In an attempt to contribute to the development of ultra-high-definition (UHD) TV viewing guidelines, the factors that may affect the image quality and visual comfort for both the adult and elderly groups were considered: viewing distance (2H, 4H, and 6H), surrounding environment (illuminance levels 0.6 and 250 lx), video content (day and night, high and low speed), and resolution (UHD and full HD). It was found that the surrounding viewing conditions affected the visual comfort of the adult group more than that of the elderly group. The young adults felt more comfortable visually watching TV in an illuminated room than in a dark room. It was also found that the higher resolution ensures satisfactory visual quality despite the deviations in the viewing distance. With the UHD resolution, the viewing distance was the most significant factor contributing to the image quality and visual comfort for both age groups. Therefore, ‘visual comfort distance’ was recommended considering each human factor variable for the optimal UHD TV viewing experience.
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This work was supported by Institute for Information & Communications Technology Promotion (IITP) [grant number B0101-15-1371].
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- image quality
- viewing distance
- visual comfort