05
June
2015
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Top tips: How to get the most out of your TV ahead of the big match

Summary

As European football comes to a climax for another year, fans across the continent are gathering in front of their TVs to watch all the action unfold. We've put together five simple tips to get that stadium experience inside your sitting room.

As European football comes to a climax for another year, fans across the continent are gathering in front of their TVs to watch all the action unfold. Here are five simple tips to get that stadium experience inside your sitting room:

Find your seat

Depending on the size and resolution of your TV, where you sit can make a big difference to your football viewing experience:

TVs with a higher resolution not only allow you spot even the most intricate details – such as blades of grass or even the intricate detail of Neymar’s tattoos – they also allow you to sit closer to the screen without being able to distinguish between individual pixels or suffering from subsequent image deterioration:

  • HD TV = 3 x times the display height (e.g. min 2.4m for a 65” TV)
  • Ultra HD 4K = 0.75 x times the display height (e.g. min. 60cm for a 65” TV)

Get the most out of the beautiful game

From the deep greens of perfectly mowed turf to the azulgrana* flags in the crowd, colour plays a major role in a big game of football:

  • The latest TV technologies, such as Panasonic’s 4K Studio Master Processor, recreate a wide range of colours to provide bright and natural images. For viewing football, simply use the TV’s ‘Normal’ picture setting and fine tune the colour setting until you’re happy

If you have a replica shirt of one of the teams playing – use it to try and match the colours:

  • Too bright – you should reduce the ‘Colour’ values in the settings menu
  • Too pale – increase the ‘Colour’ settings until you’re happy

*Barcelona’s colours

True stadium sound

There’s nothing like the roar of a 75,000* fans to get you ready for kick off, so you should be familiar with your TV’s audio settings in order to get the best football experience:

  • Make sure ‘Surround Sound’ is turned on and position any secondary speakers away from the wall to avoid unwanted echo. Speakers should also be positioned an equal distance from the viewer to ensure optimum performance
  • Your TV may also have a special audio feature especially calibrated for sports, such as a ‘Stadium’ setting. This will adjust the bass and treble levels to create an accurate reproduction of the sound inside the ground

*The number of seats at Olympiastadion Berlin, the locations of the ECL final

Fast and fluid football

The fastest and most fluid European football will be on show in Berlin, and you want your TV to do it justice. To get the smoothest experience and avoid judder, check your TV’s settings to see if it has an ‘Intelligent Frame Creation’ feature:

  • When activated, your television will merge the frame before and the frame after, smoothing out the image and helping to minimise motion blur
  • If your TV doesn’t have this feature, look for the ‘Sharpness’ setting – if you’re experiencing blurry pictures, increasing the setting may be a simple way to resolve the issue

Catch the action wherever you are

Don’t want to watch the big match but your other half has taken control of the TV? Fortunately the latest Panasonic TVs feature in-house TV Streaming so you can always enjoy your favourite shows:

  • Simply stream broadcasts from your main TV to a second TV, tablet or smartphone – all through your home WiFi.
  • Panasonic’s TV Anywhere feature also allows you to watch your favourite team anywhere in the world. The broadcast uses your TV service at home, so you can enjoy the coverage you’re familiar with… with no need to translate the foreign commentary!
About Panasonic

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