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post #1 of 4 Old 08-14-2001, 08:13 PM - Thread Starter
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I will be buying a HDTV in the next 2 months and don't know what size would be right. The sofa will be 7 feet away from the TV. Which size would be optima? 61, 55, 51.

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Depends in part on what you watch the most. Here is one rule of thumb I have seen discussed in the forums, its about right for us and it might work for you:

HD 3.3 x Picture Height (PH)
DVD 5 x PH
NTSC 7 x PH

My RP widescreen 55" Picture Height is about 27" so the recommended viewing distances are approximated being:

HD 7.5'
DVD 11'
NTSC 15:75'

I sit about 11-12' for most things and find it fine and I can move closer for HD if necessary. NTSC is a bit ragged but its not too bad. Good luck.

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Get a 16x9 and the side barred 4x3 NTSC image will be the right size for the distance also. I'd say about a 50" 16x9. I think Toshiba is coming out with one.

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Move the couch back and get a larger tv. Even if you have to knock a hole in the wall or put on an addition!

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