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post #1 of 3 Old 09-07-2001, 07:07 AM - Thread Starter
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I know this has been asked alot, but here goes again what size RPTV should I get for say 14 ft viewing distance, what is the formula for size to distance? Thank you for your help!
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Assuming you are talking about 16:9 HDTV , the optimal viewing distance is generally considered to be about 3.3 screen heights.

So, if you are 14 feet away, that gives a height of 51 inches. As it happens, the diagonal of a 16:9 set is very close to twice the height, so you would need a 102 inch set !!!

But since HDTV sets and broadcasts are less than optimal at the current time, a somewhat smaller set would be ok.


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I doubt there is a RPTV made that is going to be too big for that distance. If I were you I'd probably get a 65" 16x9, maybe even bigger if you can find (and afford) it.
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