I'm currently designing some web pages that are to be viewed solely on a large screen TV display in a venue. A lot of this data is text driven to show everyone the schedule (think airport flight listings).
I'm struggling to find any resources online with best practices for web design on large screens like TVs where the user will likely be several feet away and have no control over the device. Most of the resources I've found talk about designing for large screens but they assume large monitors hooked up to an input device.
I have a full screen carousel prototype working that slides through multiple screens of data.
Some specific questions I have...
1) What's the best font size? 2) Is light text on a dark background easier to read from a short distance or is dark text on a light background better? 3) What's the optimal slide time to cycle through content?
Any other pointers for designing for large screens and tvs would be greatly appreciated.