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Viewing Distance With DLP

Discussion in 'TVs' started by sheppy, Jan 8, 2005.

  1. sheppy

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    Have been reading forum now for week or two and have just about convinced the wife to go for tosh 46" DLP

    My only concern now is will be be too close to the telly and notice all kinds of probs.

    What is the best distance to sit from tv?
     
  2. lee31

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    I sit 3.7m away (to front of couch so about 4m from head) IMO, any closer would cause you to notice pixel changes (1000:1 means 1000 pixel changes a second)

    I did have TV at around 3.5m from head over xmas due to furniture moving to get tree & 2nd couch into the lounge for family, since I moved it to where it is now, I can see that the pic has improved
     
  3. Razor

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    I sit around 16 foot away from my screen. (65 inch screen) No problems at all.
     
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    Same as lee - I'll be about 4m from the set. :)
     
  5. fleagledog

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    I think the rule of thumb is roughly 3 times the diagonal size of the screen.
     
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    Except this seems to defeat the object of getting a larger TV for many people.
    Many want a larger TV so they get a bigger picture at the same distance - not so they can sit further away and have the same size picture.

    Of course, the problem is then one of visibility of artefacts. But again, the point of using a HD set, and upscaling the source is to minimize those artefacts so you can have a bigger picture at your normal viewing distance.

    3 to 1 would be 3.5m for the 46" tosh. Lee31's post implies the tosh is borderline at this distance. Though I guess that depends on the source - Lee31 wasnt being specific.
     
  7. maidstoneman30s

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    The main viewing Sofa is near to 11 feet from the TV screen. Its comfortable and not too near, and still a nice large screen. The wife tends to sit at a 40 degree angle at around 9 to 10 feet and still enjoys the view.


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  8. sheppy

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    Cheers Guys for your replies

    I think i.ve made my mind up just need my remortgage offer to come through the post and then Empire direct here i come

    I would be sat abput 4 metres away from tv so i hink thats ok
     

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