Originally Posted by hx701
I'm also worried about sometimes watching standard def on such a large screen. Would you be satisfied watching yours at 110"? They say the 55" vs 46" will show more detail, but how about a truly sharp and clear picture at closer distance than 12 ft? I can move back to 12 ft or more, but is the extra size worth it? Is there really any point to buy the larger if you have to move back to get the same sharpness?
I have to agree with Judy...even close up, the PQ maintains. 110" should be no problem at all. In fact, I just measured, and in my recliner, my head is at about 10 1/2' to 11 1/2' (if reclined), so just beyond the viewing distance you anticipate.
I mostly watch HD channels (I live in a large city that offers a wide selection of HD channels via cable), but content quality does vary, even with HD. SD actually looks pretty good as well. A good bluray looks breathtakingly excellent. Even a DVD looks great, but that is partly due to the upscaling of the BDP.
You may already know this, but along with the TV adjustments, I made sure that my HD Cable Converter box was correctly set. I have 2 different Motorola models, both of which required setting the Video to 1080i for best Source quality. I am using HDMI for the connection. My Panasonic BDP-65 also required settings to ensure it was passing the highest PQ signal to the TV.
Getting the best PQ means using HDMI and setting up all devices to output the highest quality. YMMV, but my opinion is that you won't regret buying this set. Just the oposite, in my experience.