You can stop that, at least to some extent. Tap or click for settings to change on your television to stop this privacy invasion.
The same is true for your streaming devices and services. Tap or click to limit tracking through Netflix, 亚马孙, 年, Hulu and more.
With your privacy bases covered, consider your health. Here are a few tips to minimize eye strain, neck strain and eye fatigue.
1. Lighting matters
“You’re going to ruin your eyes!” We all heard that as kids sitting in front of the TV, 对? Watching TV probably won’t cause lasting vision damage, but it might strain your eyes.
A mellow, dimly-lit room is the best way to watch TV. Open windows, glaring track lights, and other distracting illumination sources make your eyes work overtime.
You don’t need a bunch of fancy smart lighting or gadgets, 要么. Draw the blinds, turn off the house lights, and stick to incandescent over LEDs if you prefer not to go full-on black-out mode.
Lamps and other lights can cause annoying reflections and glare. Choose ambient light sources muffled by diffusive domes or lampshades.
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2. Smart formula to know if you’re too close
When it comes to eye health, you should sit far enough from the TV so your eyes won’t be exposed to excessive glare.
The secret formula: Measure the width of your TV and multiply that number by five. This distance is the ballpark you should shoot for in your home theater, living room, or any other spot you have a TV. 现在, it’s harder to stick to this formula with larger TVs.
The size of the room, the shape and number of seats you have to configure, and other factors like window placement also come into play. Some give or take is fine. Aim for at least about 10 feet away if you can.