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In your opinion -- is 19" LCDTV too small for a livingroom?

by Chigal48 / December 12, 2007 5:23 AM PST

I just ordered one and having second thoughts. What do you think? 19" too small? It was a good price ($329).

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Personally speaking...
by ahtoi / December 12, 2007 9:47 AM PST

yes I think it is too small but you know yourself better than anyone else here. I remember in the old day we use to watch 19" TV with much enjoyment.

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Thanks for reply
by Chigal48 / December 12, 2007 11:18 AM PST
In reply to: Personally speaking...

I kept looking and found one bigger at 22" for close to the price I paid for the 19".

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Gee, Chiga148, act while you can.
by NM_Bill / December 13, 2007 10:50 AM PST
In reply to: Thanks for reply

We're all screaming at you - WAY TOO SMALL.

Just to add insult to injure, it is true that the widescreen picture, without adjusting adequately for size increase, will have a TEENY, TINY view.

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by stewart norrie / December 13, 2007 4:37 AM PST

My opinion only but anything smaller than 42" is a waste of money . Why squint your wyes to see the small detial.I own a 72" monster its llike the sweet spont in a movie theater bigger the better steweee

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by Dan Filice / December 13, 2007 6:21 AM PST

If the 19" is widescreen, the vertical screen size will be a tiny 15" (approximately). You'll need binoculars to see it at 10'. Most computer screens nowdays are minimum 17", and we sit 2' from them.

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Return it
by mattnotis / December 13, 2007 6:30 AM PST

My iMac monitor is 17'' so I would say yes. I'd return it if I were you.

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by Chigal48 / December 13, 2007 12:51 PM PST
In reply to: Return it

I can't afford anything more than $400 on my credit card...and at 16-18% that's like paying $800. Okay? I am getting the 22" screen. This is a starter for me, later when I'm able to afford it I'll go bigger way bigger but for right now....I also have a 19" Plaint Old TV set in my living room. I don't think it would be much different; do you?

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19" vs 22"
by Dan Filice / December 14, 2007 5:56 AM PST

The 22" will probably be slightly shorter in the vertical measurment compared to the standard 4:3 19" TV, but where you will benefit from the 22" (provided it's 16:9) is when you watch a DVD that is widescreen. The 22" will give you 3" extra on each side and when you watch a widescreen DVD the entire screen will fill with picture. If you watch a widescreen DVD on the 19" 4:3 TV you will get a tiny strip across the screen with huge black bars on the top and bottom. So, a 22" is a step in the right direction.

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