You probably love your business's faithful old televisions. An integral part of your audio-visual system, they're reliable employees who always entertain customers when an inevitable waiting time or awkward pause in the middle of dinner conversation comes.

Indeed, all businesses can benefit from TVs, but that doesn't mean they should be treated as an afterthought by yours. While they may not need mechanical "tune-ups," there are plenty of simple "maintenance" tasks you and your staff can do to prolong the life of your TV.

Aufderworld, your commercial TV installation pros, is here with just a few.

So, let's dive in!

Turn Them Off When Not in Use

We know, we know, it sounds obvious — but when your staff is running amok trying to close up shop for the night, remembering the televisions is sometimes the last thing on their list.

Even if you own twenty sports bar TVs and an audio system to boot, turning off those TVs can do wonders to prolong their lifespan.

All devices, televisions included, have a limited number of usage hours, and you want to save those hours for when you need them, after all!

Mind Your Ventilation

Just like any other electronic device, televisions generate heat. And while many these days come with technology that helps manage it, aiding your televisions in "breathing," so to speak, can help save them from the detrimental effects of their hot temperatures.

This means de-cluttering around them and keeping anything that could obscure ventilation areas, such as banners, far away. People will want to focus on your television's awesome picture — save the cool decor for the bare walls!

Weatherproof Outdoor TVs

Outdoor televisions are great in hotels and sports bars, enabling patrons to breathe fresh air. Those same patrons can head inside in a sudden downpour, but your televisions aren't so lucky!

TVs that entertain outdoors require special care, like weatherproof outlets, an outdoor TV cover, and placement near some shelter from the elements. You'll also need to care for your cords so fluctuating outdoor humidity levels don't cause corrosion.

Common Technical Issues

You invested in a commercial TV system to keep your patrons informed and entertained, giving them an unforgettable experience. When the system isn't working, you can wind up with frustrated and unsatisfied customers; knowing what to check if the system is not functioning can help.

No Sound

Even with the best play-by-play video, when you don't have solid sound audio, this can ruin the experience. Always check to ensure all components are plugged in correctly, or check your sound settings and ensure the TV matches the correct audio.

Wi-Fi Issues

If you're a venue that provides streaming services, you need your connection to be consistent. Sometimes, a hard restart can fix the problem; your password might be incorrect, or you're dealing with proximity and compatibility issues.

Low or Choppy Signal

For those of you using a satellite, sometimes the slightest disturbances can disrupt your signal. If there's a storm outside, chances are the system will get disrupted, which may require waiting until the storm has passed. Or, if you're on cable, outdated lines can affect the signal strength, and in most cases, an expert can help you find the source of the issue.

The Input Is Off

Most commercial televisions come with multiple features like Internet and cable, so quite a few components connect to the TV. This makes it more challenging as you will have various settings to switch between for the display mode. Using your remote to flip through the input will let you know which one you are on and get you to the one you need.

How Will 4K TVs Be Affected in the Future?

4K TVs are mainstream and growing in popularity, and experts are finding ways to improve them with advanced enhancements. From high resolution and high pixel counts for more vivid viewing to deeper colors and larger screens, every detail helps audiences feel part of what they're watching.

Most TVs are HD now, and companies are switching things up to focus on providing 4K services, so no matter what you're watching, the quality is always consistent. As 8K TVs become more affordable, 4K will replace any remaining standard televisions in businesses and be adapted to keep up with high-resolution formats at a more affordable cost.

Aufderworld: Your Professional Providers of Commercial AV Systems and More

No matter your setup and specifications, we've got the great tech and awesome service to keep your A/V system in tip-top shape. If your TV package needs an upgrade or you are looking for cutting-edge audio/video services, contact us online or give our Minneapolis office a call today at 763-233-7700.