Originally Posted by DigsMovies
I say go big! It is personal though- some like to sit in the front of the theater, others in the back. Why don't you just bring a tape measure to the store that sells the T.V. and measure your actual viewing distance?
There's angle of view and visual acuity to consider. I go with the latter. If you have normal 20-20 vision then about 10-1/2 Ft. is the correct distance for an 80" TV showing 1080P. At that distance you can JUST see all the detail that is there. Another words, it's as sharp as reality. If you sit closer, the picture will get gradually softer. If you sit further back, say 16 Ft. you are not seeing all the detail that is there. In fact, at 16Ft. you can't tell the difference between 720P and 1080P.
I had a 55" set previously and I sat about 7 Ft back. The angle of view with my new 80" set at 10.5 Ft. is virtually the same. I have MAYBE one foot further I can move back if I need to but I think I'm basically maxed out size-wise (not a bad problem to have).
Bought a new mount today which I'll put up on the week-end. It's a Sanus VMDD26b. It's built like a tank (weighs 60 Lbs.) It's got everything including Tilt, swivel,extend up to 25", and rotate +/-6 degrees. Quite a difference from the one I bought from Monoprice, but then again, it cost a lot more. JR Electronics in NY has about the best price.http://www.jr.com/product/productLis...sp?Ntt=vmdd26b
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I'll let everyone know how that one works out.