How Close is TOO Close?

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  1. Linus Tech Tips

    Linus Tech Tips3 months ago

    Thanks to LG for sponsoring this video! Learn more about their NanoCell TV's and click the ‘buy now’ button to see the retail price: (Mobile) (Desktop)

  2. Shinobi 272

    Shinobi 2722 months ago

    I am sitting exactly 8ft from my samsung q90t 75" and its pretty good

  3. Bhadru Maloth

    Bhadru Maloth2 months ago

    Tell linus to keep his current haircut and beard.plz Before Corona he looked like a toothbrush

  4. Churble Furbles

    Churble Furbles3 months ago

    Past "recommendations" were marketing cope for when tv's were too small to matter regardless. There is no affordable imax tv yet, even 86" is only 42" in height,

  5. Tad Mikowsky

    Tad Mikowsky3 months ago


  6. Dipti Goenka

    Dipti Goenka3 months ago

    Can you make a video on combining 8 240mm aio liquid cooler and the temps of ryzen 9 3950x at 4.9ghz oc or 5.0 ghz oc (if possible) BTW love you from India

  7. Arturo Tabera

    Arturo Tabera2 days ago

    1. You left the light on. 2. You didn't play his/her favorite movie.

  8. Joe A

    Joe A3 days ago

    Bought a 55” OLED in the Black Friday deals. I will be sitting 9 feet away and kinda thinking I should of got a 65” now 🙄

  9. Shawn Michael Scott

    Shawn Michael Scott5 days ago

    According to RTINGS resolution per viewing distance ideals.... the only person that actually would actually significantly benefit from 4k is Taran, The THX max recomended zone only slightly benefits from 4k, while the SMPTE zone is just under the perfect distance to fully benefit from 1080p interesting stuff

  10. Aaron Brandon

    Aaron Brandon5 days ago

    Damn I sit 8-9 feet from my 65 inch.. should have bought a 75 inch.....

  11. Shawn Michael Scott

    Shawn Michael Scott5 days ago

    Appearently I'm in the intergalactic standard of overhwhelming immersion camp , and even more, at anywhere between 42 and 50 degree viewing angle ... lmao

  12. Jeff Hood

    Jeff Hood6 days ago

  13. jrzamora6

    jrzamora67 days ago

    IPS does not look good on TVS

  14. FatX Thor24

    FatX Thor2415 days ago

    The placement of the TV is awful. Looks like it's tilted upwards.

  15. Wu吴 子 健

    Wu吴 子 健17 days ago

    A great real life and scientific test of viewing distance. The kids visual acuity is another important reckoning and would confound the results! As the late Stephen Hawkins once size there is - no typical person.

  16. SimpleOne2

    SimpleOne218 days ago

    Matt, Taran, I am JUST LIKE you when it comes to watching movies. I have to sit right up there to feel like I'm getting the "experience"


    MJ_SKILLZ19 days ago

    Why Linus doesn't employ African Americans?


    MJ_SKILLZ19 days ago

    What about 55 inch tv?

  19. Rayza Gaming

    Rayza Gaming20 days ago

    "Our staff"; communism intensifies

  20. DRJ

    DRJ20 days ago

    Thanks for the video, really helped

  21. fep_ ptcp

    fep_ ptcp21 day ago

    I can already feel the headache

  22. High Phi

    High Phi21 day ago

    rule of thumb for viewing distance is 1.4 x screen size. 80" screen = 112" inches away (where your eyes should be not your knees).

  23. Johnnie Simpson

    Johnnie Simpson23 days ago

    Very interesting. Have to check my viewing angle at home.

  24. Steven P

    Steven P23 days ago

    Makes me wonder how I lived as a kid growing up where a 32in tv was considered large and something in the 20s was average for a family.

  25. David Robinson

    David Robinson24 days ago

    I've ordered my 86 inch LG.. Can't wait till i no longer have to watch my pathetic 65 inch anymore.

  26. Billy Bagins

    Billy Bagins27 days ago

    Linus you look like a rooster with that haircut

  27. Salty jr

    Salty jr28 days ago

    3:43 Please tell my mom that, she simply doesn't understand it at all.

  28. Rusty Shackleford

    Rusty Shackleford29 days ago

    Screw you guys, 6 feet away from my 77” is perfect for immersion

  29. Scott

    Scott29 days ago

    Hey guys can you use the earc HDMI port as strictly a HDMI 2.1 for a ps5 or xbox series x, or is it strictly for audio purposes?

  30. John Nemesh

    John NemeshMonth ago

    If your nose is physically touching the screen, you are too close, otherwise, you are not.

  31. Matthew McCann

    Matthew McCannMonth ago

    It seems that with 4k resolution you are finally able to sit closely enough to your TV such that you meet the SMPTE and THX recommended distances, but are far enough away to not be able to discern individual pixels. If this is the case, are there any real benefits to pushing resolutions on new TVs beyond 4k?

  32. Nico Schulz

    Nico SchulzMonth ago

    You tink that 1,50 meters is okay for a 55 inch 4k Tv (mostly for gaming)

  33. David Robinson

    David Robinson24 days ago

    Too small..65 inch for 1.5m

  34. Prabash M V S

    Prabash M V SMonth ago

    1:02 Avenger Infinity War

  35. Justin FisherTv

    Justin FisherTvMonth ago

    Doing this with a 90 inch tv makes no sense idiots for a smaller normal size tv

  36. Damir Sadikovic

    Damir SadikovicMonth ago

    I sit about 6' away from my 65" OLED... its perfect. Also I think we are all thinking it so I'll man up and asks it.... We gonna need to see Sarah's butt for science.

  37. XpodX

    XpodXMonth ago

    I like to sit closer too. I like these multiple people tests, can you do a video where there's blind test on 4k vs 8k and 60hz vs 144hz vs 360hz?

  38. Youthman

    YouthmanMonth ago

    I sit 9’ from my 150” diagonal in 2.35:1 aspect ratio in my dedicated theater room. Myself and my guests feel it’s completely immersive without feeling like it’s too big. Here is a tour of my room -

  39. Jiří Sejkora

    Jiří SejkoraMonth ago

    hype for Nick :)

  40. Kurt Lechner

    Kurt LechnerMonth ago

    Thanks for the video. So far I've been too stupid to choose a comfortable distance from the television. So far I've sat too deep in front of the TV and only seen the newscaster's shoes.

  41. Microage

    MicroageMonth ago

    This TV sucks... Better get a Sony XH90 guys.

  42. Sub Ripper

    Sub RipperMonth ago

    I did the thing holding my hand out to estimate fov, my home setup is ~30° and is just about right for me. Out of curiosity I also compared that to how close I hold my phone when I'm watching videos, and it takes up almost exactly the same footprint as my tv. Interesting.

  43. Rayden

    RaydenMonth ago

    That new intro though!

  44. Brett Cameratraveler

    Brett CameratravelerMonth ago

    2D, 30, 40 degrees...? VR be like 3D, 180 gtfo

  45. Nithin Ravi

    Nithin RaviMonth ago


  46. Leo Mariano

    Leo MarianoMonth ago

    Great content, saying you should seat closer to your tv because its higher content is bullshit

  47. Falxie_

    Falxie_Month ago

    Of course Taran has a "fist test"

  48. Bhavin Patel

    Bhavin PatelMonth ago

    Eyeball not to scale 2:23

  49. Adam A

    Adam A2 months ago

    Me: laughs in sitting a foot and a half from my CX 55

  50. Jason Carls

    Jason Carls2 months ago

    I actually like seeing the pixels on tvs. Am I weird?

  51. Johnny

    Johnny2 months ago

    You should have served people who arent tech literate and see what they say

  52. Tiberius Moon

    Tiberius Moon2 months ago

    Pixel density is also a factor

  53. Dakota Lally

    Dakota Lally2 months ago

    5:26 LMAO!! Taran getting out the mental protractor.

  54. Eduardo Quiroz

    Eduardo Quiroz2 months ago

    Have more pretty girls in your youtubes Linus!!!!! I"m going to rewatch your videos 3 more times now! LOL

  55. BackPa

    BackPa2 months ago

    I watched 120" from 3 meters distance. It was optimal for me.

  56. Regal R4

    Regal R42 months ago

    This video is really relevant to me as I daily drive a 55" Samsung NU8500 as a monitor for work and gaming at about 30". I run it at 1440p 120 Hz. Is there a difference in immersive viewing angle when using it as a monitor and as a tv?

  57. Maik Helling

    Maik Helling2 months ago

    The formula to calculate the optimal distance for sitting infront of your screen is [H/(2*nz*tan(1.5/0.5))] with H= Height of Display and nz= being the pixelcount horizontally. :)

  58. J024

    J0242 months ago

    Of course Taran applies his own science to this.

  59. J024

    J0242 months ago

    Kind of odd LG doesn't make Oled TV's that large. Max LG Oled size is 77" (Apart from that 30k unit)

  60. kasper0823

    kasper08232 months ago

    You get used to it with time. When i got a 32' monitor i was like 'wth was i thinking', now i could go for 40'.


    GAMO MAINIAC2 months ago

    The title looks one out of vsauce's videos

  62. The Real O'Donovan

    The Real O'Donovan2 months ago

    0:50 - -- Don't believe this! I'm on a 32" monitor, at about 34", depending on how I'm sitting. Naturally, if I'm hunched over the keyboard or sitting way back in my chair, that will change. The BEST rule of thumb is to take the WIDTH (NOT the diagonal) of your monitor. You should be sitting at 1 to 1.5 times that distance. With a 32" monitor (31.5 diagonal display), the width is 27" (diagonal measurement x 0.857), which means my sweet spot is 27"-40.5" which is RIGHT where I am. At that distance, it's PERFECT for your field of vision. If you believe the table shown on the screen, I should be at 54". That would make the display TOO small to make use of my field of vision. 2:17 - The "THX recommended distance" is 8.6". The "sweet spot" of 4k over 1080p is at 7.1" to 10.6". That makes somewhere around NINE FEET (NOT almost twelve feet) the best distance for this size display. 3:05 - That would be the 1940s, Linus...NOT the '70s. >facepalm< 6:14 - Basically, everyone in the farther group (including Linus) might just as well be watching a 1080p display because they won't be able to discern any difference. A few years ago, Consumer Reports did a real world test, using a 55" display. EVERY person tested could NOT discern ANY difference until they were MUCH closer than the distance at which they CLAIMED to be able to tell.

  63. BroLifeGaming :

    BroLifeGaming :2 months ago

    well i am very special as i can tell 1080p on a fifty five inch tv pretty clearly

  64. theacp127

    theacp1272 months ago

    I've installed some TVs of this size when I worked at an AV company and usually it was just put about 10-15 feet away depending on the size of the room. Usually we put TVs this size in either living rooms or master bedrooms.

  65. MoistGoat

    MoistGoat2 months ago

    I shouldn't be surprised that Taran of course knows how to measure his own FOV somehow.

  66. 01Beaker Productions

    01Beaker Productions2 months ago

    I just tested my sitting distance to my computer monitor and found that I am sitting at the Taran Intergalactic Standard of Overwhelming Immersion recommended viewing angle, so I agree with Taran.

  67. Aspen Savage

    Aspen Savage2 months ago

    I love the xbox achievement effect lmao

  68. camelCased

    camelCased2 months ago

    And then there are visually handicapped people like me, who have to use my 24" monitor at 25cm distance.... at lower-than-native resolution... for 8 hours a day, because I'm a programmer.

  69. FireLordCanti

    FireLordCanti2 months ago

    Lol Taran the intergalactic outlier.

  70. Neon Havok

    Neon Havok2 months ago

    Lol Sara butt 😅 I bet that sucked in elementary school also can you do this with gaming monitors?

  71. Marco Polo G.

    Marco Polo G.2 months ago

    Its funny how women tried to sit closer since they naturally have a slightly wider field of view

  72. v1m30

    v1m302 months ago

    With an 8k high PPI TV and a source/movie/game that has very wide FOV that it should have I would sit as close as I can without seeing individual pixels. But film makers don't want to do wide FOV as majority of people has a small 1080p TV or regular narrow FOV theater... so we get these zoomed in movies where it's cheaper to produce as less of the set is visible and human heads take are gigantic portion of the image making it uncomfortable to sit close. There are some older movies made on film with wide angle lenses and great scenes that showed the widescreen well when everything was old super narrow FOV still but then it got super commercialized and cheaper options available for that format and back it went to zoomed in narrow FOV as it's cheaper to make movies in. It's all about what your source FOV is and what viewing FOV you can handle with it. A game set to 90 hFOV will be a very different experience compared to a 140 hFOV at equal distance, the same applies to movies.

  73. eurosonly

    eurosonly2 months ago

    You know you've made it in life when you could afford a tv that costs more than most peoples cars back in the 90s and 80s. Now a days having a big screen tv doesn't mean much.

  74. notthere83

    notthere832 months ago

    "I got it right then" - Linus failing...

  75. notthere83

    notthere832 months ago

    Taran, my man! Just calculated the viewing angle of my home theater setup => ~50 degrees.

  76. Play for Fun

    Play for Fun2 months ago

    The black hair guy looks like the gay in How To Get Away With Murder.

  77. spam acc

    spam acc2 months ago

    i understand having a tv that fills enough of your fov without getting too close, and in understand wanting a bigger tv in a bigger space or if you have more people watching (plus it gives more room for surround sound setups) but a tv that's so big it'd be up against one wall of my room and i'd be against the other seems ridiculous. 89" is not a average living room type of screen. definitely more for a large dedicated entertainment centre

  78. TrippyyTrix

    TrippyyTrix2 months ago

    linus i just bought a pre built and you would be amazed at how well the built it shit power supply no it has a thermal take in a pre built!??? its skytech archangel w a ryzen 5 3600 RTX 2060 ASrock b450M with wifi dual channel 16 gb memory 500gb ssd thermaltake 500w powersupply and i got it for sale for $999 and its retail price is $1300 i got a good deal

  79. nihilityjoey

    nihilityjoey2 months ago

    One and half times the length of your display is sound advice from thx.

  80. AnAn7s29

    AnAn7s292 months ago

    Nah, I’ll still choose CX or even better Sony A8H 😉

  81. Alexander Alfonsson

    Alexander Alfonsson2 months ago

    I'm totally Taran. I used to have a 100" screen and I sat like 2m from it.

  82. Mr. Gummy Bear

    Mr. Gummy Bear2 months ago

    SMPTE: More like SIMPTE

  83. rohaan Omar

    rohaan Omar2 months ago

    3:38 huh, the more you know!

  84. John Wick

    John Wick2 months ago

    Sarah Butt? Oh, my! Could we maybe see from the back next time? Asking for a friend.

  85. Jamielol

    Jamielol2 months ago

    Funny, i always had a feeling that Cnet was full of nonsense!

  86. GaLoS

    GaLoS2 months ago

    Just bought an LG CX 65" OLED, mmmm baby she looks good!

  87. Vangurading

    Vangurading2 months ago

    im 14 it all ways hurt to sit that clouse since i was 6

  88. Shrihan Baniparsad

    Shrihan Baniparsad3 months ago

    We bought nanocell TVs last Black Friday last year and my dads been fixed on where each TV should go depending on the distance, thanks for the video

  89. Allan Patterson

    Allan Patterson3 months ago

    The viewing distance that has always worked for me is 3x the width of the screen.

  90. Dirk Diggler

    Dirk Diggler3 months ago

    4:09 Didn't know USlikes allowed you to show butt.

  91. Solomon Shields

    Solomon Shields3 months ago

    no one gonna bring up those sock/sandals? dayum Linus

  92. Marcelo Meireles

    Marcelo Meireles3 months ago

    Are these videos exclusively for Americans??? The world doesn't understand feet, okay! Respect your followers off the US.

  93. Novikov_Principle

    Novikov_Principle3 months ago

    That's some S-Tier ad-roll segue from David at 5:06 . Linux, take notes!

  94. Uganda Knuckle

    Uganda Knuckle3 months ago

    Taran, a new league

  95. Matt Bowen

    Matt Bowen3 months ago

    The NTSC would have been setting that stuff up back in the 50s or 60s I think

  96. silverthelegendary

    silverthelegendary3 months ago

    I think videos like this should be seen more. The information presented is very interesting and I hate seeing it with so much less views in comparison to other LTT videos.

  97. George Muller

    George Muller3 months ago

    Idk I'd be way closer. I have a 4k 45" tv, and I sit about 4'-5' away at max

  98. Sean Murphy

    Sean Murphy3 months ago

    Sorry, James/LG but you forgot the 3rd type of person, the cant see type, I honestly am 3'/1m away from my current 65in and its still too small. Im hoping to upgrade to a 80-90in as soon they go sub 1.5K

  99. Pedro Melo

    Pedro Melo3 months ago

    LTT D2!!!!!!

  100. 1stNightingale

    1stNightingale3 months ago

    I'm with David!

  101. Itsneight

    Itsneight3 months ago

    P Series Quantum and Quantum X blows LG NanoCell out of the water... LG Oled tech is good, but its also near double the price of Vizio's Quantum tv's.

  102. Indigo

    Indigo3 months ago

    My takeaway from the video is that Taran does his fisting in the theater. You do you, Taran.

  103. Done Playing

    Done Playing3 months ago

    Sarah Butt

  104. Josh Jones

    Josh Jones3 months ago

    Janice!!! Janice needs to be in more LTT content. She's a gem.

  105. Burhanuddin Rabbani

    Burhanuddin Rabbani3 months ago

    I came for sarah butt btw i am a butt too

  106. Magariz

    Magariz3 months ago

    I have a Nanocell 90 series, fucking amazing TV!

  107. Tres Gutierrez

    Tres Gutierrez3 months ago

    Ttub haras