1. Guest,
    If you need help getting to know Xenforo, please see our guide here. If you have feedback or questions, please post those here.
    Dismiss Notice

Viewing distance question

Discussion in 'Displays' started by Khasimir, Dec 16, 2005.

  1. Khasimir

    Khasimir Member

    Joined:
    Jul 24, 2005
    Messages:
    23
    Likes Received:
    0
    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.

    Thanks!
     
  2. Jim Mcc

    Jim Mcc Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 11, 2004
    Messages:
    3,757
    Likes Received:
    38
    Location:
    Oconomowoc, WI.
    Real Name:
    Jim
    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

    Clinton McClure Casual Enthusiast

    Joined:
    Jun 28, 1999
    Messages:
    3,747
    Likes Received:
    226
    Location:
    Central Arkansas
    Real Name:
    Clint
    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

    Dick Knisely Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 22, 2005
    Messages:
    372
    Likes Received:
    0

    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

    ChrisWiggles Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 19, 2002
    Messages:
    4,791
    Likes Received:
    1
    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.
     

Share This Page