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Old 11-06-2009, 01:38 AM   #1
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I am guessing this question has been asked before but I searched for 15 minutes and couldn't find anything so I am sorry if this is a repeat post.

How far is everyone sitting from their TV's. Right now our living room is fairly akwardly big. As in its to big to be an ideal viewing enviornment but to small to "section" the room into distinct sections.

Right now I am sitting about 14 feet from my 50" 1080p TV and I am fairly sure I am not getting the benefit of 1080p at that distance.

What is everyone else sitting at and what is the ideal viewing distance for a TV of my size and resolution?
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Old 11-06-2009, 01:41 AM   #2
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9 or 10' from 106" Screen.

Bedroom is 14 or 15' from 32" screen

Living room is 10-11' from 37" screen (but I want a new 50" plasma)
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Old 11-06-2009, 01:43 AM   #3
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I sit 9 feet from my 52" 1080P display & 10 feet from my 106" dia. screen .

I think you are sitting farther away than you should be .
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Old 11-06-2009, 01:47 AM   #4
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I sit 9 feet from my 52" 1080P display & 10 feet from my 106" dia. screen .

I think you are sitting farther away than you should be .
I am sitting wayyyy farther away than I should be. Unfortunately moving the couch closer isn't much of an option because it would make the living room look horrible (what the misses says). I guess I will have to buy a bigger TV .

Or I could try to reorganize the room...yeah that would be a lot cheaper
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Old 11-06-2009, 01:47 AM   #5
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I'm 10.5' from a 76" screen.
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Old 11-06-2009, 01:48 AM   #6
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I am sitting wayyyy farther away than I should be. Unfortunately moving the couch closer isn't much of an option because it would make the living room look horrible (what the misses says). I guess I will have to buy a bigger TV . r
Ask her, move the couch closer or bigger TV? Maybe a projector would be good from that distance
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Old 11-06-2009, 01:49 AM   #7
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About 10ft from a 92" screen in my basement and about 8ft from a 46" lcd in the living room.

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Around 9-11 feet depending where I sit.
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Old 11-06-2009, 01:54 AM   #9
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Roughly 8' from 60" TV.
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I am sitting wayyyy farther away than I should be. Unfortunately moving the couch closer isn't much of an option because it would make the living room look horrible (what the misses says). I guess I will have to buy a bigger TV .

Or I could try to reorganize the room...yeah that would be a lot cheaper
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Ask her, move the couch closer or bigger TV? Maybe a projector would be good from that distance
jdc has A great idea for you kman ..

Put A projector & screen in there & the Wife will love you to death for it !!!
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Old 11-06-2009, 02:15 AM   #11
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I have a 30" CRT Tube Television, and my viewing distance is 16'.

At that distance, given my high quality resolution and color fidelity; any source differences can be easily discerned.

Certainly, given my experience of watching more than 13,000/hrs of HD content of HDTV Broadcast and Blu-ray; watching at home on a quality display is no different than movie theaters; whatever distance relative to the screen, is entirely subjective; whatever you like is what is correct. Given the quality of High Definition, it is as a movie theater; some like to be in the front row, others in the back row, and others still, like the areas between. Once a quality display is acquired, it's really up to you. Certainly, it is not as it was with the many compromises of Standard Definition and Interlaced Broadcast Television.


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Old 11-06-2009, 02:35 AM   #12
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16 feet from a 30" TV seems a little far away, unless that's the only way you can configure your room.
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7 feet for me from my 50" plasma
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I am guessing this question has been asked before but I searched for 15 minutes and couldn't find anything so I am sorry if this is a repeat post.

How far is everyone sitting from their TV's. Right now our living room is fairly akwardly big. As in its to big to be an ideal viewing enviornment but to small to "section" the room into distinct sections.

Right now I am sitting about 14 feet from my 50" 1080p TV and I am fairly sure I am not getting the benefit of 1080p at that distance.

What is everyone else sitting at and what is the ideal viewing distance for a TV of my size and resolution?
im 14' from my 140" screen in the HT, in my game room im 22' from my 47" vizio
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Old 11-06-2009, 03:08 AM   #15
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Im currently running a 7' distance from my 37" lcd.

BUT SOON ...... it will be a 52" lcd!!! bwoo-haa-haa!!!!
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There IS a guide somewhere, & maybe someone will post it if they see this thread. That said, I sit about 8-8.5' away from my 50" 1080i DLP. I too think you are quite further away than you need to be to get the Full Benefit of your HDTV. But, as an above post noted, time to bring up the PROJECTOR/SCREEN idea with the Mrs. Many here like the option of the Drop Down Screen so they can watch TV for normal viewing & use the SCREEN for Movies & Sports.
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I am guessing this question has been asked before but I searched for 15 minutes and couldn't find anything so I am sorry if this is a repeat post.

How far is everyone sitting from their TV's. Right now our living room is fairly akwardly big. As in its to big to be an ideal viewing enviornment but to small to "section" the room into distinct sections.

Right now I am sitting about 14 feet from my 50" 1080p TV and I am fairly sure I am not getting the benefit of 1080p at that distance.

What is everyone else sitting at and what is the ideal viewing distance for a TV of my size and resolution?

On another thread of several pages where people stated their screens and sitting distance I added them and the average was I think about 3.5 Picture Heights away from the screen (Which is equivalent to sitting in the last row on the theater against the back wall) probably because of that (in)famous table where it tells you where is the farthest place you can sit and still see the 1080 lines clearly.

kman, you're sitting at 6.9 Picture Heights away which is even double that. Sit at 7 feet or closer

Or get a 120" Scope screen
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I am guessing this question has been asked before but I searched for 15 minutes and couldn't find anything so I am sorry if this is a repeat post.

How far is everyone sitting from their TV's. Right now our living room is fairly akwardly big. As in its to big to be an ideal viewing enviornment but to small to "section" the room into distinct sections.

Right now I am sitting about 14 feet from my 50" 1080p TV and I am fairly sure I am not getting the benefit of 1080p at that distance.

What is everyone else sitting at and what is the ideal viewing distance for a TV of my size and resolution?

I am sitting either 10' or 15' (based on front or back row)

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9 or 10' from 106" Screen.

Bedroom is 14 or 15' from 32" screen

Living room is 10-11' from 37" screen (but I want a new 50" plasma)
god that 14' to 15' for the bedroom must be bad I'm 7 to 8 away from my 32' and I just couldn't take it anymore and upgraded to a 46'
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god that 14' to 15' for the bedroom must be bad I'm 7 to 8 away from my 32' and I just couldn't take it anymore and upgraded to a 46'
The T.V. in the bedroom gets used very little...... (actually more now, that the wife has a little-one that wakes ups at all hours)

Usually when that T.V. is on..... my eyes are closed
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