Originally Posted by bobof
For many folk this isn't feasible or comfortable (myself included). Many folk who wear glasses will have worse vision when their eyes aren't looking through the centre areas of their lenses, and so end up training themselves (often subconsciously) to move their heads more to keep looking through the better part of the lens. For these folk the two options at large screen sizes are move eyes more and get less good vision, or move head. I like neither so go for the 3rd option and sit a bit further back.
I agree I tried 10' with my 123" 16x9 and it was actually a Disaster to be Blunt !!!
If a person was only watching UHD or 4K maybe you could live with those short distances.
(If you didn't mind turning your head that is if you happen to wear glasses as we both do)
However when viewing from Dish Network and according to what you are watching at 10' like I said above it was Pitiful.
At 12' 6" where I finally decided on after slowly and I do mean slowly viewing from the 10' foot and moving back from that point all programming is easily tolerable.
And you do-not have to move your head at all.
I do wear glasses as well as my wife so I can relate to what you commented on at super close viewing distances.
I think I should also mention that if anyone is wondering if you can see the actual difference from viewing Dish Network to 4K ???
Yes, instantly guys at 12' 6" the 4K is totally Awesome as well as HD or UHD.
Bonus to us is we can also like I said above watch Dish Programming as well and even that looks A-OK.
Lastly, it goes without saying all of us are different so if anyone loves viewing from a distance of 8' or 10' that's exactly what they should be doing.