Have you ever bought a new TV, only to find out that it was too small or too big for your viewing space? Or maybe you have a room in your home and you want to know what size TV you should get for the space. If you want an easy way to calculate the optimal viewing distance from your TV, look no further than this handy tool by Omni Calculator.
Optimal TV Viewing Distance Calculator
For the home theater enthusiast, figuring out screen placement and optimal viewing distance is crucial to maximizing the enjoyment of your investment. You spent good money on a good device and want to enjoy the best picture quality possible. This tool may help you estimate how far you should place seating from the screen.
All you have to do is type in your screen size and select the screen resolution from the drop down list. Your optimal and minimal viewing distances are instantly calculated and displayed. It’s just as easy as that!
But what if you don’t know what your screen size or resolution is? You can gather that information from a variety of places. Your TV might have a sticker on it, or if you still have the original box or instruction manual, it might be listed there. And of course, you could look up the TV model online. Sometimes, the model number itself will give you a clue to its screen size and/or resolution. If you are interested in learning the secrets to decoding TV model numbers, check out this article posted by PC Magazine.
How to measure TV screen size
The size of a screen is the length of its diagonal measurement. If you were to draw and measure an imaginary line from a bottom corner to the opposite upper corner, you would discover the screen’s size. Screen size is always expressed in inches. For example, a 32″ screen has a diagonal length of 32″. If it has a regular aspect ratio of 16:9, then the sides of this screen are 27.9″ and 15.7″, respectively. You can check our math with Omni Calculator’s Pythagorean theorem calculator.
Naturally, the longer the diagonal measurement, the larger the screen. But does bigger mean better when talking about TVs? Not necessarily! To determine which TVs are the best, we also have to take into account screen resolution.
So what does TV resolution actually refer to?
By now, you may have seen or heard of marketing terms such as “HD” or “4K” used to describe the features of TV model. These terms are often used in describing screen resolution – or rather, the number of pixels on the screen. A pixel is the smallest “dot” on the screen can accurately display color information. If you look really closely at your TV, you will discover that the lines are a bit jagged because they actually consist of tiny squares. What you are seeing are individual pixels of the screen.
Screen resolution is a measurement of the number of horizontal pixels times the number of vertical pixels along the edge of the screen. A screen is really just a grid of tiny pixels, similar to the multiplication tables they used to teach students in elementary school. Screen resolutions are typically denoted by the number of horizontal pixels across the edge of the screen. Typical screen sizes are defined in the table below.
480p – 720 pixels by 480 pixels
720p – 1280 pixels by 720 pixels
1080p or HD– 1920 pixels by 1080 pixels
Ultra HD – 3840 pixels by 2160 pixels
4K – 4096 pixels by 2160 pixels
8K – 7680 pixels by 4320 pixels
It is important to note that screen resolution has nothing to do with screen size. There are 70-inch televisions with 4K resolution monitors as well as smartphones outfitted with 4K resolution screens. So those high-end smartphones have screens with very tiny pixels, while the pixels on a 70-inch screen are much bigger. The Jumbotron screen installed at the Dallas Cowboys‘ AT&T Stadium, measures 160 feet wide by 72 feet tall (49 m x 22 m), made to display HD resolution video viewable from the stands, has pixels that are roughly 1 inch wide!
Calculating the ideal TV distance
If you want to calculate the optimal distance between you and the TV, you should know that a typical viewingangleθ lies inthe rangebetween 30° and 40°, as depicted in the image below.
Armed with this knowledge, you can start setting up a room and the furniture within it to take advantage of optimal viewing distance. Although optimal viewing distances can be quickly estimated, there is a science to it all, which involves some pretty involved trigonometry. If you really want to learn the math and science behind proper viewing distance, read the full article by Omni Calculator. Or you can just use the calculator at the beginning of this article and save yourself a bunch of time.
Or just ask the professionals!
Our installation technicians are experienced in mounting TVs and optimizing viewing distances in all kinds of room sizes. Whether you just need a single TV mounted to a wall or want to design a home theater in a bonus room, contact us to learn about all the ways we can help you. Headquartered in Pembroke, GA, we service Savannah, GA and the surrounding areas, including Skidaway Island, Tybee Island, Statesboro, Pooler, Richmond Hill and Hilton Head SC, we install technology for both business and residential customers.
Smart home technology transforms the way we interact with our households, offering comfort, convenience, and efficiency. By combining intelligent systems, appliances and devices, homeowners can easily control and manage their houses, either with a few taps or voice commands. From customizing lighting or temperature to managing security systems, home automation technology allows people to cater to their needs by just a click of a button.
Here are seven key things to know about smart home technology:
Compatibility – It is important to ensure that your devices are compatible with each other and with your chosen platform. Modern voice assistants, such as Amazon Alexa, Siri from Apple or Google Home have become a convenient way to automate devices in the home. Of course, for the most powerful smart home package on the market, Control4 is the way to go!
Security – As with any internet-connected device, home automation technology can be vulnerable to cybersecurity threats. It is important to follow best practices for cybersecurity and to ensure that your devices are protected against potential breaches.
Ease of use – A smart home installation should be easy to use and intuitive, with clear instructions and a user-friendly interface.
Integration – home automation technology should integrate seamlessly with your existing home systems, such as your home Wi-Fi network and entertainment systems.
Scalability – Like technologies used in other industries, home automation technology should be scalable, allowing you to add and remove devices as needed without disrupting your overall system.
Energy savings – A properly configured smart home can help you save on your energy bills by allowing you to control your heating and cooling systems and lighting more efficiently.
Cost – Smart home technology can be expensive, with some devices costing hundreds of dollars. It is important to set a budget and to shop around for the best deals.
Home automation technology offers the chance for you to remotely monitor and control different aspects of your home environment that provides energy saving, peace of mind, and convenience.
If you have questions about your current smart home installation or are interested in making your home smarter, contact us or give us a call at 912-216-4050. Our technicians at Allegiance Technology Solutions are experts at home automation and will help you embrace the future of smart living!
Are you tired of having to go to a crowded movie theater? Or maybe think the prices for movie theater snacks are too high? Are you someone who loves to watch movies, but also loves being in the comfort of your own home? We offer the possibility of having a home theater installed in your home so that you can relax and enjoy the immersive and customizable cinematic space catered to your specific needs.
Five reasons why you should have a home theater:
Convenience – With a home theater system, you can watch movies or TV shows in the comfort of your own home, without having to leave your house or deal with the crowds at a movie theater.
Cost-effective – Going to the movies can be expensive, especially if you go frequently. With a movie theater at home, you can save money in the long run by not having to pay for movie tickets, parking, or those overpriced snacks.
Flexibility – You can watch what you want, when you want, without having to worry about showtimes or availability. You can also pause and rewind the movie as needed, which is not possible in a movie theater.
High-quality experience – With professionally installed audio and video components, you can enjoy stunning visuals, crisp audios, and unparalleled comfort, allowing you to escape into your favorite movies or shows, creating a more immersive and enjoyable viewing experience.
Entertainment for family and friends – A movie theater experience can provide entertainment for friends and family, allowing everyone to enjoy different activities, such as binge watching a show or playing games. It will allow everyone to fully savor in the world of cinema without ever having to leave your home.
If you are a home theater enthusiast and you are looking for the ultimate smart remote, look no further than the Halo Remote family of devices by Control4. Sporting a stylish design, this touchscreen remote gives you all the features you want in a streamlined, user-friendly device. The Halo Remote feels good in the hand, with a premium feel and weight, perfect for one-handed operation. The included base charges the remote when it is placed in the cradle, so you never have to worry about keeping batteries on hand.
The Halo Remote also has responsive, backlit buttons, perfectly sized and intuitively organized for touch-only navigation. If you are like me, you don’t want a bunch of unnecessary buttons making things complicated and confusing. Instead, this remote hides some functionality by presenting those buttons on the touchscreen portion of the remote when a particular function is activated. There is even a voice control button that activates Siri on Apple TV and Xfinity push-to-talk functionality.
The touchscreen is powered by a premium OLED screen, up to 3.2 inches diagonal depending on the model. The screen itself is nice and bright, featuring a nice eye-catching saturation to the colors. The touchscreen interface is customizable to your liking. And the best part, since this is a Control4 remote, not only can you control your televisions, sound bars and streaming boxes, you can control all of your connected smart home devices, including lighting, shades, thermostats and more.
The Halo Remote requires a Control4 smart home system to operate. If you already use a Control4 system, then this elegant remote can be easily integrated into your system. If you are looking to upgrade to a Control4 smart home system, contact us and take full control of your smart home with the most advanced smart remote on the market.
Allegiance Technology Solutions is a certified Control4 dealer, serving the greater Savannah, GA. We offer a variety of smart home solutions. Contact us today if you are interested in upgrading your living space with the latest in entertainment and automation technology.
Tybee Island is a popular vacation destination located just off the coast of Georgia, known for its sandy beaches and laid-back atmosphere. Recently, we had the opportunity to work on a new construction audio video project on the island, and we are excited to share the details with you.
Pre-wiring for a home theater system is an important step in the construction process. It ensures that all of the necessary cables and wiring are in place, so that the system can be easily installed once the home is complete. In this case, we installed pre-wiring for a 5.4.1 system, which includes five surround sound speakers, a subwoofer, and a center channel speaker. This setup provides an immersive and lifelike audio experience, perfect for movie nights or music listening.
In addition to the home theater system, we also installed distributed audio in 10 rooms of the home. This allows the homeowner to play music throughout the house, creating a cohesive and enjoyable audio experience no matter where they are. We used high-quality TruAudioB23 speakers, which deliver excellent sound quality and can be easily controlled via a central system.
Finally, we installed nine televisions throughout the home, ensuring that the homeowner can enjoy their favorite shows and movies from any room. We used the AudioControlMaestro X9 processor to manage the audio and video signals, and Pantages G4 and Avalon G4 power amps to amplify the sound. This setup provides a seamless and reliable audio and video experience, no matter what you’re watching.
Overall, we’re thrilled with the outcome of this Tybee Island new construction audio video project. The homeowner can now enjoy top-quality audio and video in every room of their home, and we’re confident that they’ll get many years of enjoyment out of their new system. If you are building a new home or just in the market for a new audio and video setup, we highly recommend considering pre-wiring to decrease installation costs. If you have any questions, you can contact our professionals at Allegiance Technology Solutions and we will help you get setup with the home theater of your dreams.