It has been a month since I heard this will be the final season of Desperate Housewives, and I am still not finished it. After having suffered the loss of Monk, 24, Lie To Me, along with Brothers and Sisters, I was consoling myself with the fact that shortly it would be the time for Desperate Housewives, House, Modern Family — and oh , Castle. Now DH is going away, and I do not intend to miss a single minute of it.
In honor of this new TV season, I have all sorts of great info on where your wellbeing should proceed, how large it should be and how to not miss as much as an eyebrow lift from your favourite TV personality.
Hey, do not touch that dial! Read on for more ways to get your TV placement right.
For optimal viewing, where if you place the TV?
Place the TV in eye-level. For the best viewing angle, then place the TV low to ensure if you are seated, your head is even with the middle of the screen. You’ll be comfortable if you can sit straight ahead, rather than up or down in the monitor.
If the TV go over the fireplace?
Not if you can help it, however, here’s what to do if you can not. I admit to completely hating the current trend of placing TV niches over the fireplace. Hate it, hate it, hate it. However, if you are stuck and that’s the only place your TV can proceed, place the TV on a wall mount or stand that will allow you to angle down the screen. That’s because the screen is best viewed straight on rather than from an angle.
If you are remodeling or building and still feel you must place your TV over the fireplace, consider a narrow, rectangular terrace positioned very near the ground, such as the one in the photograph above. It will allow you to have lower and much better positioning than placing your TV over a tall fireplace using a tall mantel.
Will Not the TV be in a bad angle if it is to the side of the fireplace?
Not if it’s possible to angle it toward the audiences. The TV cupboard to the left of the fireplace provides more of a straight-on view.
Contemporary house architects
Give yourself some adjustability to get the best viewing angle. This little TV shelf slides forward, and I bet they could angle the TV toward the center of this space.
There are all sorts of mounting brackets for slender, flat panel TVs. You won’t miss a minute of your favorite show when you can angle the TV straight into a fantastic area, then turn it toward the dining area. If you’re going to eat and watch TV anyway, you can at least sit in the table rather than eating on the sofa.
See more of this house (and what’s behind this TV screen)
How large should the TV screen be?
Larger is better — pretty much. Lots of people say they wish they had a larger TV, but have you ever heard anyone complain that their screen is too large? I didn’t think so.
The ideal size for your TV depends on how large the space is, what you are viewing (high def or not), just how far off you’re going to be sitting, and what you are able to afford. Add personal taste to the mixture and there’s no easy answer.
Here is a loose guideline on seeing distances I pulled together from several sources. The best distance for you and your TV may vary:
Display sizes and Basic viewing distances:
26″ screen = 3 to 5.5 feet32″ screen = 4 to 6.5 feet37″ screen = 4.5 to 7.5 feet40″ screen = 5 to 8.5 feet46″ screen = 6 to 9.5 feet52″ screen = 6.5 to 11 feet58″ screen = 7 to 12 feet65″ screen = 8 to 13.5 feet70″ screen = 9 to 15 ft
What’s the best seating arrangement for my home theater?
Place as many seats as possible looking straight at the screen, rather than fanning seats out to the sides.
Pangaea Interior Design, Portland, OR
This home theater was wide enough to add more seats to the side, but we left another row instead. At the pictures, everyone wants to sit at the center for the best opinion, and it is the same for TV.
Pangaea Interior Design, Portland, OR
We constructed a custom riser that curves around the rear of the front row so that the people in the spine can see above the heads of the front. The window is coated with black curtains with room-darkening lining.
Hint: Don’t forget the popcorn! That is a real popcorn machine within this home theater.
What if I do about windows?
Contemplate your window treatments carefully. Notice how in the photograph above, we could view warmth from the window onto the TV screen. Notice also that they have fine, opaque and possibly room-darkening lined curtains to pay for the window. (Pulling the curtains closed also keeps nosy neighbors from understanding how many hours of TV you really watch.)
Avoid placing your TV in front of a window, or reverse a west-facing window. Glare or the difference in light from the windows and your screen can cause eye strain. The outfits they wear on Desperate Housewives cause sufficient eye strain by themselves!
If you adore night soaps, you know that in a split second, a sneaky sideways glance will tell you the two characters are having an affair, or even a tiny cough lets you know that someone has suddenly become terminally ill.
So what do you do in case you do not wish to miss a single minute?
Not an issue! Even a small flat panel TV could be built into a little niche in your cupboard so that you don’t miss anything when you are cooking.
Or, it can go in the backsplash so that you don’t miss out while rinsing a dish.
More ways to add a TV to your kitchen
Or over the refrigerator so getting up to find a snack doesn’t leave you in the dark about the most recent plot twist.
Stay informed about the show while you’re cleaning your teeth or shaving.
Kitchen Designs by Ken Kelly, Inc. (CKD, CBD, CR)
Don’t miss a single romantic moment on The Bachelor while you soak in a bubble bath with candles, champagne and rose petals.
Watch Dancing With the Stars while you’re under the Actual stars!
Deep River Partners
Got you covered at bedtime.
Are you currently an action enthusiast? Don’t miss a single explosion, car chase, or gun fight with numerous displays! The more actions the better!
Alright, I hope this helped you get all set up for the new shows for autumn along with your favorites that are coming backagain.
Inform usWhat show are you really excited to see, and where are you going to be seeing?
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