Devices were traditionally manufactured to work only in a specific area where they are meant to be sold. Multisystem electronics are an exception, as they can work anywhere around the world, regardless of the picture format (i.e. SECAM, NTSC, or PAL) and the voltage you use. Some of the popular kinds of multisystem devices are Blu-Ray players, DVDs, and TVs. Proper maintenance is key to prolonging their lifespan and ensure trouble-free performance down the line. Here are some maintenance tips and tricks you should know about:
- Turn the TV off when not in use – LED and LCD TVs have a lifecycle, which is typically at least around 65,000 hours. If it is constantly working, it may need to be replaced or repair every two years. So, make it a habit to turn off the TV when it is not really needed. This could help you cut down on electricity bills, too.
- Use a surge protector or a voltage regulator – Multisystem electronics can become damaged due to severe voltage spikes, which typically occur when electricity fluctuates or when there are power cuts, and the power suddenly comes back on quickly. These can happen during thunderstorms. The voltage regulator will protect electronic equipment from damage. You can also consider a surge protector for everything.
- Check the discs before loading them – You can prevent dust and other debris from entering the Blu-Ray or DVD player by checking the loading dock for discs, and the discs themselves. Make sure they are clean and dust or debris-free.
- Ensure proper ventilation – Overheating can damage multisystem electronics, so make sure there is enough room for ventilation around them, particularly behind the screen or the DVD or Blu-Ray player. Instead of mounting your TV on the wall, consider setting it on a table or an entertainment console.
- Adjust the brightness and contrast – The higher they are, the more hours you are removing from lifespan of the display and the more power the TV will use. So, consider lowering them.