The correct viewing distance?



I'm thinking of buying a 37" plasma tv, but I only sit about 3 metres away from the wall, where the tv will be. Is that too close and should I buy a 32" instead?


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Coincidentally, the viewing distance is exactly 3 m for our 42" SD plasma and there is not a hint of pixelation. A few feet closer and the image would not be so good but it is perfect as it is, so it really must be OK for a 37". I seem to recall that a 37" has ~40% less viewing area than a 42" so the pixels must be correspondingly smaller. In fact, I would not dismiss the possibility of a 42" unless you have to since they are such good value for money; they look big on the wall at first but you soon get used to it and the large picture is very appealing (many on these forums woudn't go below 50").


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I'm around 3m away from a 42" plasma with no problems, 37" would be OK but, for me anyway, 32" would be too small.


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