i sit about 6ft from a 23" lcd in my home office. i have a 42" lcd that is in the family room that i sit about 12ft from. i think the apparent screen size is similar. but i also think the 23" unit seems sharper. is it because i am closer? both are 1080p so maybe it is a wash. i had a 53" hd rptv that i sat 7' from as a test. whoa. gave me a headache.