60" Sony GWIII optimal viewing distance?

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  1. Marc Carra

    Marc Carra Supporting Actor

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    I just sold my 47" Panasonic CRT RPTV set, and am going to buy a Sony Grand Wega III this weekend. I was sitting 12 feet away from the 47" and found it slightly too small. Will a 60" be 'slightly' too big? 90% of my viewing is HD and upscaled 1080i DVDs. My gut tells me to get the 50" but the 60" looks awefully tempting. Will I see pixel structure on the 60", at 12 feet away? What do you think?

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  2. Eric_Connelly

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    I'm around 15 feet from my 60 GW and never a problem seeing pixels even on NTSC.
     
  3. Marc Carra

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    Eric, the most I can squeeze is 13ft. Do you think this will do? I won't be viewing any NTSC just HD and upscaled DVDs.

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  4. John S

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    I view a 60" RPTV at eve a tad less than 12' on my closest seating. Seems great really.

    Oooo enjoy your new setup there, sounds really nice.
     
  5. Craig

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    You should be fine. I'm 10.5 ft away from my Toshiba 56" widescreen and the picture looks great. The 50" won't be enough of a change from the Panasonic 47", go with the 60".
     

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