While some might argue that it’s a distraction, we beg to differ as having a TV in your workspace could potentially make you more productive especially in this digital age. Find out how.
15 September 2020
Text by Vanitha Pavapathi
Top image courtesy of Builders Plus
Television in the home office: yay or nay? I vote yay! Before you rebut saying that one would watch television more than doing actual work, hear me out. With the advancement of technology, you can watch Youtube and Netflix shows on your computer, yes? So, self-discipline is key here and the TV is not exactly a distraction but an advantage if you unlock its full potential.
For those whose job heavily relies on learning the current affairs and daily stock market, tuning in to the tube is considered work, and not to be mistaken for leaving the television on for background noise. With Sony’s BRAVIA 4K Ultra HD Android TV, you can easily access your favourite content with just a press of a button or via voice control, thanks to its built-in Google Assistant. Plus, with over 7,000 apps available for download on the Google Play Store, you’re bound to find one or more that meet your needs. And the television’s multi-dimensional sound powered by Dolby Atmos® helps put you right at the heart of the scene.
The television is not just for watching movies and television programmes. It can be used as an external monitor for work too. For those who look at thousands of lines of spreadsheets daily, there’s nothing worse than squinting your eyes and scrolling left to right and up and down on your laptop. Think of Sony’s 43-inch Android TV as multiple computer screens on steroids, sans joint lines. With Chromecast built-in, it’s easier than ever to supersize your content onto a big screen.
Use your Sony’s Android TV to take Zoom meetings while reclining on an armchair in your home office instead of being hunched over at the laptop. Simply cast your computer or mobile device’s screen onto the TV using Chromecast. Group calls are also made that much more pleasant when you can view all your co-workers on a large screen without having to scroll between smaller screen tabs. This helps you to be present at the meeting and potentially improve interactions between teams/clients instead of battling technological difficulty. Presentation, too, comes to life, as if you’re seeing it projected in a conference room – but better. This is thanks to Sony’s X1 picture processor that ensures sharp, vivid pictures at all times.
Like most Singapore homes, your home office likely shares the same space as your children’s study due to space constraint. With COVID-19, suddenly we’re all working and learning from home; not to mention, taking additional online courses to stay ahead of the curve. At times when you’re not using the TV for work, it’s perfect for your children’s home-based learning. There’s nothing like seeing their teachers and classmates on a bigger screen, which replicates a classroom setting. Plus, it makes it easier for you to monitor your children’s online activities. What’s more, you can use voice search on Sony’s Android TV to search and access varied content, without needing to type in your commands using the remote control. This accessibility and convenience is a great boon.
Not all televisions are created equal. But thanks to Sony’s TRILUMINOS Display, you’ll be afforded realistic imagery and accurate colours, which are important qualities for photographers, video editors and graphic designers. Precise work output is guaranteed as the powerful X1 processor uses advanced algorithms to cut noise and boost detail. Images filmed in 2K and even Full HD are upscaled close to 4K resolution by 4K X-Reality™ PRO using a unique 4K database. Scenes are even brought to life with Dolby Vision™, the gold standard when it comes to viewing experience.
With advances in picture technology and design, even small rooms get the big screen experience. High-resolution screens allow you to sit closer to the action, while thinner bezels maximise screen size without increasing overall TV size. The result is a fully immersive experience like no other.
So what is the right TV size for a home office? It’s always better to go bigger than smaller; but not too big that it turns into a family theatre room. As long as it’s not the largest screen in your home, you can be assured that it won’t be hijacked by your family member and that your space maintains as a home office/study, which most likely is your bedroom.
Secondly, consider how the television will be used. An extra-large screen may be more suitable for someone who watches the financial news, while a fairly large screen is sufficient for someone who uses it as an external monitor. The size of the screen should also be proportional to the distance of the viewer. If you’re in a small room or seated closer to the TV, it’s easy to get a big screen experience with a smaller TV. Click here to learn more on screen size and viewing distance.
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