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Viewing a Widescreen TV at an angle

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Brad Gable, Nov 6, 2002.

  1. Brad Gable

    Brad Gable Extra

    Nov 4, 2002
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    Hi All,

    I have ordered a new Pioneer Elite 64" RPTV. While I am waiting for it to be delivered I have been looking into arranging the furniture to get the most seats with a good view of the TV. Of course I will have the sofa located directly in front of the TV so that will allow my wife and I to enjoy the best view. However I am curious if I have chairs located at about a 40 to 45 degree angle to the will they TV be viewable. I am concerned that it may get to dark to view from that angle. Can anyone with a widescreen comment on this.

    Thanks for all the help.

  2. Allan Jayne

    Allan Jayne Cinematographer

    Nov 1, 1998
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    I have a 16:9 RPTV and seen at 45 degrees to the side it is only slightly darker. How much drop off in brightness you get varies from one brand to another.
    With people sitting way off to the side, you will find it advantageous to play 4:3 material stretched to 16:9.
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