The Super Bowl is on Sunday.  USA Today reported four tips on how to get your TV ready so it looks and sounds its best. And you won’t even need a hammer and nails!

1.  Make sure your cable box is up-to-date.  If your TV source is a cable or satellite box, it should be at least an HD receiver, but a 4K box is even better if you have a 4K TV.

2.  Use a newer HDMI cable and a solid Internet connection.  If you’re streaming the game, you’ll need a fast and reliable Internet connection to make sure the broadcast is smooth and stutter-free.

3.  Tweak your levels.  Your TV’s brightness and saturation levels might be turned up too high if you kept your TV’s default settings.  Manufacturers like their televisions to “pop” in stores but it might not look so good in your home. You might also need to tweak your TV’s motion settings.  If your TV has a “Sports” mode, do that.

4.  Get a sound system.  As TVs get thinner and thinner, the audio quality keeps going down too.  If you can’t shell out for a surround sound system, a basic sound bar would still be a huge improvement over the speakers on your TV.

Also, make sure you do this on Saturday so you don’t have to worry about it on Sunday!


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