Televisions are designed to be viewed straight on. This means that the best place to watch your TV or monitor from is directly in front of it, rather than from an angle on either side.
You can still view your TV or monitor from an angle; however, the picture quality will diminish in both colour and contrast the further you move to either side.
The greater the angle, the more noticeable this effect will be.
The following can be affected when viewing your TV or monitor at an angle:
- Colour Gamut
Colour shifts can also occur when viewing a TV or monitor at an angle. These changes can be noticeable at angles as low as 10°, although this will vary between different screen technologies.
To improve the image from an angle, try reducing the overall brightness in the room by turning off any lights and closing any curtains in the room.
Purchasing And Setting Up A New TV
Before purchasing a new TV, consider where it will be set up and where you will be viewing it from.
Below are some examples of good viewing angles:
Below are some examples of viewing angles you should avoid:
To help you to decide which TV best suits your needs, our TVs each have a "viewing angle" rating.
This rating describes the maximum range of viewing angles at which the image can reliably be perceived. Please note that as you approach the extremities of this range, colour shifts, as well as a reduction in contrast and brightness, will become apparent.
For this reason, it is still preferable to view your TV from directly in front, or as close to this as possible.
If you are unable to change your layout to provide a good viewing angle, select a TV with a wide viewing angle rating.
Viewing angle ratings are listed in the 'Specifications' tab at the bottom of each TV's listing. Refer to the 'Display' section of the 'Specifications' tab.
You can also narrow down your options based on the TV's panel technology.
The list below shows which panel technologies generally have the highest viewing angle ratings, from best to worst:
- LED IPS
- LED VA
If you require any further assistance with viewing angles or with choosing a suitable TV, please contact our Customer Care Team.