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52 inch too big? !Anyone!

by ln46a650 / December 9, 2008 12:36 AM PST

I'm stiiting at a slight angle 12 feet away from where the screen would be and the wife 14 feet. Is a 52 incher too big? What would I not like about it to have to consider a 46a650?

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by Logik2000 / December 9, 2008 6:36 AM PST

Definitely not too big at all, in my current experience. I just bought a 46" (ln46a650) and was freaking, thinking I'd bought too big. Nope. My viewing distance is about 8'-9'. After seeing it in the room, it's actually smallish. 52" and pushing it back to about 10" or so would have been Perfect.

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It's personal preference but....
by Samsung_HD_Tech Samsung staff / December 9, 2008 7:07 AM PST

The rule of thumb I use for television screen sizes is that you want to sit 3x back the size of the panel. It's a ballpark, general, but accepted approach to considering screen sizes.

From there, it's totally up to you.


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Just right
by wigtron / December 13, 2008 8:33 AM PST

I rec'd my 52" tv today and I'm sitting at exactly 144 inches. It's perfect. The 46" would be a little too small for this distance, in my opinion. As for you sitting at a slight angle, no worries at all. Enjoy your new 52 incher! It's a beautiful set. Take some time (like 4 hours) and go through the menus while viewing this forum. Oh, and I have the LN52A650. Don't worry, it looks a lot bigger in the store. We got it home and unpacked it and actually said, wow, doesn't seem as big now.

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