For Home Cinema Design your high definition or HD display screen will always remain the main attraction. You will always get tempted to increase viewing pleasure by equating the size of the screen, but that has a limit. You don’t want to swing your head like watching a tennis match from one side to another while watching a movie. So, your intention should be the right display and your viewing angle.
Angle optimum for viewing
Television manufacturers, especially HDTV, and also experts of theaters view is that for a better visualization experience, you should have an angle between 30 to 40 degrees with the screen. It means that if you draw a triangle with its base seated on the screen of the television, the angle it makes with your head should be between 30 to 40 degrees. This will make your television viewing movie comfortable and wouldn’t create any pressure on your neck. Therefore, if you are placing lots of chairs, you should make sure that all the chairs are within the optimal angle for viewing.
Angle optimum for distance
The distance between you and the television screen should also be at a distance so that you are comfortable with viewing the screen. The distance should be around 1.5 to 2.5 times the width of the screen. Therefore, you can’t seat closer than 7.5 feet on a screen of 60-inch-width. Also, you can’t seat 12.5 feet away from the screen.
The best viewing height for watching television as mentioned by HDTV and theater experts is that the center of the screen should be directly aligned with the eye of the person watching the television. Some people have a habit of putting the display a bit higher so that they can tilt their head over the back of the screen and watch television, but if you do so, you should tilt the television to that angle to have a comfortable viewing experience.