When most people shop for an HDTV, they usually only pay attention to the price of the HDTV, but anyone that owns an HDTV will tell you that you’ll need more than a just a high-def Television to enjoy the full HDTV experience. The following are five must have accessories that you should buy or consider purchasing with your new HDTV.
A wall mount or television stand
When you buy an HDTV, there’s one thing for sure and that’s that your new HDTV must go somewhere. Regardless of if you choose to mount your new HDTV onto a wall or sit it atop an HDTV stand, you’ll definitely need to do one or the other – because sitting your HDTV on the floor just isn’t an option. If you choose to buy an HDTV stand, be sure to purchase one that will fit all of your media needs and if you opt to mount your HDTV on a wall, be sure to have a professional install it in order to avoid accidents due to improperly installing an HDTV wall mount.
A surround sound system
Owning an HDTV hardly means anything if you’re able to view the brilliant picture of the HDTV’s screen, but must rely on the average sound of most HDTV’s sound system. In order to experience your HDTV movies to the fullest extent, you’ll definitely need to purchase some sort of HD audio or surround sound system. Merging the brilliant picture quality of an HDTV with the crisp sound of an HD audio system will take your HDTV movie experience to the next level.
A universal remote
One of the most frustrating things about owning an HDTV is sifting through countless remotes in order to figure out which remote controls the HDTV, audio system, cable channels, DVD or Blu-ray player, or who knows what. I strongly suggest that you invest in a universal remote after purchasing an HDTV to save time, reduce frustration, and avoid confusing everyone that visits your home and isn’t familiar with the gazillion remotes that you have placed on your media center or coffee table.
A surge protector
Let’s face it; HDTVs are expensive and losing your HDTV to a power surge can be a very expensive lesson to learn. A surge protector is a must have HDTV accessory that shouldn’t even be optional when buying a new HDTV. Owning a surge protector will help to avoid blowing out your HDTV, DVD or Blu-ray player, audio system, and everything else that makes up your HD media center.
Tidying and cleaning supplies
Buying tidying and cleaning supplies for an HDTV setup might seem like a silly suggestion, but having things supplies handy for you HD media center is no joke. What good is having a high quality HDTV system if you’re willing to lose picture quality and functionality due to dirt, dust, and grime? Several great suggestions to keep your HDTV setup clean and tidy are dusters, micro-fiber cloths, HDTV screen cleaners, and all-purpose cleaners.
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