We are in a generation blessed with a dozen cutting-edge appliances that make our entertainment time more entertaining. Smart TVs are one among them. Today, we can do almost everything we do in a smartphone on a Smart TV and thus, it has become an integral part of our daily lives. For binge-watchers, Smart TVs is definitely a treasure. As you know, televisions we had before the emergence of Smart TV, can't match the audio and video quality of the ones we have today. However, the former models used to last for years (even decades) while the latest models don't last long relatively. It would be a great accomplishment if a Smart TV lasts more than 8 or 9 years. Normally, if you have put in a hefty amount for a Smart TV, you'll naturally want it to last long. But can it last as you expect? Not really. Well, here are some ways by which you can improve the lifespan of your Smart TV.
Let's have a look at them.
Like any electronic appliances, Smart TV has a motherboard present inside it which holds a lot of components. Unsurprisingly, these components heat up when the Smart TV operates and the ventilation system of the TV does its job of venting out this heat. However, if the TV is mounted too close to the wall, the heat can't be vented out as it's supposed to be. Therefore, always ensure there is breathing space between the TV and the wall. Similarly, a closed room can also spice up the heat and invite problems which ultimately affects the lifespan of the TV. So, make sure there is adequate airflow within the room. The best option as in keeping the heat steered away would be to keep the TV in an air-conditioned room so that it remains cooler.
Basically, every appliance depreciates in tandem with the usage. In other words, the more we use, the more its life diminishes. Therefore, use your Smart TV only when you actually want to watch it. If you have the habit of playing the TV in the background while you are doing something else, then ditch that habit for the sake of the longevity of your Smart TV. Leaving the TV on for a long time can also damage the components of it that it may require to be repaired frequently. Do you really want to spend an amount on the repairs especially you have invested a hefty chunk of money for the TV itself? So, switch your TV off when not in use.
Brightness level plays an important role in variating the lifespan of a Smart TV. It's a basic fact that more energy will be used when the brightness level is high and vice versa. As you might be aware, the lifespan is determined by the total working hours and when there is more energy consumption, it'll be considered as more hours for the TV. Therefore, the brightness level should be optimum whenever you use your TV. Keep it according to the lighting of your room. Enhance the brightness level only if there is adequate lighting within your room. On the other hand, if your TV is in a dark room, keep the brightness accordingly. This would be beneficial for the TV and your eyes as well.
In one of our previous articles 'How to prevent your laptop from overheating', we have said how the dust sneak into the laptop and troubles the fan. Similarly, dust can intrude into your Smart TVs too and cause harm to the components inside which will ultimately affect the life of your TV. Moreover, if the dust settles on the screen for a long time, it can leave even permanent marks. So, ensure you clean your TV periodically and while cleaning use microfibre cloth so that you can avoid scratches. As in cleaning inside the TV, use canned air. It's better not to open and clean by yourself but if it's that what you want then leave it to an expert.
Contrast determines the distinction between dark colours and bright colours of the display. The energy consumption with respect to the contrast works exactly like the brightness. When the contrast is high, more energy will be consumed and vice versa. Also, keeping the contrast high can potentially affect the display quality eventually which in turn reduces the longevity of your TV. Ergo, set the contrast level in a way you get both good visual experience and low power consumption.
The voltage can fluctuate when there is a power outage or during nature's doings like thunder and lighting. Even when we use a TV when there is power, the voltage tends to fluctuate if other appliances are also connected because those appliances also consume power like a Smart TV. These sudden fluctuations can disrupt the TV's processes and thus bring damages to the board, reducing the lifespan of the TV. The solution for this is to connect your TV to a voltage regulator so that such fluctuations can be managed appropriately.
Many have the habit of segregating appliances and experimenting stuff. Unless you are an expert in operating a Smart TV, refrain from doing so or else it sometimes damages as the motherboard boasts numerous delicate component which can be wrecked with the slightest touch of tools. The bottom line is, do not try experimenting with your TV if you need it to last long. In case, it needs to be opened up and operated, entrust your TV to an expert who is well-versed in the same.