There are many recommendations supplied on the subject of television size by differing professional organizations in the television and movie industries. These
recommendations are based on studies that reflect the visual acuity and comfort of the viewer with
respect to the display of motion pictures in differing formats.
This calculator addresses widescreen (16:9 ratio) displays
regardless of whether the screen type is LCD, plasma, projection, or
otherwise. The calculator has created two boundaries based on the
aforementioned recommendations. The minimum distance is suggested for those
viewers interested in simulating a theater experience with 1080p high definition
material only. The maximum distance is suggested for those viewers who
want the ability to enjoy the detail of high definition material (720p, 1080i, 1080p),
but expect to continue viewing standard definition programming, as
This calculator only creates a "rule of thumb". The comfort zone for
any given viewer may likely exist somewhere between the calculated boundaries.