61" 1080P HDTV to go with my PS3/blu-ray player and 360?
56" 1080p HDTV along with Onkyo HTS790 HTIB to go along with my PS3/360?
It will be in my 12x12 bedroom.
you NEED at least 50" to game properly....I talk god and he agreed....so that settles it.
This is actually an excellent question and I'm glad to see it being asked here. I'd say that in a 12x12 room, the proposed 56" screen size would be quite adequate -- and that the surround sound is absolutely mandatory. The immersive audio is gonna add a lot more to the experience than the extra 5" diagonal.
Let us know what ya do, Joey.
seems like a no brainer to me. the difference between 56 and 60 isn't that monumental. sure bigger is better, but it isn't like you are trying to decide between a 27 inch and a 60.
Then take the rest and get your display.
Assuming you sit about 10 feet away a 56" display is plenty big.
When you shut off the lights your eyes wont be able to tell the difference between the 56" and the 65" screen anyhow....
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Its you people that make me so ungrateful!! nah im J/k! I will also be hooking my tv up to my alienware...61" might be alot different surfing the net compared to my NEC superbright Diamondtron 22" CRT.
I also recall when looking at the 56" compared to the 61" myself thinking "Ya know 56" really is just fine...I think" and I believe the only reason I am so unsure between bigger size and sound quality is because of AVSforum..Everyone here wants EVERYTHING it seems...SIZE and SOUND...3 grand tv...and a even more expensive home theater system.
Anyways I think I will go with the majority in this thread and go for a 56" with the Onkyo HTIB....I have never had surround sound...best I ever had was a 2.1 and 200 watt subwoofer that came with the alienware (which I blew out) so yeah...Thanks alot for all replies I really do appreciate it.
Any extra comments or thoughts please do tell.
NOTE: The reason why everything is being done in one pop is because my pops has this $2200 dollar budget and once he spends it hes done...and I can't get anymore out of him...so I am trying to respect his wishes and stay in that budget, but still be satisfied.
EDIT: dang he just bought me this new cell phone called a muziq! Oh wait...no he says im paying for it...oh well..why not.
You can put together a pretty good sound system for relatively cheap nowadays and you may regret not having purchased the bigger TV down the road (at least that's how I am - I ended up upgrading my 65" mitsu with a projector and will soon be replacing my 32" LCD with something that is >40").
Like others have said, speakers and receivers are much easier to upgrade than a TV, so keep that in mind
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61" though only 5 more inches surprisingly did seem to make a big difference and was more immersive than the 56"(56' seemed so modest).....SEE I TOLD U ITS U AVS PEOPLE! haha.
You guys telling me how upgrading a tv is alot harder than upgrading a sound system is really getting to me!! making me wanna get the 61" and spend extra cash later! ON a home theater!!
DANGIT! This is going to be tough.
If the set is exclusively for gaming, go with the smaller set and add a decent HTIB.
However, if this set may become something more, like your primary TV for watching sports/movies, etc., I would buy bigger now. You will regret it in a few years.