Sitting distance to Rear Projection?

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  1. John Dietrich

    John Dietrich Auditioning

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    I just received the go ahead to purchase a rear projection TV from my wife. YEA!!! The room we will be sitting in is about 12' 4" wide. With a couch directly in front of the TV, I'm thinking I'm going to lose about 18" on the above dimension. Depending on brand of Projection TV, I'm thinking I will lose another 20" to 30" due to depth. So I'm thinking my eyes will be about 9' from the front of the TV. Does anybody know the right size of TV I should be looking for in this situation? I have been out of the hunt for a rear projection the last year, but I did like the pioneer regular series 53" not the elite, but I think price is a issue. oes anybody have any opinions as to brand & models? Thank you!
     
  2. Vince Chan

    Vince Chan Stunt Coordinator

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    John,
    I've got a Toshiba 50A50 50" RPTV and I sit about 8 feet away from it and its fine.. I don't notice the scanlines when I watch movies. My room is about 9' by 12' long.
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    Hi John,
    This topic has been discussed many times www.hometheaterspot.com, frankly IMHO it's the best forum for RPTVs. You can get that question answered and find out a great deal about various makes and models of RPTV's, many of the members are ISF technicians and if you aren't familiar with that term you can also get that cleared up there too!
    Have fun with the new TV!
     
  4. PaulKH

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    John, I have a 53" 16:9 Pioneer Elite (510HD). I sit about 10 feel away from the front of the screen I'd guess. Since you'll be even closer I wouldn't recommend getting a TV bigger than this.
     

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