How close do you sit

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    1. _Dragon_

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      When you are watching films, ive got a 65 inch and i sit close to the tv, i sit 6 foot 11, some mates say thats insane far to close, its only two foot out from the minimum viewing distance as some sites say a 8 foot viewing distance.

      I agree its to close for sd but for HD 1080p i think its great. and i bought the tv for watching blurays rubbish sd i just cope with.
       
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      6ft away from a 55" sometimes closer.
       
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      Around 6' away from a 46" 1080p LCD TV.
       
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      I am 7-8ft from my 55" 1080p TV.
       
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      5 to 6 feet from my 65" LED UHD TV.

      Couldn't go back to any further or a smaller screen size now.
       
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      about 4ft away from my 48"
       
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      About two paces from a 50" TV and about three paces away from a 96" projection screen when I can be bothered to get the projector out.
       
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      9ft from 65"
       
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      Around 12ft from a 100" screen here.
       
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      About 9ft from a 50" at present. Probably too far. I get closer for games though.
       
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      About 8 foot away from a 92" projected image.
       
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      About 8 foot from an 86" projected image.
       
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      Around 7 feet for general viewing with a 50in TV - but for 4K Netflix shows and Blu-ray movies etc. I move closer - to around 5 feet.
       
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      2 foot its just like IMAX:laugh:
       
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      I know what you mean about never going back to a smaller screen, funny enough it was the mrs who wanted to go from a "42"to a "65" the 42 was HD Ready so i would of just been happy with a "42" Full HD
       
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      I had a similar jump, 32" to 65". Already considering an upgrade, 65" OLED or 75" LED. It's a vicious circle! :rotfl:

      A lot of what I watch is UHD so the distance becomes important to ensure you're seeing the extra detail.
       
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      Are you going OLED ?
       
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      Nope my tv is just plain HD not 4k not OLED.
       
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      I sit 3m away from a 65" and 3m away from my 3m wide screen.
       
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      Ive got to say sitting so close does show that most sky HD channels are quite low in quality, best by far is sky news.
       
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      Cheers. That reminds me...... imax get my annual eyesight and hearing tests booked in :D
       
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      3m with 4k 75in tv. Would prefer 5m away, but living room not big enough.
       
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      6ft from 65inch 4k TV

      brilliant picture for

      4K UHD Blu ray
      4K Sky
      Blu ray
      Sky HD

      Tony :)
       
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      I sit 6 feet away from a 65" 4K.
      I wish I could get closer but audio considerations prevent it. I would go to 5 feet if it was practical.
       
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      Maybe i should of gone 4k, but at that time i couldn't sit as close as i can now.

      Im not saying i would sit closer than 6 foot 11 but when i have pulled up my chair closer i don't see any pixels jumping out, It still seems pretty good. The only thing sitting close like i do is on the films like Jurassic park where you have a lot of grain it can be distracting, It was distracting when i was sitting 9 foot away.
       
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      8 or 9ft away (haven't measured exactly) away from 58in TV or 102in projector screen. Sitting close to a TV screen is just not the same as a real large screen though, just doesn't feel "cinematic" for the same reason looking at an iPad a foot away from my face is still not the same as watching the TV. Even thoughthe image fills the same amount of my vision, my brain still knows the image is smaller and therefore it has less impact.
       
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      Very true.
      I sit 6 feet from a 65" and it doesn't come close to "cinematic" I know I'm watching a fairly large TV.:(
       
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      So does anyone else sit 6foot watching blurays on just a Full HD screen not 4k or do you think its insane as well?
       
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      I used to before I got my 4K. People often think that it is too close when in fact it is a good distance.
      Only insane to those who don't realise just why you might do this or believe stupid Old Wive's tales about it ruining your eyesight.:rolleyes:
       
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      But there is still the matter of sitting too close. It's not a case of, nose to the screen then slowly move back till you can't see the pixels, it's sitting close enough to benefit the screen size and still take all the visual information in.
      65", 55", 4k , 1080p , A Tamagotchi screen , all the same.
       

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