TV Viewing Distance Calculator

Size (and Distance) really does matter when it comes to your TV Viewing experience

“If you sit so close to the television, your eyes will go square!” Who remembers Mum shouting that during every single Saturday morning cartoon session? Well, now you are the boss of your own TV and you could sit with your nose touching the screen if you wished but did you know there are actually optimal viewing distances?


tv viewing distance

Spoiler alert, your mum was wrong about sitting too close because the perfect viewing distance for HD imaging is a lot closer than she would have allowed. Three times the diagonal screen length of your TV used to be the rule of thumb, but with today’s vibrant HDTV picture you only need to sit about “1.5 times the diagonal viewing distance of your TV”*, so if you have purchased a 47” HDTV, the perfect viewing distance is 5.8 feet (179.07cm) from the screen.

If you are lucky enough to be the new owner of a Full HD or Ultra HD screen, you’ll want to move your seat even closer to the action.

TV Viewing Distance…WHY?

Basically viewing distance is about optimising pixel density. Sit too close and your eyes won’t go square but you will notice the actual pixels in the image. When you move back, you’ll notice the pixel density will increase and give you a much better image. However, go too far back you lose the finer details altogether!

That’s why it pays to look at your space and arrange the seating in relation to the size of your TV screen and not just from an aesthetic design perspective.


At the end, the distance you sit from your TV is a personal choice. As a guideline we suggest a 1.5x distance ratio as a starting point for you to decide what TV size or viewing distance is right for you.

(Inches / Centimetres)
(Feet / Centimetres)
(Feet / Centimetres)
32” / 81.28cm 4 feet / 121.92cm 8′ / 242.84cm
39” / 99.06cm 4.8′ / 148.59cm 9.5′ / 297.18cm
42” / 106.68cm 5.2′ / 160.02cm 10.5′ / 320.04cm
47” / 119.38cm 5.8′ / 179.07cm 11.5′ / 358.14cm
50” / 127cm 6.25′ / 190.5cm 12.5′ / 380.10cm
55” / 139.7cm 6.9′ / 209.55cm 14′ / 419.1cm
58” / 147.32cm 7.25′ / 220.98cm 14.5′ / 441.96cm
60” / 152.4cm 7.5′ / 228.6cm 15′ / 457.2cm
65” / 165.1 cm 8.13′ / 252.98cm 16.26′ / 505.96cm

*From HDTVtest’s “TV Viewing Distance Calculator”

*Credit to Panasonic Viera Blogs (


TV Wall Mount

tv wall mount

Put Your TV On The Wall Today

TV Wall Mount Details

SIZE: 14″ – 100″

FUNCTION: Flush, Tilt, Adjustable with Arm, Ceiling Mount, Recessed

Distance from Wall: 25mm (Flush Mount) to 68mm (Tilt Mount)


        • Cables hidden inside wall
        • TV Tuning Included
        • Height Satisfaction Guarantee
        • 10 Year Stability Guarantee


tv wall mount articultated

Make The TV a Feature in Your Home!

tv wall mount

Articulated TV Wall Mounts give flexibility!

We want to ensure your television is mounted at the right height and position to suit you and your family. We can install the television with the bracket you already have, or supply any type of bracket to suit your TV.

TV Wall Mount Services range from $165.00 – $385.00. Call now to discuss your needs on 1800 588 688 or Click Here to Book Online

How do I stop my Digital TV Reception from breaking up?

Call us for quality digital TV antennas guaranteed 1800 588 688 or Click Here for more information.

digital tv reception

Bring your TV to life!

Digital TV Reception

If you are watching digital television and sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn’t that may mean your signals just aren’t quite high enough. Don’t panic! It may be something simple, or it may be that your antenna system is either old or ‘analogue’.

What Can i do about it?

Have one of our local technicians come and inspect your antenna system. We will find out if it’s something simple (which we can fix straight away and get you back up and running) or something more complex (we will still have all the parts there, if your happy with our quote, you’ll be happy watching television that same night!).

How much does it cost?

It depends what the problem is, a simple fix will just be a service call and this will include retuning. If you do need a new digital TV antenna, or a digital booster, we have both economic products (made overseas; available for a great price) or Australian Made products (worth the extra and comes with 5-years hassle free warranty!).

So how do I book?

Simply call our office on 1800 588 688, you’ll always have one of our team answering the phone, and we are here to help. Or Click Here to book online; choose the time and day that suit you best and we will be there.

Old Analogue TV

Snowy analogue TV

Why is it only just breaking up now?

Television Antennas last for years and years usually, however it’s not unusual that they will just stop working completely all of a sudden, or gradually get worse over time. It just depends what quality the equipment was originally. Digital television works differently then the old analogue system. With digital TV you either have enough signal and you get a beautiful picture… or it’s a bit weak and you see problems (whereas with analogue, the picture gradually got worse over time).

HD digital TV

HD DIgital TV

Digital TV Reception

When the weather is good, when the wind is not blowing you will find that digital TV reception works a lot better. For most people when they have a problem is at 6pm when they are trying to watch the news, this is due to the temperature change from day to night. All this means is that your television signal is too low, it’s too close to the cut-off level and this is why it fluctuates from good to bad. The good news is that it can be fixed!

 Call Now

Call Brocky’s TV today and let us get your digital television working with good quality digital TV reception. We are local, we know the area and how to get the best signal. and you can rest assured we’ve used high quality parts because we back it with an unequaled 5-year warranty. We will fix your TV reception guaranteed.   Call us for quality digital TV antennas guaranteed 1800 588 688 or Click Here for more information.

5 Year Warranty on TV Antenna Systems

Why 5 years?

We’ve been using the same Australian Made products since we started business, and have found these products to last and last. It’s our belief that if you are spending money on an Tv antenna or booster upgrade, your should receive a guarantee that it will benefit your house for the long term.

But it’s a basic warranty right?

No. This warranty is a complete assurance that your product will last for at least 5 years (we expect much longer!).

We will cover your product even if it is damaged by external forces such as storms/wind or weather, rust damage and surges in power (or brown-outs). We guarantee you won’t need to replace this Tv antenna at your own cost for at least 5 years, and even if the signals from the transmitters change; yes we will update your Tv antenna to keep to our guarantee.

Is only the Tv antenna covered?

It’s on everything we supply. That means it covers the Tv Antenna, Tv booster, splitter, fittings or cable. Anything we supply is covered; even the small things.

Better yet, if yours is a new home antenna system, or if we have replaced the whole system, we will give a guarantee on the reception itself! That means we guarantee that you will have enough signal, as well as the parts themselves.

What happens if something goes wrong?

First thing to do is call us and describe the problem. If you have our 5 year warranty, we will send our technician out to your house free of charge to analyse the problem. If he discovers the problem is due to a fault of our products, it will be replaced, and your system will be back up and running that same day.

If he finds it’s another fault unrelated to what we installed We still won’t charge you! But we are here to help, so we can quote on the best way to fix the problem (whether it’s a new Tv, recorder, etc) and we will follow through to make sure your system is back working again as soon as possible.

Why is this sort of warranty exclusive to Brocky’s TV?

We’ve gone out of our way years ago to make this our focus. We buy Australian Made Tv antennas and boosters because they last the longest, and we are supporting our local industry. Our workmanship is very high, and this quality of installation contributes to the low fault rate. We are prepared for the long term, and we will still be here to assist you in the future.

You trust our technicians’ knowledge on the best way to fix the reception, and we believe you should be able to trust the products they are installing with the same confidence. Our 5-year labour inclusive warranty is our promise to our clients; We will fix your digital TV reception guaranteed!

1800 588 688 or click here for more information

5 year warranty antenna

5 year warranty for peace of mind

HDTV Online Store

Professional advice and information on how to buy the right television for you, including weekly ‘information specials’ that cover the finer details on which television may suit you best, as well as comparison between brands or models.


Buy from installation technicians, who install televisions all day every day, it’s the only way to guarantee you get the right television! Better yet, we have our technicians write the reviews on the different models, so you can by a TV online yourself, and know that you have bought the right one!

Click Here for HDTV Online Store and Advice.


TV Online

UA32F6400AMXXY TV Online

HDTV Online Store

Technician’s Advice & the Right Price!