It’s a familiar scenario: you’ve just finished a long day of work, and all you want to do is relax by watching your favorite TV shows. But when you turn on the TV, you see a blank screen. Sound familiar? If so, don’t worry–you’re not alone. Many people have trouble setting up the TV for their favorite show marathon. In this article, I’ll give tips on how to make it happen.
Use a TV Screensaver or Screen Saver App
There are several ways to set up a TV screensaver or screen saver app. One way is to use your TV’s built-in screen saver feature. This will prevent the screen from going blank while you’re not actively watching something. It also adds an extra layer of protection against burn-in on newer TVs that use OLED technology. To do this, go to the TV’s main menu and look for the “Screen Saver” or “Picture Settings” menu. Once you’re in that menu, you’ll be able to select a 4K TV screensaver, which is a moving image on the screen or screensaver apps. The screensaver app will allow you to choose from various images or animations for your screen saver.
Ensure Proper Signal Connection
Before diving into your marathon, ensure all your signal connections are properly set up. This includes checking cable or satellite boxes, video game systems, Blu-Ray players, and other devices that may send a signal to the TV. Double-check that all cables are securely plugged in, and the devices are turned on.
If you’re using a cable or satellite provider, ensure your subscription is up to date, and all necessary channels or services (such as On Demand) are activated. You don’t want to start your marathon only to realize halfway through that some of your favorite shows aren’t available due to a lapse in service.
Connect Your Streaming Device
Streaming devices are a great way to watch your favorite shows and movies without having cable or satellite. But sometimes, they can be a little tricky to set up. Make sure that your streaming device is correctly connected to the TV. To do this, plug one end of the HDMI cable into the HDMI port on the back of the streaming device and the other end into an HDMI port on the back of the TV.
If your TV doesn’t have any HDMI ports, you can use an adapter to convert one of the USB ports into an HDMI port. Once the cables are plugged in, turn on both devices and wait for them to boot up. The streaming device should automatically start playing whatever it was the last time before it was turned off.
Set Up Your Channel List
Finally, take some time to set up your channel list on TV. This will make it easier for you to quickly access and switch between channels or streaming services during your marathon session. Most TVs have an option to add or remove channels from the main menu screen, so play around with it until you have a streamlined list of your go-to channels or streaming services.
Setting up the TV for your favorite TV show marathon may seem daunting, but it doesn’t have to be. By using a screensaver or screen saver app, checking your cable/satellite connection, connecting your streaming device, and setting up your channel list, you’ll be ready to binge-watch in no time.