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Seating Distance from the TV?? Need Help!

by MichaelNays / June 12, 2005 12:00 AM PDT

We are interested in buying the 46" Samsung DLP. Our current plan is to put the TV kiddie-cornered in the corner of the room with the couch 7' away. We have really no idea if this is far enough away from the TV. We have gone to the local chain store and looked at the TV from that distance, but it's hard to transfer that image to the actual one in the house on the couch!

Please give me your opinion/recommendation.

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Personal choice.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 12, 2005 12:08 AM PDT

But we have a 54" and it's fine from many distances including 7 foot.


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It's fine!
by emileg / June 12, 2005 9:01 AM PDT

7 feet for a 46 inch TV is fine.

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Optimum distance
by HTHMAN / June 12, 2005 1:17 PM PDT

The optimum distance is calculated as about 5 times the height of your screen. for example if your screen is 24 inches high, the optimum viewing distance is 120 inches or 10 feet. Your set will still appear sharp at shorther and longer distances, but if you are too close, you are actually scanning the screen to watch it. Fit the screen to your room.

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