A house without a TV is just like a palace in the clouds-it is present in fairy tales. And that is only one slight overstatement. A report by The Nielsen Company claims that 96.7% of the U.S. houses have TV sets. Based on my personal experience, over the course of thousands of house construction project, I cannot recall one single instance in which one of my clients designed a house without TV’s location in concern.
This reality sparks some design challenges as house designers take into account the room orientation with competing possible focal points of the exterior views, televisions, and fireplaces. We will today look at one important factors to take into account when you locate your TV: the height. It is not the only thing that you need to think about, for sure, yet if you set your TV too high in relation to the whole space and its intended use, you may end up with total regrets and, quite possibly, a pain on your neck. Here are two important key factors you need to ponder when setting how high your TV should be mounted.
The General Rule of Thumb
There are a lot of issues to take into account when thinking of your TV viewing experience, which includes the quality and size of your TV, and the distance from TV to primary viewing site. However, for one thing, there is simple and real rule: the ideal center of TV screen has to be at the eye level of the viewer.
So, the main factors which come into work as you are thinking of only the ideal height at which to set your TV include the size of your TV and the height of the usual viewers in the house. you can measure your TV and do some simple match, yet the optimum center of a TV that is intended mainly for viewers who are seated on a couch is usually about forty two inches above the floor.
Commonly, a general rule of thumb gor optimum viewing distance from the TV is 2.5 times the diagonal length of screen. Bear in mind, though, that there are various opinions on the rule, and some now have suggested a TV which is larger relative to the area in a room. With the newer, HD televisions, some recommend optimum viewing distance of one-and-a-half times the diagonal TV length.
Different Heights for Different Circumstances
In conditions where a TV is set over a bar, or in one extra room with pool table and some other entertainment features, it is ideal to have the viewing height les dried and cut. All conceivable viewing perspectives have to be taken into account and considered through. The optimum height from the perspective of a person that is seated at the bar may be too low for those who stand around the pool table, attempting to look over the heads of those seated at the bar. It is for this matters that you see TVs in commercial bars and restaurants situated near the ceiling-they need to be viewable from various perspectives.