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View Poll Results: What is Your Viewing Distance Relative to Screen Height?
HD—Less than 3 times the screen height 313 36.02%
HD—About 3 times the screen height 227 26.12%
HD—More than 3 times the screen height 177 20.37%
UHD/4K—Less than 1.5 times the screen height 18 2.07%
UHD/4K—About 1.5 times the screen height 41 4.72%
UHD/4K—More than 1.5 times the screen height 93 10.70%
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post #211 of 230 Old 08-23-2017, 08:54 PM
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8 foot wide screen, my viewing distance is anywhere between 8 and 12 feet.
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I have had a 65 inch at about 6~7 foot away and it was giving me such a headache. Now i'm at about 9 foot and it's much better.
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For 65", 12' 6".

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I sit about 6' away from my 64" panny... probably too close. I am close enough that I can make out pixels at times... but I like having the IMAX style viewing distance.

Wow thats really close.

If I'm by myself watching a HD Bluray source I'll do a 'mobile' viewing setup where I do not use my couch and take a computer chair and wheel as close to the plasma as I can just before I can see the pixels. So right now on a 50" plasma it's around 5 1/2 feet but I'd have to measure again when I get home. 6ft for a 64" is really pushing that for HD lol.
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Our distance view for the front row, is 10ft for a 114" diagonal screen.
And often which, the screen could be even bigger


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My screen is 120" and my "eyes" distance is 12 feet.
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65" at 9' away

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55" UHD @ 9.5 feet


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9'6" from a 130" scope screen (51" tall), so 2.2x screen height to seating. Primarily UHD/Blu Ray discs, JVC RS520.

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Currently we have a 49" Sony X800D, gifted by my parents who didn't like their tv, sitting at 12.5-13 feet because of how the room has to be set up. Our entertainment center can hold up to a 65" LG OLED and maybe even go up to 85". I saw some tv that the stand looked like it could fit on it. Now if I go with a short through projector I can get a screen that is 86" wide.
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8.5’ from a 100” 2.35 screen
9’ from a 106” 16:9 screen

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I have a 96 inch diagonal 16:9 screen (47 inches high) and I'm sitting 125 inches from it for 1080P sources. the ratio is 2.65957. :-)


I just bought a JVC RS1000 4K UHD projector and there is no way to change the sitting position so it is going to stay at 125 inches from the screen.
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55" 1080p TV with viewing distance of about 15-16 feet depending on where the four legged furkids move the couch.
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120" and 9,5feet
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My screen is 120" and my "eyes" distance is 12 feet.
Hello are you happy with it thank you
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Hello are you happy with it thank you
I'm not the person you quoted, but I have the same specs. 12" from a 120" 16:9 screen. I personally think it's a bit too close for the full 16:9, but it's about perfect masked down for scope format. I considered just getting a 2.35:1 but I'm not sure I'm willing to give up the extra bits yet for certain things.
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110" 16x9 screen at about 10 feet from my eyes to the screen, though I mostly run it masked / cinescope. When masked, it's a great viewing distance. When at full 16x9, it can seem a bit too big sometimes, and just right at other times.
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I'm not the person you quoted, but I have the same specs. 12" from a 120" 16:9 screen. I personally think it's a bit too close for the full 16:9, but it's about perfect masked down for scope format. I considered just getting a 2.35:1 but I'm not sure I'm willing to give up the extra bits yet for certain things.
Stick with what you have, and run it as constant image height - just remove the masking when you get an Aspect Changing movie like The Dark Knight or Interstellar. Treat it as an IMAX option.

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Stick with what you have, and run it as constant image height - just remove the masking when you get an Aspect Changing movie like The Dark Knight or Interstellar. Treat it as an IMAX option.
Yeah, that's kind of where I'm settling at. Previously I had been unmasking for TV anyway, and it's great for nature stuff like Planet Earth, but maybe a bit uncomfortable for regular TV use. But, yeah it's satisfying to be able to experience the aspect ratio changes, recently watched MI: Fallout this way. I'm working on a cheap 4-way solutions to try, but we'll see.
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