I have 2 questions really.
In my new apartment, I will be about 9 feet (3 meters) from the TV screen. I read that the recommended distance from TV depends on the quality of the signal (PAL, 1080i, 1080p). From a brochure I read they recommend for a 52" TV to be
PAL - 12 feet away (Min)
HDTV 1080i - 6 feet away (min)
HDTV 1080p 4 feet away (min)
My first question is what is your experience on this. Does it hold true that you should be so far away with normal PAL on a 52" TV?
My second question is about Upscaling. I want to use a Yamaha RX-V1900 receiver to upscale to 1080p the PAL signal. How does this work and is it worth it? Can a receiver really turn a PAL signal into a HDTV signal? I guess I plug my SCART cable into the receiver and then adds missing pixels and send it to the TV?