[mythtv-users] Physical TV screen size calculations

Steven Adeff adeffs.mythtv at gmail.com
Tue Sep 12 14:53:25 EDT 2006

On 9/12/06, Steven Adeff <adeffs.mythtv at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 9/11/06, Phill Edwards <philledwards at gmail.com> wrote:
> > I may be buying a plasma or LCD TV soon and I'm trying to work how big
> > it needs to be. I measured the viewing distance and unfortunately it's
> > about 4m. I say unfortunately because from what I've read that means I
> > need a screen that's at least 50" - not only is that going to be damn
> > expensive, it's not going to go down too well in the WAF stakes.
> >
> > Are my calculations correct? I know there was a thread on this once
> > but I can''t find it now.
> http://www.myhometheater.homestead.com/viewingdistancecalculator.html
> doesn't handle 1080p though, which generally means you can decrease
> the viewing distance over 1080i due to the lack of interlace. You do
> get to a point where you can see the "screen door" effect though, the
> degree to which will vary depending on what your watching.
> So basically, just go with the 1080i number, give yourself some margin
> of error on the "I can sit closer" side.

this thread also has some good info...

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