I have a question about the tight viewing angle and wall-mounting my P50. I'm coming from a panasonic plasma with an outstanding viewing angle, and I admit I was a little surprised by just how tight the viewing angle is on these VA panels, even though I was prepared for it.
When I directly face the center of the screen, the colors and depth of blacks look great. However, if I'm just a tiny bit off-axis, there's a surprising amount of desaturation, and blooming effects are more pronounced. This happens even from sitting on either end of my sofa, which is directly facing the screen: the half of the screen closer to me will look good, and the other half is noticeably washed out. If I lie down on the couch to watch, I'm in pretty poor shape. Colors are very washed out and blacks are gray.
This is not ideal for me. I also know there's nothing "wrong" with the display. It's just a trade-off that comes with these VA panels. But I'm trying to work with it.
I live in a small NYC apartment, and my living room is unusually narrow (it's only 8 feet wide). My seating distance is 6.5', and I can't really change it when the TV is on its stand. So my question is this: would wall-mounting the TV, thus increasing the seating distance to about 7.5', improve these viewing angle issues in any noticeable way? I don't have any desire to wall-mount otherwise, but I'm willing to do it if it allows me to sit near either end of my couch and still enjoy a good picture.
Last edited by scarylarry; 06-07-2016 at 12:59 PM.