Yeah, I should be watching "Bones" like I said I would in my daily HDTV picks; but you know us, we just can't get enough of this stuff! I just had to share this list of five "mistakes" that ABC has summed up nicely. We've presented all of these here at some time or another, but in light of some comments from our "Truth in HDTV Advertising" post, I get the feeling there's some confusion out there. Here's the list from ABC, along with our thoughts and explanations. What you would add?
1. Bigger is better. Well that all depends on how far you'll be sitting from your set. The general rule of thumb I use is that the optimal viewing distance is 1.5 to 2 times the diagonal measurement of a set. Example: For a 60-inch screen, that comes out to 7.5- to 10-feet as optimal. Don't forget that if two screens display the same native resolution, they have the same number of pixels; the bigger the screen in that case, the bigger the pixels.