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PC49NZ
30-08-2015, 00:32
Hello fellow drivers.

Those with a 23" or thereabout screen, how far do you have it from your eyes.

Thanks,
Jim ZL2BMH

Umer Ahmad
30-08-2015, 00:35
30 inches

finbaek
30-08-2015, 01:21
I have it right behind my T300RS wheel.

nhitrac
30-08-2015, 09:29
Ya agree with the above. Just stick it as close to the wheel as possible then decrease your FOV.

Such a world of difference... In a good way!

Though, 23" is a bit on the small side so maybe don't decrease the FOV too much

Jussi Viljami Karjalainen
30-08-2015, 11:22
I always have all of my monitors as close as I can get them to my wheel. And my main driving monitor is a 42" TV, roughly 65 cm or 25-26" away from my eyes. This gives me a nice 71 degree realistic FOV, where everything is nicely to scale and the distortion is pretty minimal, makes driving the cars accurately so much easier when corners actually look as tight as they are (too high FOV makes corners look straighter than they are, and the road narrower than it is). Also really love the way the cockpit view lines up with my wheel:

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Olijke Poffer
30-08-2015, 12:42
Looks nice indeed... Perhaps I must try it this close at my 55inch screen.. :)

Jussi Viljami Karjalainen
30-08-2015, 19:24
Takes a while to get used to it, and if you have bad settings on your TV it might be harsh on the eyes (important not to have the screen too bright, but otherwise there are no issues having it close up). The image is only 1080p so it does look a bit grainy this close up even on a 42", so 55" might be a bit worse in that regard, however the way it fills up my vision puts me into the game so much better and makes driving so much nicer, it's a very minor concern. =)

CDN_Merlin
30-08-2015, 19:38
I have a 27" monitor and it's about 24"s from my eyes

Seelenkrank
30-08-2015, 19:47
http://carsfov.moritzlawitschka.de/calculate or
http://www.projectimmersion.com/fov/howto.php?g=pCARS
i used the second tool to setup my FOV

Olijke Poffer
30-08-2015, 19:58
Takes a while to get used to it, and if you have bad settings on your TV it might be harsh on the eyes (important not to have the screen too bright, but otherwise there are no issues having it close up). The image is only 1080p so it does look a bit grainy this close up even on a 42", so 55" might be a bit worse in that regard, however the way it fills up my vision puts me into the game so much better and makes driving so much nicer, it's a very minor concern. =)

Yeah, for me it is a bit to close when I put my wheel up close to the screen. So I keep some distance. 1.5mtr I think. For me this works fine.. ;)

Jussi Viljami Karjalainen
30-08-2015, 20:22
Yeah, for me it is a bit to close when I put my wheel up close to the screen. So I keep some distance. 1.5mtr I think. For me this works fine.. ;)55" monitor, 1.5 meters from the screen, plug that into a triangle calculator... 44 degree realistic FOV. A bit less than the realistic FOV I'd get with my 23" monitors sitting on my desktop. Can't personally see why anyone would want the TV that far away, to me it's waste of a large screen to have it far away enough that it acts like a small screen, but everyone is free to drive as they please. =)

Liquid_Drummer
31-08-2015, 03:26
I use a 55 inch. The real treat was discovering you can play in ultra wide screen 21:9 if you make the correct custom resolutions. You have black bars at the top and bottom but way more width and when it's a 55 inch screen and your only about 2.5 ft they are not an issue. The sense of speed became far more immersive in the 21:9 ratio and I now use 21:9 on my 55 inch 16:9 screen for any game that will support it. You still have nearly 51 inches of active screen with the bars ! Try buying a 51 inch 21:9 monitor for less than 10k. Do they even make one ?

Olijke Poffer
31-08-2015, 03:48
55" monitor, 1.5 meters from the screen, plug that into a triangle calculator... 44 degree realistic FOV. A bit less than the realistic FOV I'd get with my 23" monitors sitting on my desktop. Can't personally see why anyone would want the TV that far away, to me it's waste of a large screen to have it far away enough that it acts like a small screen, but everyone is free to drive as they please. =)
By far not a waste of a large screen. I enjoy my screen every second. I do not only play race games of course.

Jussi Viljami Karjalainen
31-08-2015, 09:07
I use a 55 inch. The real treat was discovering you can play in ultra wide screen 21:9 if you make the correct custom resolutions. You have black bars at the top and bottom but way more width and when it's a 55 inch screen and your only about 2.5 ft they are not an issue. The sense of speed became far more immersive in the 21:9 ratio and I now use 21:9 on my 55 inch 16:9 screen for any game that will support it. You still have nearly 51 inches of active screen with the bars ! Try buying a 51 inch 21:9 monitor for less than 10k. Do they even make one ?Is there actually any benefit to doing that versus keeping it in 16:9 and just raising the FOV? The screen is just as wide as before and you can set the game to use the same field of view in both, but logically if you'd keep it in 16:9 you'd also get higher vertical FOV because you wouldn't have the black bars.


By far not a waste of a large screen. I enjoy my screen every second. I do not only play race games of course.I know, it's just how I personally tend to think of things. =)

Liquid_Drummer
01-09-2015, 01:01
Is there actually any benefit to doing that versus keeping it in 16:9 and just raising the FOV? The screen is just as wide as before and you can set the game to use the same field of view in both, but logically if you'd keep it in 16:9 you'd also get higher vertical FOV because you wouldn't have the black bars.

I know, it's just how I personally tend to think of things. =)

I can get the same FOV in 16:9 but to achieve the same effect you have to push the FOV too far for my taste and it ends up more like tunnel vision. You are not losing anything vertically in 21:9 and the fact that you are in effect doing a bit of downsampling it also helps with jaggies a bit. This also ensures the aspect ratio is correct for the fov. I can not account for the increased sense of speed. I can only say it's there. I switched back and forth a hundred times and just found that I liked it in every racing title that supports it.

Kroegtijgertje
01-09-2015, 06:52
Try buying a 51 inch 21:9 monitor for less than 10k. Do they even make one ?

I bought this TV a few years ago for 800 euro's: philips 21:9 50pfl7956h/12 Click (https://www.google.nl/search?q=philips+21:9+50pfl7956h/12&espv=2&biw=1920&bih=955&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0CAgQ_AUoA2oVChMIxu2ukJ_VxwIVqRXbCh0HHgjI)

That's a 50 inch 21:9 screen :)

Liquid_Drummer
01-09-2015, 13:38
Wow and I looked too ! Maybe they are more common in Europe. I have never seen one anywhere on display in the U.S. before.

mjemec11
02-09-2015, 07:28
I have it right behind my T300RS wheel.

Same. I set my fov to about 60. I know it's not the most realistic, but it does the job.

Seelenkrank
02-09-2015, 10:13
37" full hd behind wheel = 54 FOV
feels ok