56" or 61" DLP for 10.5 ft. viewing distance?

Discussion in 'Displays' started by RyanQ, Dec 18, 2005.

  1. RyanQ

    RyanQ Extra

    Joined:
    Dec 26, 2004
    Messages:
    20
    Likes Received:
    0
    My TV and couch is ~10.5 ft. away from each other.

    I'm planning on buying a 56" or 61" DLP.

    Which size is more appropriate? Obviously, the 61" is more money, but if I can get away with a 56", I'd rather do that. Anyone have experiences with this distance and set size?
     
  2. Michael TLV

    Michael TLV THX Video Instructor/Calibrator

    Joined:
    Mar 16, 2000
    Messages:
    2,909
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    Calgary, Alberta
    Real Name:
    Michael Chen
    Greetings

    The rule is:

    HD material ... 1 to 3x picture height
    SD material ... 4 to 6x picture height.

    (in order to see all the resolution the picture has to offer.)

    Regards
     
  3. Mike Boniferro

    Mike Boniferro Second Unit

    Joined:
    Aug 21, 1999
    Messages:
    273
    Likes Received:
    0
    50 or 56" would be appropriate for that viewing.

    I'd go with 56" if and only if you will be watching only HD and DVD quality on this TV. It will look hideous at that distance for SD
     
  4. RyanQ

    RyanQ Extra

    Joined:
    Dec 26, 2004
    Messages:
    20
    Likes Received:
    0
    I'll be ordering the DirecTV HD DVR service, and the intent is to watch as much as possible in HD or on DVD.

    There will be some SD watching, though.
     
  5. Chip E

    Chip E Screenwriter

    Joined:
    Nov 25, 2000
    Messages:
    1,165
    Likes Received:
    0
    Either size will be fine at that distance. I sit 13' from a 65" Mit's WS65-413.. it's great. If it were me, i'd get the 61" [​IMG]
     
  6. Reginald Trent

    Reginald Trent Screenwriter

    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2000
    Messages:
    1,313
    Likes Received:
    0
    I'm 8 feet from a 52" Toshiba and know of someone sitting 11 feet from a 92" front projector, both look fine to me.
     
  7. MikeyWeitz

    MikeyWeitz Supporting Actor

    Joined:
    Feb 10, 2002
    Messages:
    939
    Likes Received:
    0
    By the end of this week, I will be sitting 12' from 92" Projector and when not using that for HD & DVD, I will be 13' from my 32" 4:3 Sony HDTV.
     

Share This Page