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5 Ways To Maintain Any Smart TV And Protect It From Damage.


Today, TV has become an integral part of any household as a refrigerator or a cupboard. The TV offers to us a lot of benefits today, it is a cheap and easy source of entertainment in this life that is quite busy and expensive. After coming back from the office you may switch it on and it serves as your favorite pastime and relaxation.

Television has transformed from a passive entertainment experience to a very active one. Yes, not long ago, the TV simply sat in the corner of the room and was only used for an hour or two every night. Today, it has become a full-blown multimedia experience.

There was a time when everyone was content with non-smart TV and all the benefits and channels they had to offer us. Now, the world is slowly progressing to the use of the latest technology of Smart Televisions. These TVs have become quite popular with their ability to provide an excellent source of entertainment.

Smart TVs are the in thing now, in this age, everything is getting connected to the internet and our favorite home entertainment device isn't left out. Smart TV costs a lot of money and so it is reasonable that you would want to make sure it lasts as long as possible. Maintenance is not a difficult thing to do if only we can make it part of our daily routine.

So many TV sets have lived a short life just because of simple things we forget to do at times, like turning off the TV before sleeping or making sure it’s well placed during installation.

From our discoveries, one of the biggest enemies of electronic gadgets is dust. angry

Once dust particles begin to build up in your TV (especially on the inside) it gives rise to component failures which in turn can damage the TV.
Apart from that, several other things can damage your TV if not properly maintained.
Some of them include:

1. Harsh screen cleaning chemicals:
We all know how important it is to clean our TV screen regularly as dust can wreak a lot of havoc on it. However, you must be careful with the particular material that you use to clean it. You must know that most of the modern LED and LCD TVs are covered by a layer of plastic.

2. Extreme Temperatures.
Extreme heat, cold, humidity, or moisture can permanently damage the display of a flat-screen TV.

3. High Brightness and Contrast levels.
Adjusting the brightness settings to the maximum level at all times can also reduce the lifespan of your TV. It is not advisable if you want your flat screen to function for long.

Here are 5 ways you can protect your Smart TV from Harm:
1. Protect your Router credentials.
To take advantage of the technology of connected televisions, the use of the router is a very popular avenue, due to its practicality and the flexibility it offers. The router allows you to connect several devices to your networks without using so many cables.
However, a router that hasn’t yet been secured could put your Smart TV and your entire network at risk. As it would be easy for someone to hack into your network and install malware on your Smart TV. To ensure the security of your router, the admin username, along with the provided password should be changed.

2. Configure your Smart TV.
Just like all your connected devices and your router, your Smart TV must be properly configured to ensure security and functionality. First, make sure you configure the privacy settings and information you allow your provider to collect or share with third parties.

If your Smart TV also includes a camera, remember that it too can put your privacy at stake. Turn off the camera when not in use.

3. Keep Software/Firmware updated.
Nobody enjoys waiting for a device to update, but your TV needs timely security patches, just like your smartphone or computer. The CIA documents released by WikiLeaks included smart TV security exploit that “worked as long as the target hadn’t upgraded the firmware,” according to security researcher Brian Krebs.

4. Download applications with caution.
Malicious applications can also affect your Smart TV so, as with any other device, you should take special care with the applications you download to it.

5. Use streaming with caution.
Even if your devices themselves are secure, remember that your web browsing is also a preferred entry point for cybercriminals. And so you should choose the streaming sites you consult with caution. Actively search for and use reliable and legitimate websites for online viewing.

With these tips, be rest assured that your Smart TV can be protected from potential harm.
Cheers to Longlasting Electronics use!!