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Viewing distance

Discussion in 'TVs' started by WeirdFish, Jul 6, 2003.

  1. WeirdFish

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    I'm gonna be replacing my 32" Philips and am still unsure whether to get a 36 CRT or 42 RP.

    I'm aware of most of the pro's & cons of both and have a list of both TV's to look at but I've just had a thought, whats general opinion on how close you can sit to a RP?

    My seating position is about 9 - 10 feet away from the screen.
     
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    I have a 42", sit about 2.5 M. fine.

    IMO if I had the choice of a 36" CRT directview at £1600 or a CRT 42"RP at £1000, I'll choose the RP.. I have a 42" RP. If 36" have tweakable/fixable geometry I would consider these. However they are deep, the 42" RP is only 350mm deep.

    Here's a pic taken from my RP.
    http://nathansilly.012webpages.com/

    If you're interested in RP, do a search on my threads (got info on geometry, convergence, SVM etc)

    Distance of 9/10 foot then the extra 8" will help.
     
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    Cheers Nathan.

    I am a little concerned about ambiant light too as the TV is in within a baywindow, and my suggestion of blackout blinds fell on very stoney ground!

    They just dont understand do they:rolleyes:
     
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    I sit about 9 feet away from my 42" rp, and the picture is great. I couldn't now go back to watching anything smaller!

    Mine backs on to french windows & conservatory and ambient light isn't a problem, even with brightness/contrast turned down to 40%.
     
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    Cheers, looks like the way to go then.

    :smashin:
     
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    My Tosh 42" is near enough in my window bay. Considering the sun is shining through my bay window, without the blinds shut, the picture is still more than acceptable. Obviously if the sun is shining directly onto your screen then you would have a problem like any other TV.

    In answer to the main question 9 to 10 feet should be fine and you will not be dissapointed. I went from a 32 to a 42 and was in the same position as you. Now I have it setup near on perfect (with the help of Avia) and cant believe how clear the picture is.

    Hope this helps!! :smashin:
     

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