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best viewing distance for a 64 inch plasma

Well I guess i missed the boat on the pn60f8500. I have ran down a pn64f8500 but I am worried I will be sitting to close to such a large tv. I sit 10 ft away from my tv. The actual size of the tv doesnt bother me but the way the picture will look does. Im sure when watching blu ray 1080p i would be fine but I just don't watch alot of blu rays. Things I mainly watch are on directv hd like sports, news, discovery channel, etc.... None of those are broadcast in 1080p and and im worried ill be sitting to close and the picture wont look as good. Just wondering for those with a 64 how far you sit away and hows pq. Just want to be happy with the $2500 i would be spending. Thanks
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Well I guess i missed the boat on the pn60f8500. I have ran down a pn64f8500 but I am worried I will be sitting to close to such a large tv. I sit 10 ft away from my tv. The actual size of the tv doesnt bother me but the way the picture will look does. Im sure when watching blu ray 1080p i would be fine but I just don't watch alot of blu rays. Things I mainly watch are on directv hd like sports, news, discovery channel, etc.... None of those are broadcast in 1080p and and im worried ill be sitting to close and the picture wont look as good. Just wondering for those with a 64 how far you sit away and hows pq. Just want to be happy with the $2500 i would be spending. Thanks
I have found this site to be fairly helpful. Seems to give you an idea that it is all about personal preference. Me, I just installed a projection screen that is 16:9 = 122" and sitting 12' away. So I wouldn't be too concened with sitting 10' away on a 64". What size TV are you used to watching?

http://hometheaterhero.com/htcalc.html
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I sit 10 ft away from my tv.
We'll be 10 feet away from our 64" when it arrives, moving up from a 54"

I was initially thinking it was going to big for the room, but after viewing a number of large, inferior screens at a few stores this weekend at a similar distance, I'm sure it will fine.
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I have a 51 inch currently. I'm not worried that I'll sit the tv up there and and think that it's to big I'm worried the pq won't be as good because I'd be sitting to close. I can walk up close to my 51 and the picture gets worse. Just the nature of it. Watching 720p broadcast which I think most of what directv is in just worried it won't look as good because I'll be too close. Thabks for the link I'll check it out. I've found that most of the distance calculators are talking in terms of 1080p which obviuosly means you can sit closer to a bigger tv but I'd say my percentage of tv watching is 98% directv 2% blu ray
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Thanks Patrick. Good to know. Hope you like yours!
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Well I guess i missed the boat on the pn60f8500. I have ran down a pn64f8500 but I am worried I will be sitting to close to such a large tv. I sit 10 ft away from my tv. The actual size of the tv doesnt bother me but the way the picture will look does. Im sure when watching blu ray 1080p i would be fine but I just don't watch alot of blu rays. Things I mainly watch are on directv hd like sports, news, discovery channel, etc.... None of those are broadcast in 1080p and and im worried ill be sitting to close and the picture wont look as good. Just wondering for those with a 64 how far you sit away and hows pq. Just want to be happy with the $2500 i would be spending. Thanks
In September I upgraded from a 60" LCD to a 64f8500. Seating area is restricted to maximum 8' from the panel. Programming is primarily sports and 5-6 other shows on major networks delivered OTA or via cable.

At the risk of sounding like a wuss, some close-ups of NFL players have been unsettling. On the other hand, baseball playoffs were outstanding. Too early in the season to have an opinion on bb or hockey.

At times, big budget studio productions look like a high quality painting with motion.

There have been a few occasions sitting another foot or so away from the panel would be an improvement, but I think you'll be pleased watching from 10'.

From 8' with the 64f8500 video production flaws are glaring and rather than tolerate that I just watch something else.

Don't hesitate purchasing the 64F8500 if you believe you've located a good sample.

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I find tuning on Digital Clean View to auto helps clean up the picture of grain which is more noticeable the closer you sit. I would reccomend trying this setting out if you find the picture to be noisy from that distance. This picture noise seems more inherent to the F8500 then other TV's I have used.

My VT60 did not show as much noise in the picture but with the F8500's setting of DCV to auto it really cleans up the picture nicely.

But no, 10ft from a 64" TV is not to close at all. The majority of my watching is Direct TV and I am about 9.5ft away.

I am 10ft away from my 100" projector screen which I have hooked up to my Direct TV through an HDMI switch and a 50ft HDMI cable it it still looks really good on that so 10ft from a 64" flat panel is not even close to being to close.
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I sit 8' away from a 60F5300 and wish it was bigger, so I think you will be fine.
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10' from a 64" would probably be on the FAR end of the scale actually.

I sit about 12" from mine, but the room is set up for a 120" projection screen. if I were watching scope movies on my f8500, i'd probably want to be about 5-6feet away. far enough I can't see any dithering, close enough I can feel the immersion.

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Thanks for the replys! I believe I'm gonna try the 64'''. Best buy had the f8500's back on their website. They all sizes back on website but apparently don't have the 60". When I tried to purchase it its said not available but let me do the 64". I didn't complete the purchase yet so don't know an exact delivery date but will be shortly for those that are looking for f8500's.
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