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RPTV and distance to Sofa!

Discussion in 'Televisions' started by achilles8, Nov 23, 2003.

  1. achilles8

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    Hi! I have been looking at buying a RPTV, but the problem is I have a rather small living room (around 12' X 10') and my sofas are about 8 feet from my TV. So I am not sure if a 50" or 42" TV will be too big and I will be able to see too much moiring etc.

    Can anybody in a similar situation help ?
     
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    my room is about 12'X12'. I have a sony 44 rp tv. I watch it from about 8 feet away and have no problems at all. I think any bigger than 44' may be a problem for me though

    hth
    shaun
     
  3. Gillious

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    I've a 42 RPTV that's just a little under 8ft away from my sofa and it's fine. Don't think i'd want to be any closer or have a bigger screen tho.
     
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    Hi,

    i have a tosh 50" and am looking from 3 meter(9 feet).

    And i am having no problems with it.

    I think that if i bougth a 57inch it will not be too big.

    MVrg,
    Raymen
     
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    I'm considering buying a 42" RPTV, and it will be about 8 feet away too for me.

    Do your TV's have progressive scanning, if not how do they fair at that distance to sofa? I.e. any drawbacks whilst playing DVD's, especially NTSC?

    Thanks,
    Andy.
     
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    Hi,

    Wich rptv are you bying.

    Because on my tosh i can not see te scan lines in this distance.

    But if i sit any closer i will see the lines.

    But if you by the tosh 51wh36p that will not be any problem(because of the progressive scan.)

    Mvrg,
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    Getting a special price on the 42WH38. I know the 36 series has progressive scan, so will look better. Just wanted to know if anyone has a RPT which doesn't have progressive scan, and wanted to know how it looks at this distance. I went into Currys today and saw the 42WH38, seemed ok at around 8-10 feet. But wondered how it looked for people who actually have them in their home, especially wanting to know how their region 1 DVD's play on a non progressive scan TV.
    Thanks.
    Andy.
    a progressive scan TV will blow my budget, this is why im asking. thanks.
     
  8. raymen

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    Well for me there is only one rptv,and that is a toshiba one.
    Far beter then the sony`s en thomsons.
    But if you want too know if it stand out with normal crt television.
    YES IT DOES.
    With good calibrations and a al the tweaks on this forum it is just perfect.
    I just finisht The two Towers and the picture of this R1 disc is just perfect on my non-progressive scan rptv.:D
    I can recommend you the tellie very much.
    And if you do a search on the 50wh18p you will find many people that also love this machine...


    MVrg,
    RAymen
     
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    How well does your RPT show normal tv broadcasts and / or cable broadcasts? I've heard RPT's arent that sharp? Relating to the orginal question about distance from sofa... does this have a big effect?
    Andy.
     
  10. Gillious

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    I'd say it's more the size of RPTV's that shows up weak broadcasts. I find with Sky+ there is a big difference between the likes of the movies premier channels, and those like Smash Hits/Kiss etc.

    If you feed them with a poor quality input you are much more likely to notice it because of the big screen. Saying this at 8ft away the PQ looks great even with weaker broadcasts.

    I will say I notice that older programs really don't look great, of course it's the same on DV CRT's just having it blown up even bigger don't help.

    I also just watched LORT Two Towers on my 42PW23 (non-progscan) NTSC and it looks nothing short of stunning to me.

    As for sharpness, I’d say mine is too sharp at times if anything.
     

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