Mounting height of Samsung DLP HL-P5063W

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I was planning on installing this TV above my fireplace in a TV niche.
It would be about 47" off the floor.

Someone was mentioning that when looking at a DLP tv at any sort of
angle (like when you are sitting and you are looking at it up
slightly), the picture tends to lose some of its clarity and focus.

Any truth to this matter?

thanks
LI



Re: Mounting height of Samsung DLP HL-P5063W


>I was planning on installing this TV above my fireplace in a TV niche.
> It would be about 47" off the floor.
>
> Someone was mentioning that when looking at a DLP tv at any sort of
> angle (like when you are sitting and you are looking at it up
> slightly), the picture tends to lose some of its clarity and focus.
>
> Any truth to this matter?
>
> thanks

Here's a quote from the DLP TV Buying Guide website:

"Along with D-ILA, DLPs are the best of the best among rear-projection TV
technologies. Still, they are far from perfect. The eyeball test of
effective viewing gives me about a 100 side-to-side viewing angle. One very
important note here is that, with DLPs, the vertical positioning of the
display should be very close to eye level. The vertical viewing angle on DLP
televisions is far less protracted than its side-to-side viewing angle.
Indeed, the vertical viewing angles of the DLPs I tested were maybe 40 or
so."

I've read differing opinions about the viewing angles for DLP TVs.  Some say
that the picture goes really dark when you're not sitting directly in front
of it, and some say that the picture is absolutely fine at wider viewing
angles.  I think you yourself can make the best determination.  Check it out
at the store (if you haven't bought it yet).  Get the salesperson to raise
the TV to a higher level, or sit on the floor in front of it.  Good luck!

vij




Re: Mounting height of Samsung DLP HL-P5063W


All the DLP sets I've veiwed have shown a very narrow vertical viewing
angle.  You really need to be almost straight-on when viewing them.  You
might be able to compensate by angling the set down a few degrees when
mounting.



>I was planning on installing this TV above my fireplace in a TV niche.
> It would be about 47" off the floor.
>
> Someone was mentioning that when looking at a DLP tv at any sort of
> angle (like when you are sitting and you are looking at it up
> slightly), the picture tends to lose some of its clarity and focus.
>
> Any truth to this matter?
>
> thanks
> LI
>




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