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What size is too big?

by bcflynn / July 6, 2005 3:41 AM PDT

Hey guys: I'm trying to picture different size screens in my living room with a measuring tape, but I'm having trouble visualizing. If the tip edge of the couch will be approximately 6'6" from the front of the screen, is a 50" tv too large? 56"? I have the horizontal space to fit a large TV, just wondering if it will look bad when sitting this close to the screen if it is too large. Thanks!

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problem solved
by stewart norrie / July 6, 2005 5:35 AM PDT
In reply to: What size is too big?

I own a sony 65" hi-def wide screen and I set about 7" from my couch It looks stunning, The only problem with plasma, l.c.d. and d.l.p. is the pixel effect if you set to close I have 3 tube set which has no pixel effect so I can put my nose to the screen and it still looks clear The only difference I see between all the different technogoly is my old type of tube set is not as crisp as the newer tecnogoly units but the 3 tube rear project t.v.s cost half as much good luck stewart norrie

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Okay
by bcflynn / July 6, 2005 6:37 AM PDT
In reply to: problem solved

Cool- thanks for the info. I've already ruled out CRT displays, though- too big/heavy, and they have burn-in issues; I've decided to go with a DLP. I tried standing 6' away from the ones in the store and they weren't bad, but it's always different when you bring them home. Anyone know what size would be ideal for someone sitting approximately 7' from the screen? Looking at the Samsung models, it's really only $100-$200 more for each size up, so it's not a huge money issue, just wondering at what point the large size creates a noticable lack in resolution (as the pixels get bigger on a larger screen). Thanks.

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What size is too big?
by jcrobso / July 6, 2005 7:50 AM PDT
In reply to: What size is too big?

Go to a store the has a lot of dirrerent big screen TVs and view from your distance of about 7' and see what screen size you like. John

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