RP How big?

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Mark James, Jul 16, 2002.

  1. Mark James

    Mark James Auditioning

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    Is there any rules of thumb for how big of an RPTV screen one should consider based on the viewing distance from the screen?
     
  2. Drew Eckhardt

    Drew Eckhardt Stunt Coordinator

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    With progressive scan, a seating distance of 1.5-2X screen width works well for DVDs.

    4:3 diagonals are 5/4 width; 16:9 diagonals are 18/16 width so diagonal measurements which meet this would be .625-.825X seating distance for 4:3 sets, and .563-.743X seating distance for 16:9.

    For contemporary domestic arrangements, this probably means "as big as you can afford."

    Interlaced NTSC gets unwatchable on much smaller screens.
     

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