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Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Arthur E, Feb 25, 2002.

  1. Arthur E

    Arthur E Auditioning

    Feb 23, 2002
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    Hi, I'm starting to design a HT and have lots of questions, but will limit myself to one at this time; namely, viewing distance to the screen. There seems to be more than one rule (or opinion) specifying minimum viewing distance. One opinion even stated "it's a personal preferance, some people sit in the front row of a movie house".

    My preliminary plan assumes a Sanyo PLV-60 projector (1366 x 768 pixels) and a 80" x 45" screen. Is it correct that the pixels on the screen will be 80"/1366=0.058" or about 1/16" square? How far back from the screen must one sit so as not to see the pixel structure? I'm hoping that my family room is large enough.

    Thanks, Art
  2. Neil Joseph

    Neil Joseph Lead Actor

    Jan 16, 1998
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    Neil Joseph
    Hi Arthur, welcome to the forum.

    For that screen size and with that resolution, I would recommend a sitting distance of 13-14ft from the screen. I am assuming you are not line doubling.

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