Screen-to-eye clearance

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  1. WayneA

    WayneA Auditioning

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    Hi all--

    I have the sinking suspicion that this has been asked before, but could someone help me out with the amount of space needed for the different sizes of screen?

    I live in an apartment with about six or seven feet of clearance between the screen and eye. My budget allows me a 50" RPTV or 42" plasma (EDTV), max.

    Any suggestions?
     
  2. Cees Alons

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    Wayne,

    Welcome to the forum.

    A rule of thumb is: sit not closer than 1 - 1.5x the width of your screen (or else you would have to move your head to much to and fro [​IMG] ), but not more than 6x the width.

    It's a rough figure and also depends on personal taste and other influences (e.g. children generally want to sit a bit closer to the screen than adults might).

    Cees
     
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  4. WayneA

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    Thanks, both of you. Looks like I'm going to go with one of the those 42" Panny plasmas; looks, to me, like a better picture.
     

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