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Mits WT-42311 and viewing distance

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#1 of 3 Raymond Hubbard

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Posted February 25 2003 - 04:05 AM

Posted Image I'm considering the Mits WT-42311 because of the size and weight. The problem is that I'll sit about 6 feet from the screen. I will watch mostly cable with some progresive scan DVD's (75%/25%) ratio. A 36" tube is too heavy for my Sanus stand and I would like something larger than 32" but 34" wide screen tubes are just too expensive.

#2 of 3 Jim Williams

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Posted April 22 2003 - 09:39 AM

The rule of thumb that I have seen is 1.5 - 2 times the diagonal size of the screen. In your case that would be 5.25' - 7' away from the screen. With that in mind, 6' is not too close.
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#3 of 3 sean_pecor


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Posted April 23 2003 - 01:49 AM

For 75% regular 4:3 standard cable TV content I suspect that 6' from eyeball to screen may be a little too close but you would "adapt". If you're 6' from the edge of the sofa/chair to the screen, then your eyes are probably 8' from the screen and that would be just fine.

For DVD viewing, 6' from eyeball to screen on a 42" 16:9 is not too close at all. To achieve a 30 degree viewing angle (i.e., the backseat of a movie theater) the recommended distance is around 5.7 feet.

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