Locate My TV in My Media Room

Behind The Scenes Details

Creating My Cinematic TV Media Room Area

My 'Media Room Area' is an rectangular area in a room that has a clear space without any walls interfering.

 

The minimum width of this Media Room Area is 12'.  The minimum depth is from 11.5' to 17'.

Step 1: Center Location of My 4K TV & Where I Sit To Watch TV

Find an area of the wall my 4K TV set currently resides that is at least 12 feet wide without any windows.

Then center my TV and where I sit to be at least 6 feet from either side of the wall I have designated.

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Note: if I use a HD TV in my media room, then I must upgrade to a 4K TV to enable a Cinematic TV experience  Why? A HD TV set - with its much lower resolution - requires sitting distances way outside of a Cinematic Viewing experience

Step 2: Center Height of My 4K TV To Match Height Of My Viewing Eyes

I now need to make sure my TV is at the right height so that my eyes are looking straight at the center of the screen.

Here are the heights from the floor to the bottom of the screen bezel:   65" = 2.4',   75" = 2.2'  and  75" = 1.8'.

Step 3: Match My Viewing Distance To My 4K TV Size

Now that I have centered My 4K TV on the wall in my media room area, I now must adjust the distance my seat is from the the front of the TV set.  The closer my seating is to my TV set, the more cinematic my experience.

There are two tradeoffs I must learn:   1) Size vs viewing angle vs viewing distance

From the Viewing Distance to 4K TV Size chart below, find the viewing distance range for my 4K TV set.

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I have already adjust my seating so its centered on my 4K TV.  Now I should see if I can shift my seating closer to my 4K TV.  The most common issue is that I am sitting beyond the recommended Maximum distance.  In this case, I MUST - NO QUESTIONS ASKED - MOVE MY SEATING to be between the recommended Minimum and Maximum distances.

If on the other hand - which rarely occurs - my seating is closer that the minimum distance, then I move it back a bit.

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Behind The Scenes Details

And Of Course 'Behind the Scenes' Has Items Coming Soon :-)

  1. TV Diagonal to width height formulas

  2. TV Width & Viewing Distance Formulas

Cinematic TV Viewing: 2 Variables:  TV Set Size & My Viewing Distance

Now that I have centered My 4K TV on the wall in my media room area, I now must adjust the distance my seat is from the the front of the TV set.  The closer my seating is to my TV set, the more cinematic my experience.

From the Viewing Distance to 4K TV Size chart below, find the viewing distance range for my 4K TV set.

% of Cinematic TV Experience Obtained

                       TV Set Size vs. Viewing Distance

 7'       8'       9'      10'      11'     12'

65"        100%   90%   80%   70%

75"                 100%   90%    80%   70%

85"                           100%   90%    80%   70% 

 

The typical TV-viewer sits 9' away from a 65" 4K TV. Thus typical TV viewer is only getting 80% of the Cinematic TV experience.

Moving Closer To My 4K TV

Since the typical TV-viewer has a 65" 4K TV, this diagram shows the visual difference between sitting 7' vs. 10' from the TV.  There is a 70% Cinematic TV reduction via 3' delta.

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Upgrading To A Larger 4K TV Set

Since the typical TV-viewer sits 9' from the screen, this diagram shows the visual difference between 85" & 65" TVs.  There is a 70% Cinematic TV reduction with a 65" TV.

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How To Improve My Cinematic TV Viewing Experience

There are two things I can do:  1) move closer to my 4K TV set and / or get a larger 4K TV set.

Moving Closer To My 4K TV Set

Since the typical TV-viewer has a 65" 4K TV, this diagram shows the visual difference between sitting 7' vs. 10' from the TV.  There is a 70% Cinematic TV reduction via 3' delta.

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Upgrading To A Larger 4K TV Set

Since the typical TV-viewer sits 9' from the screen, this diagram shows the visual difference between 85" & 65" TVs.  There is a 70% Cinematic TV reduction with a 65" TV.

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