What is Your Viewing Distance?
As many of you already know, your screen size and optimum viewing distance are related. According to THX, the maximum recommended viewing anglethe angle formed by the sides of the screen and your seating position, as shown aboveis 40 degrees. SMPTE (the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers) recommends a minimum viewing angle of 30 degrees. This translates to a viewing distance from 1.2 to 1.6 times the screen's diagonal measurement. For example, if your screen is 50 inches diagonally, the optimum viewing distance is 60 to 80 inches, or 5 to 6.7 feet.
This is much closer than most people sit from their video display. How about you? To vote in this poll, follow these steps:
1. Measure your viewing distance in inches;
2. Divide your viewing distance by your screen's diagonal size in inches;
3. The result is the relationship between your viewing distance and screen size.
Vote to see the results and leave a comment about your choice.