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Old 04-17-2013, 09:08 AM   #1
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Question Recommended viewing distance / angle for 3D

Best 3D viewing distance for a 65'' plasma screen ? I need to get best pop out effects and depth from my Panasonic vt30 65''. I can move the couch forward as much as i like.

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Old 08-29-2016, 02:40 PM   #2
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Question Recommended viewing distance

Are there any reliable charts or guidelines to estimate what the best viewing distance is, in relation to display size on the screen?
For example if I have a 120" picture and I sit too close the accuracy and details worsen as more artifact are noticeable. But if I sit too far that would defeat the whole purpose of having a projector to enjoy a big picture.
I was wondering if you guys could provide any trusted guidelines to achieve a seamless picture with a good balance of size and picture quality. Thank you.
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Old 10-19-2016, 05:50 PM   #4
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Are there any reliable charts or guidelines to estimate what the best viewing distance is, in relation to display size on the screen?
For example if I have a 120" picture and I sit too close the accuracy and details worsen as more artifact are noticeable. But if I sit too far that would defeat the whole purpose of having a projector to enjoy a big picture.
I was wondering if you guys could provide any trusted guidelines to achieve a seamless picture with a good balance of size and picture quality. Thank you.
The best is just what is comfortable for you. Everyone is different. Sit at different positions and see what fits your eyes the best. I have a 10 foot screen and my chairs are moveable. I hate those home theater chairs set up in rows. So If I'm alone I can move my chair 4-6 feet away so the picture fills my field of vision. I have my 3D projector set up so I can lower the 16/9 pict to the bottom of the screen and then I mask the top in black and move the chair very close. works for me
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Old 05-21-2017, 09:34 PM   #5
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Who sit 3 feet from a 55 inch to watch 4K.probalys somebody does.I sit 8 feet from my 55 inch B6, I know that i would not see any difference in 4K,but 4K isn't all about the extra details anyway.
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Old 05-21-2017, 11:08 PM   #6
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I am about 6-7 feet away from my 120" screen.
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Old 05-22-2017, 12:21 AM   #7
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I am about 6-7 feet away from my 120" screen.
yea but that's a 120 screen,but 3 feet from a 55 inch so just absurd he he
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Old 05-22-2017, 05:07 AM   #8
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We have a 50 inch set and sit about seven feet away. Best we can do.
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We have a 50 inch set and sit about seven feet away. Best we can do.
7 feet sounds about right on 50 inch,i sit 8 feet from my 55 inch.
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Old 05-22-2017, 02:39 PM   #10
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7 feet sounds about right on 50 inch,i sit 8 feet from my 55 inch.
Hi Shield,

Thanks so much. Always afraid was sitting just a bit too far away to get the best effects. Of course, can't rearrange living room interior to accommodate television set. Glad you are in same ratio for your fifty five inch.
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Old 05-22-2017, 05:36 PM   #11
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When you can clearly make out the pixels, then you are too close. When the image doesn't feel immersive, then you are too far away.
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When you can clearly make out the pixels, then you are too close. When the image doesn't feel immersive, then you are too far away.
3 Feet on 55 inch that is too close he he
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Old 09-15-2017, 03:58 AM   #13
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currently I sit about 12 to 15 feet from my 55 inch tv when watching movies and it looks amazing. My vision is better than 20/20 because of laser surgery... I'm sure sitting a few feet closer would be awesome though but mainly my couch is at the back wall and its just comfortable.
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Old 09-15-2017, 07:45 PM   #14
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Have a 50 inch set and am about 7 to 7-1/2 feet from the screen. Its an active set.
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Old 10-25-2017, 10:21 PM   #15
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Hi peeps. Somewhat new to 3D tvs. Bought myself a 55 inch LG 4K/3D tv

I have had a few different experiences so far . Sometimes i sit about 15 feet away and things look great

other times i sit in a higher chair closer up and things look good , other time on closer on a couch and i notice a lot of double image.

trying to change the angle on the settings doesnt help all that much.

Do you need to be right in the center to get the best view . Sometimes it makes me think my eyes are going wonky.

lots of times the screen would look great , except the bottom where id see a double image. im wondering if its me, some settings or the tv?
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Old 10-26-2017, 12:47 AM   #16
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If you sit in front of the TV when it's off, you can work off the refection.

You should see yourself in the exact center of TV (by height and width).

If your couch is too low you may need to sit up a bit or sit on a large cushion.

For a 55 inch TV, I think you want to sit about 6-7 feet away depending on eyesight.

Some 3D discs have a bit of crosstalk here and there, I see a bit at the bottom too.

But if everything else is setup right, crosstalk should be fairly unusual.
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Old 01-14-2018, 08:06 AM   #17
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I've read that anywhere from 1.5xscreen height to 2xscreen height....but while at an IMAX 3D presentation, I felt the most immersive experience was when the screen filled 90% of the view from my 3D glasses.

In order to replicate this on my 16x9 screen at home, I had to sit at about 1.1xscreen height from my screen. And sure enough the level of immersion matched the IMAX except that I could now see the pixels that made up the 1080p image.

So, I guess I'd like to see where other 3D aficionados think is the ideal viewing distance for 3D.
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Old 01-14-2018, 03:00 PM   #18
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my eye's are roughly 8 ft from a 120 169 screen with a crystal clear picture but if I move up 2 ft it starts to pixelate but not 1 ft . I still think I could get away with a 135 169 screen but I'd have to buy a short throw pj. my rooms only 11.5 ft deep. I'll probably pull the trigger one of these days.
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Old 01-14-2018, 07:53 PM   #19
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This is a detailed article.

http://www.practical-home-theater-gu...-distance.html

I'm sitting a bit further back from the optimal viewing distance for my 50 inch set (approximately 80 inches instead of 70 to 75) but a bigger set would block even more than what my set already does (equipment rack and Blu-ray shelves).

Could bend forward but that's not so comfortable when dealing with a sciatic nerve. LOL
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Old 01-14-2018, 09:41 PM   #20
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I've read that anywhere from 1.5xscreen height to 2xscreen height....but while at an IMAX 3D presentation, I felt the most immersive experience was when the screen filled 90% of the view from my 3D glasses.

In order to replicate this on my 16x9 screen at home, I had to sit at about 1.1xscreen height from my screen. And sure enough the level of immersion matched the IMAX except that I could now see the pixels that made up the 1080p image.

So, I guess I'd like to see where other 3D aficionados think is the ideal viewing distance for 3D.
Yes, being in an Imax theater where the giant screen covers 90% of your vision, the fish are swimming only inches before your sight for an amazing 3D experience. With home 3D, sitting closer will make the screen visually larger in scale, but you're right, you'll see the pixels that deplete some of the 3D effect, as though there was a filter screen over your sight.

I'll sit 3 feet away for a closer view, but most times prefer to sit 5 to 6 feet away from my 3DTVs.
The PSVR gives you a simulated movie screen in 3D space, with stereo 3D blu ray playback, but again, you'll see the pixels since the screen fills up so much of your vision, though it does feel closer to sitting in a movie theater but without any chairs, just darkness and the screen.
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