Originally Posted by Actionable Mango
I have better than 20/10 vision and I couldn't see the pixels and grid any more when I got far enough back from the screen. I can only estimate the distance, but I'd guess it was around 8-10 feet. At least one negative effect still held even at that distance, like the fine print text at the bottom of the screen for commercials still looked bad, and still looked fine on all the other screens.
It's an interesting coincidence that you recommended that particular Vizio. After being disappointed with the pixel density I looked around at the smaller sets in 1080p and the M322 caught my eye. It looked good enough that I might even have bought one on the spot, but I'm partial to doing lots of research first, and I also know that what you see in the store is worthless in real life. I'll look into it more. I am partial to the picture that plasma provides, but good plasma in smaller sizes doesn't exist for sale any more.
I measured tonight, and it's 15 feet from the front of the TV to the couch.
The specs of my 36" Panasonic TAU CRT says that the max screen resolution is 800 scan lines, so even though it accepts 1080i Component, it can only show 800 lines. It's noticeable within 5 feet, but not from where we sit.
About the Vizio, check the owners thread.
Official 2014 Vizio Mxxx-Bx Series owners thread
There have been a lot of posts of issues....sound sync, able to see the LED array, banding, poor off axis, etc. But the main one is that is my concern is that it only does 300 lines of motion resolution, which a lot of people said that motion/camera pans look bad. Even the CNET review mentioned it, and the only way to get 1080 lines of motion resolution is to enable smooth motion (and one other setting I can't remember), but you then end up with the soap opera effect. At lease with plasma the motion is good, better colors, and no off axis issues. So that's why I think for me, a plasma is the best replacement for my Panasonic CRT.
I wish they made a 42/43F5300 model with 1080p like Panasonic had their 42" 1080p.