Ventilation necessary?

Discussion in 'Displays' started by brandon_, May 5, 2006.

  1. brandon_

    brandon_ Agent

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    I recently bought a Sony KDF-E55A20, and the recommended distance from a wall is 4". Just wondering if that is necessary or not? The TV is not encased in anything, so it seems like the ventilation would be adequate if it were up against the wall. I ask because I am transforming my bonus room into a theater and could use the extra 4" for viewing. The TV seems just a bit big for 8.5' viewing distance.
     
  2. Phil Iturralde

    Phil Iturralde Screenwriter

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    Rule of thumb, ... if the creator & designer of your HDTV recommends at the very least 4" for ventilation (which is not much when you measure it), ... I would definitely follow that!!!

    Moving the HDTV closer to the wall will probably buffer back the hot air, defeating the purpose of the designed ventilation thru-put. In effect you would raise the internal temperture above the normal operating temp. and probably shorten the life of the Lamp, PCB's, ... etc. - not a good thing! Like PC's. ... heat is the enemy!

    Phil
     

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