Originally Posted by Ken Ross
Yup. Actually I'd give a range of 8'-10' for 'typical viewing distance' for that size screen. I've given distances many times, but of course he's conveniently 'forgotten' those.
No joking, the shootout judges were often examining the screen from 1-3'. No exaggeration. Differences seen from that distance only has zero impact on my purchasing decisions.
You may have said it Ken, and I may have missed it, and for that I apologize.
I need to point out, however, that your definition of normal does not describe many enthusiasts' viewing distance and is a somewhat arbitrary term. I certainly can agree with you that less than 3 feet would be an unsatisfactory viewing distance for screens 55 and up.
I don't like what this thread looks like either. I personally feel that it is primarily due to the many useless, noncontributory and mocking posts provided by people disparaging those who are appropriately exploring comparisons between different TVs, especially with regards to the shootout. It is odd to me that such people can make comments such as "LG is the best, it's always been the best, get over it, this happens every year, who needs a breakdown of the results and judging criteria" and then attribute any counterpoint to pro-Sony bias. How is this scientific? How is this tone positive or objective in any way?
Ken, you have an excellent reputation and I have no doubt that you strive to be very objective. Ultimately however, the one thing you trust is the observation of your own eyes. I just don't understand how then you discount other people's eyewitness perceptions and attribute it to bias.
EDIT: I see the mods have come through and tidied up the thread a bit
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