Discussion in 'General TV Discussions Forum' started by kurt_ego, Jul 2, 2005.
Am i ok to view one of these from 6ft away? or are my eyes going to explode. Please help!!
I would say that 9 feet is about the minimum for a screen this size. But at the end of the day its up to the indivdual.
i think the reccomend for 50inches is 4m/13 foot
I sit approx 12ft away from my sp50 and it still can feel very up close and personal so 6ft is pretty close for a TV this size. The manuals tend to suggest 9-10ft as a minimum distance otherwise you are liable to suffer with eye strain and I believe that if you do suffer from rainbows they can be made worse when you are closer to the screen.
4 metres may not seem that much but when you actually measure it then it's quite a lot.
Unless you live in a house with whopping great rooms I think that this sort of viewing distance would be impossible to achieve unless you are going to use a larger room as a 'mini cinema' in which case you can place the set at one end of the room & seating as far as possible at the other.
I live in a much larger than average sized semi-detached house & certainly would not be able to achieve such a distance in the sitting room which is the largest room in the house together with the bedroom which is located right above it.
No, your eyes aren't going to explode.
If you have rainbow sensitivity, it may just be aggravated by being close. Other than that, I reckon you'll be getting a good cinematic experience. Enjoy.
Of course, you could always use a smaller television
From a US manual:
46" screen - at least 5.6ft
50" screen - at least 5.9ft
56" screen - at least 6.6ft
61" screen - at least 7.2ft
Or use this viewing distance calculator. 6 ft comes out at a 53" screen to achieve the THX recommended viewing angle for 16:9.
Thats taking into account a HD Signal, for normal SD viewing the viewing distance is much greater.
Spot on there
My parents have a 55" screen.
They sit at 3.5 to 4 meters. I always watch at 3 meters.
They do watch normal TV on it. I only watch HD stuff and (downloaded)films and series with post-processing via PC.
I sit at about 6 feet away and have found no problems , in fact it just adds to the cinema feeling you get with this TV
Just enjoy it no matter where you are
I only sit about 7ft away from my set and doesnt bother me in the slightest, as FG Evans said it just adds to the cinema feeling, PQ is still the bizz.
I sit around 12 foot away from a 65' screen and the missus sits around 9 foot away.
I sit about 10 foot away,PQ is as stunning as ever !! But the misses sits about 65 foot away !! actually she's in a shed all locked up,down the end of my garden !! Best place me thinks !!! Big telly ! Fridge full of beers ! and no verble in the left ear !!!
LOL.... The best place for them sometimes. They can ruin the 5.1/7.1 experiance
What a test.........Looks like you've proved theres no ladies reading!!!
Your perfectly right - but just imagine if they had an 'input' as well as an 'output'
They would make one hell of an amplifier
Maybe we should rename this thread 'Yorkie'
LOL.... Nice too see you back in the forums.
The females seem to come and go on this Forum !!!! What ever happened to Mistycat ? (if she was female )
Maybe she's had her '9' warnings!
This thread seems to have run its course, and then some. Closing.
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