Optimum viewing distance

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  1. masher

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    What is considered the optimum viewing distance nowadays for high def LCD (and Plasma) TV's. Is it 1x, 2x the screen size, assuming of course 16:9 not 4:3, or something completely different. :blush:

    View appreciated before I fork out on a new screen. :)

    Cheers Masher. :D
     
  2. Stephen Wilde

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    Your personal choice of view distance will be a compromise between size and quality of picture. Just like crt and projectors. The basic quality of the display will determine how close you can go without pq becoming unacceptable. The higher the resolution and the better the scaler (internal or external) the closer you will be able to go and the bigger the experience.
    A 50" from a close view point will obviously occupy a larger portion of your field of view than a bigger screen from further back.
    Hi Def and 1920x1080 displays should be fun in a year or two. Much closer viewing distances should then be acceptable.
     
  3. technovorgin

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    panny th42pwd6 at 8ft 6 inches awsome :rotfl: :clap:
    i had a philips 9945 at the same distance and it was crap (imho)
    so it depends on the screen make,model etc
     

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