How Close Should You Sit To The Tv

January 19, 2012 by staff 

How Close Should You Sit To The TvHow Close Should You Sit To The Tv, If you have been wondering what the optimum distance is for watching your flat screen television then check out this article. You may be surprised to find that the right viewing distance for each size of flat screen TV is not what you thought.

What Flat Screen Size?

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Televisions have been getting bigger and the average screen size that people buy now is larger than ever before. There is a tendency to assume that bigger is better. Most people stretch their budget to get the biggest flat screen size they can manage. Before you buy a huge TV for your home theater, you should consider the size of the room and the optimum viewing distance. I’m not about to tell you that you’ll get square eyes if you sit too close, but if you find yourself getting distracted by the individual pixels, you could probably stand to be a little further away.

When you buy your television consider the size of the room it will be in first. It may be tempting to have a 50 inch flat screen a foot away from your bed, but it probably isn’t a great idea. For bedrooms, kitchens, and small rooms in general, you probably don’t want to go any bigger than 30 inches. For some really small rooms even that will be too big. When it comes to your lounge you can bring out the big guns and go for broke. If you have a large room and a big potential distance between your furniture and the screen, then you can go for the biggest set you can get.

Viewing Distance
The watching distance you choose is really about personal comfort. There is no perfect distance – just a rough guideline. Most people will find the picture looks better within the guideline distance but, depending on the quality of the device and personal preferences, you could be at either end of the scale. For a standard definition display you will want to be further away because if you sit too close the picture will look bad. For high definition displays you can afford to sit much closer. In fact with high definition the picture is so good that you’ll probably find that sitting closer makes it a more immersive experience.

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