I will be buying a Panasonic TC-P55VT60 for use as my PC's monitor. I currently have a 42" Plasma TV which it will be replacing. I sit about 3 feet from my 42" TV. How far should I sit from the 55" TV? Do you think it's too big as a PC Monitor?
1) if you can see the individual pixels youre too close
2) if you have to turn your head to see parts of the screen youre too close
as for how far you should sit? one good rule is to sit twice the screen size away. so at 55 inches you'd want to sit about 9 feet away. not an iron clad rule, but a good way to make sure that you wont see pixels or need to move your head around.
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Depends on your need. For me, 55 is way too big as a dedicated PC monitor. The max resolution for it is 1080, so you won't get more pixels on the upgrade. It'll be the same screen, just stretched out to fit 55". If the large size is to assist with a vision issue, then you know what you need to see it well. But for me, more than 24" is too big for 1080. Beyond 24", I want higher resolution to make use of the extra screen. I have a 27" with 1440 resolution.
I don't care about pittsoccer33's second point: I use my higher res monitors at 90+ deg FOV (30" 1600p from 15"), which does make turning my head necessary. That's the benefit of having more "real estate".
For using a tv for a monitor, I would strongly consider the cheap UHDTVs; just today saw a 50" for $600AR.
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