Watching the TV from optimum viewing distance is very important to benefit from the most enjoyable TV viewing experience as well as to minimize any health hazard. This short article will help you (1) arrive at the right viewing distance for your current TV or (2) Make purchase decision on what TV size to buy based on your available room dimensions.
An HDTV is designed to provide realistic TV viewing experience than traditional TV technologies. The increase in dimensions and viewing angle that it offers make it best watched when set at the right distance and angle. Let us now find out the optimum viewing distance and viewing angle for your TV now (viewing angle, viewing distance and screen size are depicted below).
To calculate the viewing distance of an HDTV you can use one of the following formulas.
In addition, various TV manufacturers have published their own optimum TV watching distance formulas or ranges. Check out your TV manual to find out what your TV manufacturer recommendation is. You can also find more information on this wiki page.
The optimal TV viewing height for comfortable TV watching is arrived at via mounting the TV with the top of the screen at your eye level. Please note that we are talking about prolonged and healthy TV watching height. If you are looking for short time movie watching experience at your projection TV or home theater, probably the best positioning is when the TV is mounted with its screen center at your eye level or slightly below it.