What is your ideal sitting position for watching TV?

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous' started by Extrocomp, Nov 14, 2013.

  1. Extrocomp

    Extrocomp Captain Captain

    Jul 6, 2004
    I'm just wondering how people prefer to watch TV (and long movies in particular). I'm trying to find the most comfortable sitting position for watching long movies, so I won't have to fidget and change positions throughout the movie.

    Do you sit on a couch or on a chair?

    Do you rest your head or do you prefer to sit up straight?

    Do you use a pillow to support your back or head?

    If you sit on a reclining chair, do you prefer the upright, semi-reclined or fully-reclined positions?

    Do you sit in front of the TV or off to the side?

    Do your sitting preferences vary depending on watch show or movie you're watching?
  2. Melakon

    Melakon Admiral Admiral

    Nov 22, 2012
    Melakon's grave
    In my TV watching days, back when I could actually buy things, I preferred a recliner or a chair with an ottoman.
  3. auntiehill

    auntiehill The Blueness Premium Member

    Feb 7, 2006
    I always sit in my recliner, just slightly reclined, with my feet up. Very comfy.
  4. Captrek

    Captrek Vice Admiral Admiral

    May 24, 2009
    Couch. Leaning back. 25 hours a day.

  5. ElimParra

    ElimParra Proto-Admiral Premium Member

    Jan 18, 2002
    Melbourne, Australia
    I sit in bed and watch TV - as I don't have a couch. Been that way for the last few years.
  6. Green Shirt

    Green Shirt Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Feb 1, 2005
    I sit in a fully reclined recliner, directly in front of the TV, with a neck supporting pillow (and a blanket in cold weather). That is my preferred viewing position 99% of the time.
  7. Captain Ice

    Captain Ice Cookie Constructor Admiral

    Dec 30, 2002
    Getting Captain Ice on to the naughty list
    Most of the time, I either sit in my recliner, partially reclined, or lay on the sofa with my head propped up.
  8. Mr. Laser Beam

    Mr. Laser Beam Fleet Admiral Admiral

    May 10, 2005
    The visitor's bullpen
    My ideal position? Couch. Sitting down and facing front.
  9. bbjeg

    bbjeg Admiral Admiral

    May 24, 2013
    Right here buddy.
    This, plus laying on the bed.
  10. Spot's Meow

    Spot's Meow Spot's Meow Premium Member

    Jul 1, 2004
    Hotel California
    I lay down sideways on the couch, directly in front of the TV. When I do sit up, my feet are always up on the couch with me, either tucked under me or sitting cross-legged. I really don't like sitting straight with my feet on the floor for some reason.
  11. nureintier

    nureintier Commander Red Shirt

    Jun 17, 2013
    PA, USA
    I tend to watch tv/movies/netflix mostly before bed, so I am often laying in bed, surrounded by dogs. In the daytime, though, I sit on the couch or on the floor.
  12. Skywalker

    Skywalker Admiral Admiral

    Feb 24, 2005
    I do most of my TV watching in my room, which is also where my computer is, so I typically watch TV while sitting in my computer chair (thank goodness it's comfy!). I stole the ottoman out of the living room a ways back so if I'm just focusing on the TV I'll usually put my feet up on that.
  13. Enterprise is Great

    Enterprise is Great Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Oct 24, 2004
    Sitting straight up on the couch otherwise I fall asleep.
  14. Captain Kathryn

    Captain Kathryn Commodore Commodore

    Feb 26, 2013
    Captain Kathryn
    None of those, I lay down and watch.
  15. bbailey861

    bbailey861 Admiral Premium Member

    Oct 14, 2009
    Kingston, ON Canada
    Ideally on a recliner. We are in the market for a new one now.
  16. RandyS

    RandyS Vice Admiral Admiral

    Nov 9, 2007
    If I'm alone, in my recliner. With my girlfriend, on the couch, where we either sit, or lay curled up.
  17. Kirby

    Kirby Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Mar 16, 2003
    Alt: 5280
    When I'm alone I lay on the couch. When the family is around I usually sit in a chair with my feet up on the coffee table.