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Alt 03.03.2008, 06:37   #1
Lee Gordon
 
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Best Type of TV for Person with Poor Eyesight

I need to advise someone who is 87 years old and has macular degeneration as
to the best choice for a big-screen TV. The reason for the TV purchase is
obviously the larger screen rather than HD. She also often sits off to the
side (around 30 degrees off center) while multi-tasking. Currently, in the
house she is staying in, there's a 42" DLP set that she can see pretty well,
so 42 inches is the size she's considering, but I want to know if there is a
better choice than DLP for someone whose eyesight is starting to
deteriorate.

Lee

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Alt 03.03.2008, 14:07   #2
Agent_C
 
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Re: Best Type of TV for Person with Poor Eyesight

On Mon, 3 Mar 2008 00:37:14 -0500, "Lee Gordon"
<bucketofspam@comcast.net> wrote:

>She also often sits off to the
>side (around 30 degrees off center) while multi-tasking.


With that type of off-axis viewing, Plasma would be the best choice.

You can get a 50" Panasonic plasma for about $1,500 which would be a
nice upgrade for her. http://tinyurl.com/28vnv8

A_C

 
Alt 03.03.2008, 14:20   #3
Jer
 
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Re: Best Type of TV for Person with Poor Eyesight

Agent_C wrote:
> On Mon, 3 Mar 2008 00:37:14 -0500, "Lee Gordon"
> <bucketofspam@comcast.net> wrote:
>
>> She also often sits off to the
>> side (around 30 degrees off center) while multi-tasking.

>
> With that type of off-axis viewing, Plasma would be the best choice.
>
> You can get a 50" Panasonic plasma for about $1,500 which would be a
> nice upgrade for her. http://tinyurl.com/28vnv8
>
> A_C
>



A friend has a 50" Panny plasma and off-axis viewing sucks.

--
jer
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Alt 03.03.2008, 14:26   #4
Agent_C
 
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Re: Re: Best Type of TV for Person with Poor Eyesight

On Mon, 03 Mar 2008 07:20:48 -0600, Jer <gdunn@airmail.ten> wrote:

>A friend has a 50" Panny plasma and off-axis viewing sucks.


I've never seen a plasma screen where off-axis viewing sucks. Even on
the cheap sets.

I don't buy your observation.

A_C
 
Alt 03.03.2008, 16:04   #5
FDR
 
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Re: Best Type of TV for Person with Poor Eyesight

Agent_C wrote:
> On Mon, 03 Mar 2008 07:20:48 -0600, Jer <gdunn@airmail.ten> wrote:
>
>> A friend has a 50" Panny plasma and off-axis viewing sucks.

>
> I've never seen a plasma screen where off-axis viewing sucks. Even on
> the cheap sets.
>
> I don't buy your observation.
>
> A_C


I have a 42 inch Panny and the off-axis viewing is just fine. Better
than any LCD or projection screens.
 
Alt 03.03.2008, 17:22   #6
the dog from that film you saw
 
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Re: Best Type of TV for Person with Poor Eyesight


"Lee Gordon" <bucketofspam@comcast.net> wrote in message
news:FLadnS1WQoXiE1banZ2dnUVZ_ruqnZ2d@comcast.com...
>I need to advise someone who is 87 years old and has macular degeneration
>as to the best choice for a big-screen TV. The reason for the TV purchase
>is obviously the larger screen rather than HD. She also often sits off to
>the side (around 30 degrees off center) while multi-tasking. Currently, in
>the house she is staying in, there's a 42" DLP set that she can see pretty
>well, so 42 inches is the size she's considering, but I want to know if
>there is a better choice than DLP for someone whose eyesight is starting to
>deteriorate.




a plasma will be brighter for sure - which matters if your eyes are not
great.


--
Gareth.

That fly... is your magic wand.


 
Alt 03.03.2008, 18:27   #7
Bill's News
 
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Re: Best Type of TV for Person with Poor Eyesight

"Lee Gordon" <bucketofspam@comcast.net> wrote in
news:FLadnS1WQoXiE1banZ2dnUVZ_ruqnZ2d@comcast.com:

> I need to advise someone who is 87 years old and has macular
> degeneration as to the best choice for a big-screen TV. The
> reason for the TV purchase is obviously the larger screen
> rather than HD. She also often sits off to the side (around
> 30 degrees off center) while multi-tasking. Currently, in the
> house she is staying in, there's a 42" DLP set that she can
> see pretty well, so 42 inches is the size she's considering,
> but I want to know if there is a better choice than DLP for
> someone whose eyesight is starting to deteriorate.
>
> Lee
>


I'm no doctor, however, many of my senior friends who have this
vision problem can only view items not straight ahead. This does
not mean that they need to sit to the side of the object, merely
that their eyes must be averted from a straight on view. For
example, bridge players will hold thier cards to one side or the
other of dead ahead. Thus, your friend's off-angle viewing
position may be influenced by other factors - such as furniture
location. Seated 90 degrees before the face of the TV she'd need
to turn her head to one side or the other to be able to see the
picture. This is not the same as off-angle viewing.

I mention this because other factors will influence her viewing
pleasure: ambient lighting, as she is a multi-tasker, zooming
capability, relative screen brightness, etc.
 
Alt 03.03.2008, 19:17   #8
pj
 
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Re: Best Type of TV for Person with Poor Eyesight

Bill's News wrote:
> "Lee Gordon" <bucketofspam@comcast.net> wrote in
> news:FLadnS1WQoXiE1banZ2dnUVZ_ruqnZ2d@comcast.com:
>
>> I need to advise someone who is 87 years old and has macular
>> degeneration as to the best choice for a big-screen TV. The
>> reason for the TV purchase is obviously the larger screen
>> rather than HD. She also often sits off to the side (around
>> 30 degrees off center) while multi-tasking. Currently, in the
>> house she is staying in, there's a 42" DLP set that she can
>> see pretty well, so 42 inches is the size she's considering,
>> but I want to know if there is a better choice than DLP for
>> someone whose eyesight is starting to deteriorate.
>>
>> Lee
>>

>
> I'm no doctor, however, many of my senior friends who have this
> vision problem can only view items not straight ahead. This does
> not mean that they need to sit to the side of the object, merely
> that their eyes must be averted from a straight on view. For
> example, bridge players will hold thier cards to one side or the
> other of dead ahead. Thus, your friend's off-angle viewing
> position may be influenced by other factors - such as furniture
> location. Seated 90 degrees before the face of the TV she'd need
> to turn her head to one side or the other to be able to see the
> picture. This is not the same as off-angle viewing.
>
> I mention this because other factors will influence her viewing
> pleasure: ambient lighting, as she is a multi-tasker, zooming
> capability, relative screen brightness, etc.


Just chatted with a long-term friend who has had
Macular Degration for over 10 years.

Generally, Bill's notes above are an excellent
repeat of what my friend conveyed.

We discussed screen size and, he suggests that
slightly-smaller is far better than
slightly-larger when compared against typical
"room size versus screen size" recommendations.
He definitely objects to 'large' home theater
type displays -- takes too much work and he
misses a lot of action. (Forget the 50" plasma!!!)

In his home, he has a 19" in a bedroom, a 27" on
the patio and a new, 32" LCD in the family room.
His viewing distance from the 32 is about 14
feet.

Remember that folks with Macular Degeneration
have poor vision in the center of view. They
have to 'look away' from the TV so that the
image is on the edge of their vision. Most have
self-trained to not look directly at anything
important.

Macular Degeneration is a progressive disease.
At the outset, it's usually a 'softness' in the
center of vision. As it progresses, the
out-of-focus area increases in size.

Bottom Line: Too large a screen results in the
individual being unable to see all of the picture.

--
pj
 
Alt 05.03.2008, 03:23   #9
remysun2000@yahoo.com
 
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Re: Best Type of TV for Person with Poor Eyesight

On Mar 3, 8:07*am, Agent_C <Agent-C-hates-s...@nyc.rr.com> wrote:

> With that type of off-axis viewing, Plasma would be the best choice.


Disagree. I've enjoyed extreme off angle viewing with DLP. My fridge
door is on plane with the screen, five feet off to the side, and I
don't miss a thing, other than it's an awkward, oblique angle.
 
 


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