TV Trends for 2018

Top TV Trends for 2018

It’s hard to believe 2018 is already here and we have said goodbye to 2017. As we look ahead for the coming year, there will be some new developments in televisions. For the most part, the latest technologies, like 4K HDR and OLED, will continue on without any major changes. Yet there will be some great things to look forward to if you are considering a new TV purchase this year.

TV Trends for 2018

Voice Assistant Integration

Voice assistant technologies have already found their way into the home, thanks to Alexa and Google Assistant. For 2018, expect to see this technology make its way into TVs. Aside from “speaking” to the TV, expect this technology to also to be used in new TV remote controls.

Bigger Screens for More Homes

As prices have come down, bigger screens will start to fall within most people’s budgets. Expect an upswing in the number of 65-inch and 75-inch TVs being purchased in 2018. In addition, the prices for smaller screens should continue to drop, too.

Better Integration with Other Smart Devices

Some TVs will start to work better with other smart devices in the home—for instance, being able to control your thermostat on the TV or review and finish the grocery list you started on your smart refrigerator.

As we look forward to these trends, if you need a new remote control for your TV or another entertainment device, please feel free to contact at 1-877-671-7173 today!

How to Properly Sit When Watching TV in Your Home

Properly Sit When Watching TV

After a long stressful day at work, there’s nothing more relaxing than kicking off your shoes and spending time on the couch watching your favorite TV show. Even with smartphones and other mobile devices, the television still reigns king when it comes to at-home entertainment.

While it’s nice to watch TV comfortably with your TV remote in hand, watching too much TV for too long can cause aches and pains, especially if you’re sitting with poor posture. Keep reading for three tips about sitting properly when watching TV.

  1. Avoid Slouching

Slouching or lying prone when watching TV puts a strain on your back, shoulders, and hips. You know all too well the aches and pains that come after sitting in a bad position for hours. Sitting on the couch often causes people to flex their lumbar spines and tuck in their pelvises. When your body is out of alignment, you’re more likely to experience pain in your back, neck, hips, and other areas.

If you prefer to lie down when watching TV, be sure to lie on your stomach with your elbows under your shoulders. This posture releases pressure in the hip and groin area and opens your chest. For a healthy sitting posture, you may find it’s useful to put the remotes next to you. This way, you can sit with a straight back and not have to move all around to change the channel or the volume.

  1. Don’t Sit Too Close to the Screen

The distance from you and the television depends on the size of the screen. Generally, the larger the screen, the more distance there should be. If your TV is 40 inches, seating distance should be no less than four feet. For a 55- to 60-inch television, sit no closer than five feet and five inches. While you may prefer to sit closer to the TV, sitting too close can cause eyestrain and even headaches. The good news is that most TV remote controls still function from a large distance.

  1. Get Up and Move Around

Hospitality Remotes

In general, sitting too much increases your risk of poor cardiovascular health. In fact, according to the Mayo Clinic, the risk of heart attack and chest pain increases by more than 125{8c8ae2a71b30a2d8c6f534038a85ab39be2a915945a2526b1de25039d71b9e11} in those who spend too much time on the couch. When watching television, make a conscious effort to get up and move around at least every 30 minutes. This improves blood circulation and gets your heart pumping.

To get used to the habit of getting up every so often, try placing your remote controls out of reaching distance. This way, when you’re ready to change the channel, you have to get up.

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