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Old 09-14-2007   #7
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that is exactly what TigerAudio said
Yeh, I know ... I somehow missed his posting. Sorry about that.
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when i worked at circuit city we taught people to sit 2.5 to 3 times the distance of their screen away. 61" would be a minimum of 182" away. but they came up with that before hd got really good.

i would put in a bluray, and move back until you don't see the pixels fluctuate in color (they'll look like they're dancing).
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I have a 60" Pioneer signature elite ... after using it for about 6 months I think I have found the ideal distance For me (emphasis on "for me" since everyone has their own "ideal") ... 7 1/2 feet. That distance works for me whether watching Blu-ray or broadcast HDTV. That distance is paticularly great for watching movies and sports in HD. Since I never watch SD (what a waste that would be on my TV ... and there is more HD on than I have time to watch), that distance never changes.

By the way, I would have to move within 3 feet before I would see any pixel fluctuation on my TV.
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I have a 60" Pioneer signature elite ... after using it for about 6 months I think I have found the ideal distance For me (emphasis on "for me" since everyone has their own "ideal") ... 7 1/2 feet. That distance works for me whether watching Blu-ray or broadcast HDTV. That distance is paticularly great for watching movies and sports in HD. Since I never watch SD (what a waste that would be on my TV ... and there is more HD on than I have time to watch), that distance never changes.

By the way, I would have to move within 3 feet before I would see any pixel fluctuation on my TV.
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I heard that it's more like 10 to 12 for a screen that size so you dont see the grain/gain of the screen.
according to the chart I posted earlier, it looks like you could go to a max of 11ft before losing the benefit of 1080P.
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If we're talking about a 1080p display that doesn't introduce it's own artifacts (like some early LCD and Plasmas did with excessive screen-door), then you want to be between 1.5 and 1.75 screen-widths away from your screen. This is true for all screen sizes.

My screen (projection) is 8 feet wide, and I sit about 12 feet back. For a screen that's 4 feet wide, sitting 6-8 feet back would be ideal. For a screen that's 3 feet wide, sitting 4.5-5.5 feet back would be ideal. Whatever the size, sitting between @ 1.5 give or take is what you should aim for if your furniture and decorating layout can handle it.

You can sit closer, but you might see the limits of your display's screen and source. You can sit farther, but then you're missing out on the wide-angle experience that can make HD images so immersive.

The old rules of thumb have no bearing with 1080p HD. You had to sit far away from 480i NTSC sets because they looked horrible with aliasing etc. Forget everything you ever heard during the days of NTSC. HD, like film, is meant to be viewed "wide angle" to partially fill your peripheral vision. That's what triggers the "involved" sensation that sitting too far away can't do.

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