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Old 02-24-2020, 07:29 PM   #21
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55" (2019 Vizio M55 Quantum) with a distance of roughly 7 ft
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Old 02-25-2020, 12:27 AM   #22
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quite a lot of 'both' actually

i find tv shows (16:9) 'overwhelming' (quite annoying - daily)

i find movies (21:9) 'surprisingly' comfortable (quite nice actually) - (primarily UHD/Dolby Vision)

note :: LG OLED (55" @ 13')
note :: i 'guess' that i am making up for watching movies in theaters in the 'front row' during my 'childhood'


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Wow. That's really far. Do you watch a lot of TV, or mostly BD/UHD?

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Old 02-26-2020, 11:28 AM   #23
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65" and my head is approximately 8' from the screen.
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Old 02-29-2020, 01:49 PM   #24
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Just ran across this thread after I started experimenting with viewing distance early this morning. I have a Samsung 55 4K TV and am trying the THX optimal viewing distance for 4K which is 3.5 feet from the screen and yes...it's close.

I know people don't like sitting that close which I understand but the immersion factor "seems" to be there. I'll get back after I get a couple movies in.

UPDATE: After watching a movie I found 3.5 feet is to close so I moved the sofa back to 5 feet...works good.

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Old 02-29-2020, 02:37 PM   #25
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65" with couch distance at 12'. Alternate lounge chair option at 6' (involves moving furniture around).
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Old 02-29-2020, 03:57 PM   #26
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40" 3D Samsung in the living room, but where i do my 4k movie watching and video gaming, the spare room has a 55" 4K Samsung, and i'm about 4 feet from the screen. I sit dead center and it's perfect.
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Old 03-01-2020, 06:15 AM   #27
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I Sit 9 feet away from a 120" 16x9 screen. I maybe changing to a 136" 2.39:1 screen soon.
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Old 03-02-2020, 11:31 AM   #28
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60" Plasma and I sit approximately 8 feet from the screen.
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Old 03-02-2020, 02:52 PM   #29
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77” oled ....... viewing distance 6’
FYI in an all black room
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Old 03-03-2020, 02:14 PM   #30
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I have 120inch from a Sony vw285 and sit 7/8 feet away ,never more than 9 and sometimes 6/7 for 3D movies. My chairs are easily movable as I never cared the "home theater" look with stationary row chairs. And really, who wants to sit in that second row anyway, too far away.
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Old 03-07-2020, 02:56 AM   #31
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65". 5 feet
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Old 10-15-2020, 03:39 PM   #32
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I'm thinking about buying my first 4K TV. My viewing distance is around 2 metres/6.5617 ft. I plan to buy 50" TV but I wonder if its too big? I watch a lot of movies and play on PS4.
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Two things many seem to overlook, and I believe should be stated in reviews as well, are the screen size and viewing distance.

I always try to make the most of my setup, and my viewing distance with my Pioneer Kuro LX5090 (50') was 5-6.5 feet (1.5-2m) depending on the quality of the BD, and whether it was 1:78 or with black bars at the top and bottom.
And yes, I also had different audio settings for each viewing distance.

Now, with my new LG C97LA (65') UHD OLED TV it's about 5.8ft (1.7m), which is even closer than the recommended cinema viewing distance, and I might do the reommended distance, as I see every single flaw in my once beloved BDs (macroblocking), but it's great for UHD BDs.

To me it's silly to think that there are so many people that have 65' UHD TVs yet sit 15ft (4.8m) away from it.

What's your screen size and viewing distance in both feet and metres?

I followed this very sensible chart:

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Old 10-16-2020, 04:55 AM   #34
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Galactus123,

You might take a look at this page for some info, if you haven't already seen it.

https://www.rtings.com/tv/reviews/by...e-relationship
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Old 10-16-2020, 08:01 AM   #35
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77 inches (6.4 feet) from my 65" TV, which gives me a viewing angle of exactly 40 degrees.

I spent a bunch of time experimenting to arrive at this distance. I even made a crazy spreadsheet with a bunch of trigonometric formulas to calculate everything, and bought a laser ruler to measure the exact distance.

I decided that the 40-degree viewing angle is perfect. It's very immersive and lets me see lots of detail, but I can still take in most of the screen at once. Works great for all aspect ratios and all types of content (movies, TV, games).

Any closer and it starts to feel too close, to the point where I can easily miss what's happening to the sides of where I'm looking, and shaky-cam stuff starts to get annoying. Any farther and I start losing the details and the big screen impact. The maximum distance I would ever go would be at a 30-degree viewing angle.

Some links that I found helpful:

Home Theater Viewing Angles, Distances and Sightlines
Optimum HDTV viewing distance
TV Size and Viewing Distance Calculator
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Old 10-18-2020, 06:21 AM   #36
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55" and around 8 1/2 feet. I'd love to have a 3D projector one day with a giant screen, but I'm still in love with my GT50. Too bad we'll never see a 4K plasma.
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65 inch and around 2.5 meters
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Old 10-19-2020, 12:58 AM   #38
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55" typically between 5 and 6 feet away. Just a little past 1.5m
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I sit 6 feet away.
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