartment which is ideally placed to get to work, but which is not all that big, you will need to make some serious decisions on where things will go and be stored.
Those occasions such as this when you only have limited space to move around, you have to be space-conscious with the items of furniture housed within your apartment.
Maybe you have a flat screen TV but are not sure where it will go. Should this be you then you can get TV brackets to mount it on the wall. This will give you a perfectly positioned TV set, while freeing up the floor space so it can be used for whatever else you require.
It is advisable to get this sorted as soon as possible, so you can then relax in front of the box when you get home from a long day’s work and start to unwind.
The fact that you have installed your flat panel TV in front of your favourite chair means that you can get the best viewing angle possible and really relax as you get to know this strange city. It won’t be long until you feel more settled in and can embrace this big change in your life.
With games played by teams in the top tier of English football now being shown in 3D as well as full high definition, there has never been a better time to invest in a decent LED or plasma telly. This is because with so much competition in the market you can pick up a great value bargain on HD TVs which have only been out for a few months.
Once you get your brand new flat panel TV model you can really enjoy some of the big football games being played out over the next few months of the Premiership season. It has never been so exciting with Manchester City joining Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur in giving title holders United a run for their money this year.
As long as you have a Sky Sports subscription you can watch all of their channels and see how the teams fare over the festive period. Some games are only shown on ESPN however the majority are being broadcast by the satellite TV provider.
All you need to do to take advantage of all these live games in HD is to get a TV and subscription to the necessary channels and then mount your equipment on the wall using the latest in TV brackets. You can position the unit on a suitable wall and really get into the thick of the action come math day. No longer will you have to fork out so much for a match ticket when you can see the game from the comfort of your own home.
The bedroom is the one place in the home that a person can truly call their own space and so it is only natural to want to decorate and furnish it the way you like.
Everyone has their own ideas with regards to décor and style. Some people like to put up posters in their room, while others prefer to keep the wall free, save for a mirror.
However you decide to go about planning your new look bedroom is up to you. Just make sure that there is enough space left on the wall for TV wall brackets. This is so you can install your television in the most effective way; whether this is for watching TV in bed, or from a chair besides your dressing table.
With the latest adjustable TV mounts, you can even choose to put the flat panel TV in the corner of the room where the unit can be pulled out and displayed in the most desirable position.
This added flexibility gives you more options than ever before as you can put the TV wherever you think it will go best without having to be restricted in terms of the space you have available.
Finding a suitable place for the TV won’t take you very long to figure out so you can concentrate on the interior decoration of the room and getting it exactly as you like it. Having a room personalised in this fashion will make it seem even more homely than ever before.
It has recently been revealed that you will soon be able to access Sky Movies from an Apple iPad or iPhone device using the satellite company’s on-demand service Sky Go.
When you are on the go, having access to the broadcaster’s movie channels sounds like a good idea, especially if you have a long train journey ahead of you, or need to while away a few hours.
However, you need to be a Sky customer to have the privilege of accessing content in this way. All 11 of the channels on Sky Movies, including Sky Movies Premiere, Sky Movies Showcase and Sky Movies Modern Greats, can now be viewed using an iPad, iPod Touch or iPhone.
For those that own one or more of these devices this may have whet your appetite for new releases such as Limitless, Gulliver’s Travels and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1, which are due out during the next few weeks.
Older films, many of which are exclusive to Sky Movies, can also be viewed using the on-demand service.
All you need to be able to see Sky Movies channels or the Sky Sports content on your mobile gadget is to have a subscription with the channel, plus a working Wi-Fi connection. It has been announced that it will soon be available on 3G too.
Despite this being good news for Sky customers, this will certainly not replace the demand for watching television on a full size screen mounted on TV brackets. This experience is unrivalled in terms of the atmosphere that can be created using a top quality home cinema system.
There is no better feeling than having the family round for Christmas Day and enjoying spending some much needed time together. While it may be cold and wintry outside, everybody is snug and warm in front of the fire.
The kids may be playing with their new toys gratefully received from Father Christmas, while the adults settle down after a huge dinner with all the trimmings and enjoy some time to rest.
One of the most enjoyable ways to do this and while away the afternoon hours is to settle down and put on some Christmas movies. With all family members nice and comfortable in their chairs, you can all sit back, relax and watch the entertainment unfold on your new television.
When you buy one of the latest LCD, LED or plasma televisions, you can be sure that it will provide unrivalled picture quality and top notch sound. All your guests will be impressed by the display, whichever size of TV you have opted for.
However, in order to make the day special for everyone, you really need to mount the TV on the wall using TV brackets. The reason for this is that with all the viewers spread around the room, unless the unit is angled correctly, not everyone will be able to see the screen.
With the whole point being that the family can share in this occasion together, cantilever wall mounts can help to ensure this is the case. By investing in TV brackets your device will be securely fixed to the wall, while allowing for adjustment so that TV viewing really is a luxurious pursuit.