Ah, not bad. That's about 2.20x screen widths away. PJ owners tend to be much closer (relative to screen size) than that.
I'm about 9ft from 80", about 1.54x screen widths back. That's with a 1080p DLP PJ.
When I only had a 480p PJ I sat at least 2x screen widths back.
In any case, the screen size, resolution and sitting distance is a huge factor in being able to see the small differences a player like the Oppo improves on. I also have a nice 1080p 32" LED LCD that I also sit 9ft from, and I couldn't see any difference between the Oppo and other players on that.
I suspect a lot of that playstation poster's comments about not noticing any differences between PS3 and Oppo probably has a lot to do with the above factors I've mentioned. I've noticed that he hasn't responded to my questions about display size, model, sitting distance, etc. ---all big factors.