Another week has passed and if you’re starting to go a little crazy with cabin fever, why not check out the latest TV shows that are trending and how to make the most of your viewing experience at home.
What’s hot right now?
Whether you’re into comedies, action-packed movies, romcoms or thrillers – there’s a wealth of streaming and on-demand apps available on your Hisense TV. With Netflix, Prime Video and Rakuten TV to name a few, there’s something for everyone ensuring you can enjoy hours of binge worthy content and the latest movies in 4K from your sofa.
We’ve all heard about Tiger King by now. Currently the most-watched show in USA, Canada and UK, the seven-part documentary series is about private zoo owners with an obsession for large cats and making money. The series is totally bonkers and is based around the life of Joey Exotic who breeds tigers and stars in his own country-music videos.
Sitting at Netflix No.1 spot for more than two-weeks, Tiger King certainly provides the entertainment. Check it out, you won’t be disappointed.
Witness a star being born and fall in love with The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, with all three seasons now streaming on Prime Video and is a must watch. Immerse yourself in Rachel Brosnahan’s work as Miriam “Midge” Maisel in this 1950s comedy. The three-season series is about a charming housewife who pursues a career in stand-up comedy after her husband, Joe Maisel (Michael Zegen), unexpectedly leaves her.
The show took home the Golden Globe for best comedy or musical series for its debut season, and Brosnahan proudly accepted the statue for best actress. You don’t want to miss this!
Rakuten have brought some of their key titles forward so you can watch the latest blockbuster movies straight from your home screen. And what’s more, the Rakuten app is accessible from your Hisense TV hub in just one touch access – that’s pretty much ‘fun’ on speed dial.
One of everyone’s favourite Disney movies is now available to stream on Rakuten TV. We all fell in love with the magical story of Frozen, and now you can watch Frozen II and discover the truths about the past that await Elsa as she ventures into the unknown through the enchanted forests and dark seas beyond Arendelle. This movie is perfect for a family night in and will leave you feeling full of happiness and a touch of magic.
How to get the best viewing experience at home
Hisense ULED TVs are designed to deliver the best possible picture. The U7B ULED 4K TV offers an edge of your seat experience with a top quality picture that will make you happy to stay at home.
4K resolution provides twice the detail of a 1080p image, meaning you won’t miss a thing when it comes to the important stuff.
High Dynamic Range (HDR) refers to the colour quality of video content. Compared to standard dynamic range, HDR content can be twice as bright, with a wide colour pallete of over one billion shades.
Transform your viewing experience with Dolby Vision. The cutting-edge technology dramatically expands the colour palette and contrast range and uses dynamic metadata to automatically optimise the picture for every screen – frame by frame. And not to mention our thin bezel design offers an almost edge to edge picture, for a more natural and immersive viewing experience.
Who needs to go to the cinema when your TV has Dolby Atmos®. Stick your favourite movie on and experience the sound move around you in three-dimensional space, making you feel like you’re really inside the action. Plus, you can be sure to not miss any important lines.
Learn more about the U7B.
Once you’ve got your hands on the right TV, here are a few tips and tricks to add an extra bit of pizzazz to your viewing!
Watch from the right distance
4K TVs are so detailed, and the individual pixels are so tiny, that you can afford to sit reasonably close – if you’ve gone 50’’ or above on a 4K screen TV you should be at least 1.7m from it to get the best viewing experience.
But also, as daft as it sounds where you are sitting when watching your favourite drama 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.
Fashionable low AV furniture is ideal for this. Get the best seat in the house and get a Joey-style La-Z-boy if you must, just make sure you’re comfortable.
Get the right height too
Ensure a world class viewing experience by making sure your TV is viewed at the same height as your natural eye-line, when sat down.
The punchiest pictures with the best contrast are always seen when the screen is viewed square on. Try to avoid direct reflections on the screen whenever possible, perhaps from an adjacent window.
Tweak those picture settings
The major areas in which you’ll need to consider adjustments are ‘contrast’, ‘brightness’, ‘colour’ and ‘sharpness’. Contrast defines the difference between the brightest and darkest parts of the screen. Well-sorted contrast shows a bright image which still retains all its detail, so to adjust your contrast level on your TV, you’ll want to avoid pausing on a scene that is too dark to judge.
Unlike the Contrast settings, Brightness deals with the darker areas of an image. To help adjust this setting right, you’ll want to find a scene that’s dark – take any scene from Game of Thrones Final 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.
The sharpness and colour of your picture is also a key factor to getting the best view, for this you’ll probably want to leave these as the default settings. Although if you feel the colour’s are a little off and the picture isn’t crisp enough, then have a go at dialling things up or down – you’ll want to focus on people’s skin-tones for a good colour guide, and buildings for judgement on sharpness.
Customise your TVs menu for quicker access to your most-watched apps
The VIDAA U Smart OS lets you rearrange apps based on your personal preference, so you can find all your favourites quick and easy. The simplified design allows you to effortlessly switch between all your apps and devices in three or fewer steps, meaning you can enjoy a world of on-demand entertainment – always.
Now sit back, relax and enjoy the view!