Well I’ve returned home for now – studying up on all things Blog Cabin and planning my next trip back. This week you can vote here on media room features up to ten times per day. You can weigh in on the couch, type of sound system and even how the extra space in the room should be used. One thing we have to wait to be surprised by is the television. This has me pondering an age-old question: When it comes to television screens, is bigger always better?
I have some friends that wouldn’t have to hesitate before answering. To them, it’s simple – get the biggest television you can find. I have to admit on game days or when I’ve wanted to watch a movie like Gravity, I’m ringing their doorbell. But when I’m watching the news at night, I don’t want to feel like I’m sitting in Brian Williams’ pores, you know?
Photo: HGTV.com, Shane Inman Design
So how do you know what size TV is right for you? You can start by looking at the size of the room in which it’s going to be used. Most specifically, measure the distance between where you’ll be sitting and where the television will be. The people at THX.com have come up with these amazing useful Seat-To-Screen Viewing Calculations to help you choose the right size for your space.
So if you have 4 feet of space between yourself and your screen, you might opt for a 35-40 inch set (remember screens are measured diagonally). Following these guidelines will not only enhance you TV viewing experience, but also the overall look of the room, guaranteeing a the television won’t overwhelm the space. It’s also worth noting that the guidelines they provide regarding height of your TV might spare you some serious neck pain down the line.
I, for one, can’t wait to see the completed media room in the 2014 Blog Cabin! The truth is the quality of televisions made now is so high, the screen size might matter less anyway.
What do you think? Are you big on the big screen or happy to scale back?