Viewing distance question

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  1. Khasimir

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    Is there a ratio for viewing distance? My viewing distance on my 50" plasma is roughly 14 ft and it seems when I get to around 12 ft I start noticing distortion. I'm wondering if I'm not cutting it a little too close.

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  2. Jim Mcc

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    12' away should not be too close for a 50" screen. What are you watching when you see distortion? DVD's, HDTV, SD?
     
  3. Clinton McClure

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    A good rule of thumb is to be no closer than twice the diagonal distance of the screen. For a 50", I would recommend a viewing distance of 100" (a bit over 8').
     
  4. Dick Knisely

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    Describe what you're seeing. I don't think you should see distortion no matter how close you get. Pixelization, yes. Loss of perceived crispness, yes. Distortion, no -- or at least not as far as I know.
     
  5. ChrisWiggles

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    It really depends on the capabilities of the display. You have to sit a lot farther away from lesser displays that don't have the resolution density.
     

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