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1080p has been a buzzword of the last few years at least in the HDTV world that is. Advertisers makes it seem that everyone simply needs to have a 1080p display Some people can take advantage of the extra lines of resolution but sometimes, it's an unnecessary cost. Simply locate your viewing distance on the right hand side and screen size on the bottom, connect the two lines and bam, your optimal screen resolution. Everyone's HDTV viewing situation is different and while 1080p might be slammed into your face while shopping for a new HDTV, it might not be necessary for you.


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720p 1080p Optimal Viewing Distance

You can sit closer to a 1080p HDTV

than you can with a 720p HDTV


Typically, there is an upper and lower boundary for which the resolution and viewing distance (as a function of screen width) becomes important.

You want to benefit from the additional resolution as to not see scan-lines or pixels, yet be able to see increasing finer detail in the source material. You will want to get closer, but not too close. Getting 'too' close means you are allowing yourself to see the pixels and or scan-lines and that is a distraction and reducing the enjoyment of the viewing.

In order to insure that you don't sit 'too' close to the screen you move back to insure you cannot discern pixels and or scan-lines. That is one boundary. But how far back to you sit? Well, if you sit too far back you lose the ability to see the additional detail provided by the additional resolution. Also, sitting too far back means your view can start to take in things not on the screen.

If things off of the screen (e.g. speakers, accent plants, frame pictures, etc.) then you can again become distracted. Being distracted from the content reduces the level of enjoyment because you are no longer engulfed or immersed in the content. So, sitting too far back can lead to other kinds of distractions, and this sets up another boundary.

The THX specification, and others, try to present these boundary concepts in degrees of angle measured to the left and right of a line from the sweet-spot seating position to a point dead-center on the screen. usually the angles have some flexibility, but they do offer some guidelines.


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