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What Is the Optimum Viewing Height for My Big Screen TV?

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A big screen television can be the central feature of the family room. Placing it at optimal viewing height allows hours of entertainment without causing eye strain or a crook in the neck.

Optimal Height
The most comfortable television viewing places the center of the TV at eye level when sitting down, which for most people, puts the center of the television about three to four feet off the ground. This placement is not always aesthetically pleasing. Many consider the television too low, especially those with televisions that mount to the wall. For some, it looks nicer to have the television over the fireplace, or mounted like a piece of art.

Mounting Options
Television stands may put smaller televisions at optimal height,…