Damita, my limited vision foster cat, LOVES to watch TV! IF it is a scary movie, she will duck to hide when a scary part comes on....she's my favorite TV buddy! We did move our TV up onto a TV stand as dad was complaining about the noseprints.....
I think back in the 50's and maybe 60's there was a chance of damage from sitting to close to the tv because of radiation emanated, but I don't believe that is true these days.
My SO says unless you have a Zenith.
Muffy loves to watch the Animal Channel, especially when "Meerkat Manor" is on. It is a myth that sitting too close to the TV will damage your eyes. I've also heard that watching TV in the dark is bad on your eyes, but that's probably a myth too.