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What does the general population here think about this. If one is used to the 60'' LCD with a max viewing distance of 12', would you be less inclined to drop to a 55'' with better PQ?
As an example...the Sony 60NX720 vs the 55HX929. The HX model would have the better PQ but would you trade the size of the NX for it? If of course the prices come out to be fairly close. I ask because I am beating myself up over this particular issue and finally drove myself to ask what others have experienced.
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As for me (and I'm in the minority here) I would always pick quality over quantity (size) especially since we're comparing 55" vs. 60". I know others always say get the biggest size you can afford, but I always wonder if those folks also sit on the front row of the movie theater.

To each his own. Only you know what will work best for you.
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What does the general population here think about this. If one is used to the 60'' LCD with a max viewing distance of 12', would you be less inclined to drop to a 55'' with better PQ?
As an example...the Sony 60NX720 vs the 55HX929. The HX model would have the better PQ but would you trade the size of the NX for it? If of course the prices come out to be fairly close. I ask because I am beating myself up over this particular issue and finally drove myself to ask what others have experienced.

Quality is more important as that size difference isn't too big. If it were a 46" or 47" versus a 60", then things might be different.
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Quality is more important as that size difference isn't too big. If it were a 46" or 47" versus a 60", then things might be different.

Totally agree.
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at 12 feet back, stick with the 60
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This is a bad example anyway. The NX720 is still a sweet TV with a sweet picture! The HX929 is also an amazing TV, don't get me wrong. But, considering the price difference as well as going down 5", I'd rather have the NX720. Now, if we were talking about a 60" Insignia VS the 55" HX929, I'd gladly take the 5" decrease for the HX929 all day long!

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Of course, I got it modified with the TK-427, which cheeks it up another, maybe, 3 or 4 quads per channel.
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Since i'm a sucker for black levels, I'd opt for the slightly smaller HX929. The 720 is a great tv as well, though, but for only a 5 inch difference, i couldn't say no to the 929.
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Thanks for the input guys, it's much appreciated. The one thing that was drawing me more towards a 60 is the place where it will be situated. Back when we bought the 60xbr2 my wife insisted we get an "entertainment unit". That turned out to be a nightmare to find one that actually fit this TV. As you all know it has non removable "wings" unlike the 70''. We finally found one that the TV fits like a glove in. So a 60'' display now would actually have some room in there. A 55'' might look very small in its place?
With the chance to have either of the displays I mentioned only being $100 apart (the 55HX I could get is $100 less) I found myself stumped! This entertainment unit I have is capable of holding a 70'' display.
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a 60 is 20% bigger, and in house they look a lot bigger...
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am in the same boat, but am getting the 55HX929 over the sharp 70in 735......
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Thanks for the input guys, it's much appreciated. The one thing that was drawing me more towards a 60 is the place where it will be situated. Back when we bought the 60xbr2 my wife insisted we get an "entertainment unit". That turned out to be a nightmare to find one that actually fit this TV. As you all know it has non removable "wings" unlike the 70''. We finally found one that the TV fits like a glove in. So a 60'' display now would actually have some room in there. A 55'' might look very small in its place?
With the chance to have either of the displays I mentioned only being $100 apart (the 55HX I could get is $100 less) I found myself stumped! This entertainment unit I have is capable of holding a 70'' display.

You're sitting 12' back. A 55" display might actually start to feel small at that distance, and you're less likely to notice the extra fine detail that you're paying for. If you watch a lot of movies the bigger 60"+ sets should be your goal.
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As for me (and I'm in the minority here) I would always pick quality over quantity (size) especially since we're comparing 55" vs. 60". I know others always say get the biggest size you can afford, but I always wonder if those folks also sit on the front row of the movie theater.

To each his own. Only you know what will work best for you.

This!!.. My viewing distance is 12' too and the 55" is perfect!

The 929 will blow you away!!
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Personally, I find a 55" at 12' to be a little small. I watch my 60" at about 8 feet and used to have a 55" at the same distance and man, that jump up to the 60" made a big difference at least for me. You wouldn't think a 5" difference would make that dramatic of a difference, but it does. At least for me.

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Of course, I got it modified with the TK-427, which cheeks it up another, maybe, 3 or 4 quads per channel.
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This!!.. My viewing distance is 12' too and the 55" is perfect!

The 929 will blow you away!!

this is a tech forum and viewing distance should be considered
55 at 12 feet is way out of the range
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this is a tech forum and viewing distance should be considered
55 at 12 feet is way out of the range

and so should overall PQ; 5 inches more is just 9% bigger
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and so should overall PQ; 5 inches more is just 9% bigger

you would be hard pressed to notice any PQ increase with the 55 at that distance which is my point!
5 diag inches adds around 245 sq inches so actually it is 18.9%, big difference
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I could of bought either Tv and I went with the 60nx720 and I don't regret it. Watching sports like the AFC and NFC championship games is perfect with a clear picture and great motion, blu rays look fantastic with deep blacks and great colors, and video games look and play great in game mode. What more would I want in a tv. The only thing I can't comment on is 3D haven't tried it yet.
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this is a tech forum and viewing distance should be considered
55 at 12 feet is way out of the range


I judge by what looks and feels good to the eyes... And, for me, the 55" @ 12' is perfect. I don't really care what intricate picture *details* I might be missing out on, but the viewing is pleasurable and that's all that really matters..
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