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57 inch or 65 inch, which would be better from a viewing distance of about 14 feet.

Discussion in 'Displays' started by Arthur S, Aug 6, 2004.

  1. Arthur S

    Arthur S Well-Known Member

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    Hi all.

    I haven't made up my mind whether to get a 57 or a 65 Rear Projector. The viewing distance will be about 14 feet. Would you recommend a 57 inch or a 65 inch set.

    Also, how would you rate the Toshiba 65 H84 on a scale of 1 to 10, with a score of 10 being perfect.

    Thanks in advance to all those who will share their opinion.

    Thanks

    Artie
     
  2. Eric Samonte

    Eric Samonte Well-Known Member

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    I own a Toshiba 65HX81 and watch from 8 feet. So as u can see, bigger is better and Toshibas r top rated among RPTVs. I've owned 2 already.
    On another note,we're watching an 8 foot wide image off a projector from 14 feet. [​IMG]
     
  3. Stephen Hopkins

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    Either would work well at that distance. If its 14ft from eye to screen then I would go w/ the 65". If it's 14' from eye to the wall the TV will be against or from the back wall the couch/chair is on to the wall the TV will be against then I would go w/ the 57". Also keep in mind that at the larger size HDTV and Progressive Scan DVD will still look great but SDTV may make you want to read a book instead.
     
  4. Shane Martin

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    The 65". I'm at 10 feet back from 55" and it's perfect. 4 more feet back and a 65" would be fine. 57 would actually be small(to me).
     
  5. John F. Palacio

    John F. Palacio Well-Known Member

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    Don't they say the minimum distance is double your screen size?
     
  7. Shane Martin

    Shane Martin Well-Known Member

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    It used to be 1.5 times the screen heighth IIRC. I think it still is.
     
  8. Maurice B

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    Shane Martin said: "It used to be 1.5 times the screen heighth IIRC. I think it still is."

    Only for those with a lousy display or lousy signal source. Or both. These days, High Res, High Lumen displays and PJs that put up a superb image can crowd that down to 1.25:1 easily. My clients with 9' diagonal (8' wide)16:9 Light Fusion Screens, and using PJs from the LCD Z2 up to DLPs like the BenQ 8700+s and Studio Experience 50-HDs regularly sit at 10' from a 96" wide screen and see NO SDE, artifacts, or pixelation. :thu:

    Until they turn on the ol' VCR that is.

    Yeech! Where's a DVDO Scaler/Multiplier when ya needs one.

    Your results may vary depending mostly on the quality of the signal you deliver to your RPTV. I have a Client with a 72" 16:9 Mitsubushi that sits at 9' and enjoys the same size viewing aspect ratio as another Client who sits at 13' watching a 110" wide Painted wall screen. Both have DVDs with DVI HDCP capability, and HDTV tuners.

    I stole their VCRs. Told 'em wicked little Elves took 'em.
     
  9. mark alan

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    I would go with the 8 footer also. When you are comparing screen sizes in inches, you know that you are too small. Inches are for computer screens, feet are for home theater.
     
  10. Brett_A

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    I just picked up a 65H84 from Onecall and love it. I ditched the protective screen right away as it was terrible.

    Haven't done a 56pt yet but with just Avia it looks pretty good. Very happy with the value out the door under $2K shipped
     
  11. Brett_A

    Brett_A Well-Known Member

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    BTW my viewing distance is 12.5' and it is just fine
     
  12. Jerome Grate

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    That Homestead site is pretty cool.
     

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