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Plasma-LCD and viewing distance

Discussion in 'LCD & LED LCD TVs' started by Dreamboy, Jul 1, 2004.

  1. Dreamboy

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    I'm considering a new parameter when buying my new TV. The distance I have from my seat to the wall is not very far (3 mts./9 feet).

    I don't know if this is too close for a 42" plasma or maybe a 30" LCD will be better. I personally think that plasmas looks better at short distance that LCD's. Images seems more "soft".

    What do you think about this?
     
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    I was a little concerned when I bought mine as I thought it would show up imperfections at that range. However, I was delighted and felt that it was fine.
     
  3. Dreamboy

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    That's my worryes. I don't know if I will see some imperfections. I know this displays look great at a few meters. But at 3 or less maybe they're too big.

    Thanks for your comments.
     
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    I have a 37" pe30 plasma on a stand. I had it in an alcove at 8ft viewing distance and think that it's very slightly too close (smoothness wise). I have moved it to another part of the room with 11ft viewing distance and this is ideal (smoothness wise), although probably a 42" would be the best of both worlds at this distance.
    Owen.
     
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    Mmmm... The problem is that my livingroom has a rectangular shape. It's 8 meters long but only 3 meters wide. And I have to put the TV on the side wall. The problem is that until I don't see the TV installed I'm not sure if it will be too big.


    Anyway 3 meters is the shortest viewing angle. Looking at the TV from a side distance is bigger. I hope to make the right decision.
     
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    I have mine on a wall and sit about 3 metres away and its perfect,
     
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    Cool!!! Then I hope it will be perfect for me too. I always try to look at the screens at the same distance when looking at them at the shop. But it's dificult so have same distance reference and watching position.
     
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    Mine is about 3.5m away and its perfect.
     
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    Words are fine for TV but what about reading web pages and PC work?
    I've in the 3-4m view range and have bought a multimedia PC sans screen. My gut feel is minimum 30" but anyone have experience of operating a PC at a distance?
     

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