How To Change Your TV Settings So You Can Actually See Game Of Thrones Episode Three
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We're in the midst of Game of Thrones season eight, the final outing for the series and the most talked-about so far. But fans have one major gripe: it's all just too DARK.
And by that, I don't mean the incest, murder and shock beheadings - they're all part of the reason we love it. I mean it's literally too dark. The show's lighting is so low that fans have claimed they're struggling to see what's going on.
And according to those who have already watched it, episode three is by far the most impossible to watch. If you haven't watched it yet, don't worry, this is a spoiler-free zone, you're safe to continue.
So here we go, we're gonna get all tech-y on you and give you a few tips on how to watch/re-watch Game of Thrones episode three, and, you know, actually be able to see it.
Firstly, let's talk common sense. If you want to watch something dark on TV, sitting in a brightly lit room isn't going to help. So turn off your lights and shut your curtains... and maybe put down your bloody phone for once.
All of this is going to reduce background light and any annoying reflections on the screen, making it easier to see all that blood and murder. Might seem obvious but you never know with some people.
And here's another solution - quite simply, adjust your brightness.
Watch yourself here though, you don't want to adjust it so it looks too washed out and loses its impact, so try it in small increments. Tread carefully, friends.
Depending on how fancy your TV is, there are two potential parts to this. The 'backlight' setting may well be different to the brightness - turning up the brightness of the picture can push up the amount of light coming through the back of it. It might be best to turn that off completely.
If you're still after the perfect settings, Googling your make and model and 'recommended picture settings' will usually bring up forums full of clever people who have worked it all out for you.
Now you can watch the rest of the episodes in perfect clarity - all you have to do is concentrate on avoiding the spoilers.
If you have a better solution, head over to Game of Thrones: Westeros Posting on Facebook and tell us the answer.
The final season of Game of Thrones continues on Sky Atlantic at 2am on Monday 6 May, before repeating at 9pm that same day.
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