The final countdown
Unless you’ve been living in a cave these last few weeks, you will have noticed that the festival of football that is Euro 2016 is almost upon us.
We’ve been warming up for the tournament by producing a series of guides, tutorials and features to help you get the most out of it from an audio-visual perspective and more besides.
A major football tournament – and don’t forget the Olympics are also on the way - presents the ideal opportunity for you to upgrade your kit and there are some great deals to be had with all of the major retailers battling it out for your cash. If you're not short of readies, there are some excellent high-end TVs on the market in 2016 but there are also some stonking budget options available too. Whichever TV you choose, it will be able to reflect the great strides made in TV broadcasting since football was first shown in the home.
Of course, it’s not just all about how it looks, you want the full atmospheric effects, too, so we also gave you five solid sound solutions as well as a shoot-out between four high-end AV Receivers and, if you need any help choosing speakers, we’ve got you covered there too.
Assuming you’re now well set, in terms of kit, you’ll want to get the most out of your TV. First you’ll need to be in the most suitable picture mode, next it’s worth checking that you are seeing the whole of the picture and finally it’s time to fine tune all the processing options for optimal results.
We’re almost done, just be sure to check the fixture list and get your personal video recorder ready for any games you’re going to miss (or just might want to watch again) but don’t despair if you do as there are plenty of ways to catch-up with the action. Speaking of ketchup (sorry), there’s just one more thing you might want to take care of and that’s ensuring you have enough snacks to keep you going throughout the matches.
Enjoy the tournament, there’s only your team who can spoil it for you now!
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