Projection TV viewing distances

Discussion in 'General TV Discussions Forum' started by magikkk, Jun 18, 2001.

  1. magikkk

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    First off I have to say what a fantastic forum this is, and the way people help each other is first rate. I've spent many hours reading various posts from the last 100 days.
    I want to buy a Toshiba WHOb series RPTV and am trying to decide between the 40 inch or the 46. In my living room I'd be viewing from a distance of about 11ft. I want the bigger screen experience but am concerned at this distance that the 46 may be a little too unforgiving with imperfections. Any user opinions would be gratefully appreciated, I've seen demos of both but i'd like to here from real experience (maybe if I get a 40 I could sit closer if I think it's too small? or is that a bit daft) My credit card finger is twitching - please help before I make too much of an uninformed purchase! Thanks
     
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    Get the 46" I have the 40" and sit about 7-8 foot away and it is starting to look small!!!!
    when watching DVDs imperfections are not to be worried about it was just that news readers looked scary at first ,,,HUGE heads
    :D

    [ 18-06-2001: Message edited by: Strumpers Plunkett ]
     
  3. delta

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    You'll regret not buying the 46" so go for it! I sit about 13 feet from mine. However the convergence settings can be fine tuned better than most so you should not see anything untoward at 11 feet, especially if you are using digital inputs.

    Dave
     
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    I have a 41" Sony, at 9 feet the picture look's fine, but it's started to look a bit small lately :( I would go for the Toshiba 46" if I could go back in a time machine.

    Tim
     
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    Thanks Delta and Strumpers for that. Anyone else got anything to say about my 11ft from a 40 inch or 46? Also as an avid games player with every console from the last few years to feed my addiction - how do games' visuals hold up on these big projection screens? Ta
     
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    Thanks Tim checked out your photos as well.
     
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    well i sit 10 feet away from my 6 1/2 feet front projection screen and that seems fine to me . i would go as big as you have the room for (and the money)

    if you are worryed i would get a tape mesure the exact dist to where the rv screen would be then go take a look at the tv in a shop . take the tape a measure where you will be sat.then have a look . if it looks ok to you then you'r sorted .

    i would'nt even count out somthing bigger if you have the dosh
     
  8. Roland @ B4

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    Didn't our parents warn us about this?

    You sit that close and you'll............
    end up spending fortune in later life.
     
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    sounds about right :D :D :D :D
     
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    i only sit 9 foot from my 56wh08, at first it seemed a bit big but you soon get used to it, get the biggest set you can afford, a front projector next maybe ;)
     
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    Thanks everyone - I've actually gone and bought the 46inch and it's being delivered on Friday. So fingers crossed......
     
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    Hi Magikkk,
    A great choice of television mate.I've had my 46WH for over two weeks now and I have just about got used to the size.I sit about 8 feet away which is fine.Let us know how you get on Friday once it's delivered.
    Honestly,I couldn't stop laughing at the size of it for the first hour!
    ENJOY!!! :D :D :D :D :D
     
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    I had a 40" RP tosh about three weeks ago and i'm well pleased with it. I sit about 7 feet away from mine so it looks huge, i sat the laughing at it for ages too and my family think i am mad!!!Pictures on here!

    But, if you have the funds it has to be done.....Gladiator and X Men look great on it! :D
     
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    Thanks everyone - I'll let you know how I get on, but I'll be off line for a little while as I'm moving house tommorow. Tv arrives Friday. :p
     

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