What is the optimal viewing distance from the iPod touch your face?

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  1. jaypee68 macrumors regular

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    What is the optimal viewing distance from the iPod touch to your face when watching movies? Any ideas?
     
  2. thegrue macrumors member

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    You have to actually insert it INTO your eye.
     
  3. iSaint macrumors 603

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  4. ipodtoucher macrumors 68000

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    is this a serious post?...

    the "touch" part refers to you actually have to touch with your eye ball then hold the ipod as far away from yourface as possible...then throw it like a frisbee and dont go after it...haha
     
  5. jaypee68 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Wow, you people are a bunch of real *******s. Of course it was a real question. In everyones experience, how far did they have the touch away from their eyes before it became comfortable for them to watch? Was it really that hard of a question? I didn't think I would have to break it down for all of you.
     
  6. aethelbert macrumors 601

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    Most people don't get out a ruler to measure the distance between face and iPod during use... Just use whatever distance is comfortable to you. I would think that it depends on your eyesight.
     
  7. jaypee68 thread starter macrumors regular

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    I wasn't asking for people to get out a ruler. The question was more of a poll of what people's experience's were with viewing stuff on the iPod.
     
  8. savar macrumors 68000

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    The pixel density is fairly high, so you can get pretty close to it -- less than a foot. At the other extreme, depending on what you're watching you can be 2-3 feet away.

    What prompted the question?

    Ideally somebody will make a case with a stand that can be used both in vertical and horizontal viewing orientations.
     
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    exactly at arms full length. locked elbows and everything to protect from the photons coming out of the screen (which COULD cause blindness)
     
  11. jaypee68 thread starter macrumors regular

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    I asked because on my week 38 iPod Touch, some of the negative black issue went away the farther I held it away from my eyes, the closer it was the more negatives were black as if they were polarized more and more as I brought it closer to my face.
     
  12. madmaxmedia macrumors 68030

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    I actually noticed that too, I did a double take the first time. But it only happens when its really close (a few inches, too close for regular viewing)
     
  13. bkosh84 macrumors newbie

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    It depends on what you are comfortable with honestly.. Just like a TV, you don't want to be so close so it gives you a headache or ruins your eyesight.
     

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