Page: Viewing Distance and Angle

Viewing angle:

  • A viewer tends to position himself or herself relative to a scene so that the smallest detail of interest in the scene subtends an angle of about one minute of arc (1⁄60°), approximately the limit of angular discrimination for normal vision.

  • For the 483 picture lines of conventional television, the corresponding viewing distance is about seven times picture height (PH); the horizontal viewing angle is about 11°.

  • For the 1080 picture lines of HDTV, the optimum viewing distance is 3.3 screen heights, and the horizontal viewing angle is almost tripled to 28°.

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Viewing distance:

  • It is expressed in units of picture height should be about 3400 divided by the number of picture lines. A computer user tends to position himself or herself closer than this about 50 to 60 percent of this distance – but at this closer distance individual pixels are discernible.
  • Consumer projection television is viewed closer than 7×PH, but at this distance scan lines become objectionable.

$$distance \approx \frac{3400}{lines} \times pH$$

written 8 days ago by gravatar for Ankit Pandey Ankit Pandey70
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