What Is a TV Size Distance Calculator?


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A TV size distance calculator helps a consumer determine the optimum television screen size for a viewing area. It suggests a suitable television screen size that can deliver the best picture quality from where the viewer normally sits.

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What Is a TV Size Distance Calculator?
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According to Sony, the room area, the viewing distance and the size and picture quality of the television determine if a viewer may be comfortable while watching television. Sony recommends a 1.6-meter seating distance for a 40-inch full-HD 1080p television. A farther distance of 2.2 meters is recommended if getting an HD-ready television because the screen's scan lines are too noticeable when viewers are seated near the television. As of 2014, with a full-HD model, it's not necessary to move back as the television delivers high-definition details without affecting the viewing experience even when seated up close.

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