viewing distances for 57" and 65"? please help

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  1. Dustin Wind

    Dustin Wind Stunt Coordinator

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    Hi all,
    I've been searching but can't find what the best viewing distance is for a 57" and a 65" HDTV.

    Also what distances can i "get away with" with both sizes?

    My one wall is only 11 feet....so with the 2 foot width of the TV, i would only be 9 feet away.
    I may be pushing it with a 57"?

    Thanks a ton.
     
  2. Ferdinand*T

    Ferdinand*T Second Unit

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    IMO you should be fine, that's what I plan to do, my room is only 9-1/2' x 11'. There is going to be a big wow factor depending on the size of tv your using now. I talked to a fellow board member and he sits 5-6 feet away from his 65" Mitsu without any problems. Bigger is better in most cases.
     
  3. Bob McElfresh

    Bob McElfresh Producer

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    This link to What Sized RPTV should help.

    The THX recommended distance is about 6.2-8.0 feet for the 57"
    The THX recommended distance is 7.3-10.2 for the 65.

    THX bases it's recomendation on trying to get a ~30 degree viewing angle. The Viewing distance calculator (link in the above thread) has another calculation as well, but it's a bit more complicated.

    Hope this helps.
     
  4. Dustin Wind

    Dustin Wind Stunt Coordinator

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    So i can get away with my 65" on a 11 foot wall?
    Thats a bit of a shock.

    Seems WAY to close...thats great news.
     
  5. Vincent_S

    Vincent_S Second Unit

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    My 61" is 9 ft away. There will be no problem with a 65" 9 ft. away. Once it's there awhile you won't even notice how big it is anymore.
     
  6. Jeff Gatie

    Jeff Gatie Lead Actor

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    I sit 7 ft. away from a 56" (note, 7 ft. eyeball to screen) and it is perfect for HD and DVD's, standard cable TV stinks anyway, so I live with it. You should be fine with a 65" at 9 ft. One warning, you will be shocked when you first see the TV, it will look HUGE. Resist the urge to say "it's too big, I have to return it". In a few weeks, it will look fine and you'll kick yourself for ever considering sending it back.
     
  7. Dustin Wind

    Dustin Wind Stunt Coordinator

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    A lot of web sites have been saying the best with a 65" is 13.5 feet.
    thats a lot of room compared to the 7-8 feet people here are saying!

    All this stuff is so confusing lol./
     
  8. Jeff Engel

    Jeff Engel Stunt Coordinator

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    13 feet is too far, I only sit 10' from my 123" screen. I used to sit 8 ft from my 61" RPTV and that was a fine distance.
     
  9. Dustin Wind

    Dustin Wind Stunt Coordinator

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    I'm so excited now.
    I move into my 1st house on Friday and get the TV delivered then.
    I just had no clue the 65" would fit against the wall i wanted.
    The basement is 11 feet by 19 feet.....the 19 foot wall would be a close fit because there a fire place in the corner and it would look stupid.

    The 11 feet wall is PERFECT for a TV.
    I would have tried to fit on the 19 foot wall.....man, i'm excited.
     
  10. Michael Mathius

    Michael Mathius Supporting Actor

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    Dustin:

    congrats on your new home and tv. I usually don't like like doing this but I could not help notice that you have a basement that's the perfect size for a front projector. I live in Florida and even without a totally light controlled room I'm enjoying my projector.

    With the prices of some very good projectors lower than a to rptv you should alteast give it some thought. I have a 53" Sony rptv and a Sony HS10 front projector with a 100" wide screen which just makes the 53" look small.[​IMG]
     

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