Originally Posted by anthonybuchanan
The viewing angle recommendations by Lucas and Hollywood have been more than violated by me.
And guess what, I am totally happy.
Maybe they have a motive for suggesting you sit back so far.
For me, my eyes at 7.3' for my 100" is perfect.
By employing ultra smooth, texture-less screen surfaces, I've been matching up 720p Res. PJs with 110" to 144" diagonal screens and placing people at 1:1 seating/width ratios for over 6 years.
When I use JVC or Panasonic units, it's even less an issue if the reflecting surface is smooth. The PJ on discussion here falls solidly into that same realm.
Only personal preference need dictate distance these days @ 1080p and w/HD content.
Shucks, I stopped paying all / all attention to THX ratings once they devolved down into 4 different "performance" levels.
They always were nothing concise, if not actually and obviously a marketing tool and revenue source playing upon a name made famous by Fictional fare, which after all....says it all, doesn't it?
That's what is "All Good" about the improvements we see in A/V Gear. If you know ANYTHING", you know what's good or not so much so.....
...and if in doubt, ask the experts what "is good?" We'll tell ya.