Worried that you’ve ‘completed’ Netflix? Fear not! The Hisense team has pulled together the best binge worthy series to sink your teeth into this lockdown, as well as some top tips on creating the perfect home-cinema experience.
Now, you may have already flown through the raunchy 8-part series Bridgerton and Emmy Award winning “The Mandalorian” but with a recent survey carried out by Discovery + showing that 1 in 4 people are craving more educational shows from their favourite streaming service and are turning to their TV sets to educate themselves on the wider world, it is clear Brits are keen to learn something new whilst they binge.
History of Swear Words
A brand-new Netflix series which deals with the inexpressible joy and societal taboo of swearing, hosted by the incredible Nicolas Cage. Promising a journey through the “history, evolution, and cultural impact” of cursing, History of Swear Words ropes in a parade of comedic talent to help illuminate your favourite swears, with Sarah Silverman, Nick Offerman, London Hughes, Joel Kim Booster, Nikki Glaser, and more on hand to curse like a sailor.
Dream Home Makeover
Everyone loves a transformation, right? The home makeover smash hit is back for series two so that you can get all your lockdown DIY home improvement inspiration. Watch dreams come true for real families looking for the perfect home tailored to their own unique style, thanks to Shea and Syd McGee of Studio McGee.
Is adventure more your tea? The fifth and likely penultimate season of Amazon’s fantastic sci-fi series has finally landed onto the streaming platform to provide perfect lockdown binge material. Based in the 24th century, the show follows a disparate band of antiheroes unravel a vast conspiracy that threatens the Solar System’s fragile state of cold war. Not for the weak-hearted.
How about something a little more deep? This new Netflix show explores what happens after we die. The docuseries investigates personal stories and research on near-death experiences, reincarnation and paranormal phenomena. A must see for anyone who’s ever thought about the afterlife.
Creating the perfect home cinema experience
Now you have your new viewing list, you’re ready to start binging! But have you got the right viewing environment? We’ve pulled together our top tips on how to create the best viewing experience possible…
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Where you sit when watching your favourite series can have a big impact on the quality of the picture you can see. If you find yourself looking up at an edge-lit LED LCD TV, it’s probably positioned too high. The punchiest pictures with the best contrast are always seen when the screen is viewed square on, so try positioning your TV on a low AV unit, where you can view it at the same height as your natural eye-line. Did you know, 4K TVs are so detailed, and their individual pixels are so tiny, you can afford to sit reasonably close? In fact, if you’ve gone 50’’ or above on a 4K screen TV, you should be at least 1.7m from it to enjoy the best viewing experience.
You’ll be surprised just how much a TV’s contrast, brightness, colour and sharpness settings can affect the viewing experience. Contrast defines the difference between the brightest and darkest parts of the screen. When adjusting this setting, bear in mind that well-sorted contrast shows a bright image that retains all its detail, so you should avoid making such changes when paused on a dark, dimly lit scene.
Unlike the contrast settings, brightness deals with the darker areas of an image. To adjust this setting correctly, you’ll want to find a scene that’s dark (take any scene from The Mandalorian’s latest season for example), then turn the brightness right down and slowly edge it back up until all of the detail in the scene is visible and you’ve got a crisp clear picture.
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