November 21st is World TV Day, the day to celebrate years of quality television, and we hope that you’ll be marking the day by watching more TV. And that shouldn’t be hard, we live in a golden age of TV, with Game of Thrones, The Walking Dead and Gotham providing thrills by the bucket load.
With such riches in your viewing schedule, it is important to look after your TV, and what better time for a TV tuneup then on the sacred of days, World TV Day.
Best Maintenance Tips for your TV
If you’re looking to keep you TV in top nick in time for World TV Day, there are a few things that you can do.
- Dust – If the TV is kept in a dust-free surrounding, it can help to prevent short circuiting and damage to the screen resultant from dusty atmospheres
- Off/Standby – If you’re not using your TV for a few hours, turn it off. Leaving it on standby does the TV no good, particularly for long periods of time…it will save on your electricity bill too
- Temperature – Don’t position your TV in an area with very high ambient temperatures, it’s lifespan will be considerably reduced. Equally, very low temperatures do it no good either
- Servicing – Don’t ever try to dismantle or service the TV by yourself (unless you repair TVs as a job), you will absolutely do more harm than good
- Read your Manual – Yep, it’s long winded and boring, and a lot of it won’t make any sense anyway, but you should read your manual at least once before operation, you’ll be surprised at how effectively it will help you to tackle minor problems.
As they say, look after your TV and your TV will look after you.
The Greatest Moments Ever Captured on your TV
On a day dedicated to celebrating TV, we thought it important to look back at some of the most special moments ever caught on television.
1969 – The Apollo 11 Moon Landing
The world stopped moving in 1969 when American astronauts landed on the moon for the first time in human history, and Neil Armstrong uttered the immortal words, “one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind”. The landing remains the greatest moment in the history of space exploration.
2008 – Barack Obama Elected President
Although not a moment of British history, Barack Obama’s election was a huge international event, and a true symbol of the huge changes in racial equality seen across the world.
2012 – The London Olympics
Only 3 years ago, the entirety of the United Kingdom was captivated by a fortnight of some of the most iconic sporting moments the world had ever seen. British Olympians such as Mo Farah, Jessica Ennis and Bradley Wiggins became heroes after contributing to Team GB’s impressive haul of gold medals.
Your TV has been a window to some of the most iconic events in history, so many that we can’t possibly run through them here. So look after your TV, you never know when that next special moment might be.
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