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Old 09-05-2007   #1
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Default How far away should I sit from my TV?

I have a 61-inch TV and I was wondering if anyone might know the optimal distance I should put my couch away from the TV?
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Old 09-07-2007   #2
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Default Re: How far away should I sit from my TV?

8' - 10' would be the low end starting point.
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Default Re: How far away should I sit from my TV?

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.
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Default Re: How far away should I sit from my TV?

According to THX viewing standards the viewing distance with a 61" diagonal screen is 6.8 (36 degree viewing angle) to 9.6 feet (26 degree viewing angle). The SMPTE viewing distance is recommended at 8.3 feet for a 30 degree viewing angle.

This also depends on the content being played on the screen. Resolved 1080i or 1080p content comes with a recommendation of an 8 foot viewing distance. 480p content comes with a 21 foot viewing distance. Also, the viewing angle comes into play. Greater the angle, shorter the viewing distance, and vice-versa.
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Default Re: How far away should I sit from my TV?

Try this calculator ... it is what I use ...

http://www.myhometheater.homestead.c...l#anchor_13194

So, the calculator reveals the following for a 61" (assuming you are watching 8HDTV) ...

6.8 Feet Recommended THX viewing distance (36 degree viewing angle)

Viewing Distances Based on Visual Acuity
8 Feet Maximum Viewing Distance for HDTV(Fully resolved 1080i; 1920 x 1080)

I am about to purchase a 60" 1080p plasma ... 8 feet is distance I am going to use.
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Default Re: How far away should I sit from my TV?

that is exactly what TigerAudio said
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