Originally Posted by JimSatala77
Don't forget about the speakers on the 900b's they take up alot more room than a normal 65"...I would say it's at least as big as a 70" total and if you have a surround sound system or a sound bar the speakers are useless because they are disabled when you use a external audio system. ..a terrible feature since I was wanting to be able to use the tv speakers as my center channel like I have done in the past .
1.) Total available was space is 102". I'd like to keep total O.D. incl. surround speakers to about 92".
2.) 900b is 67 5/8" + surround spkers at 10" ea. is total: about 88". Close, but works and will look busy.
2.) Are you referring to the 70x850b? It is 62" + each Klipsch spkr at 10"-total: 82". Would work,
but, if I get the 850b, I'm fine with the 65"
3) 79" 900b is 80" (you have?). To big and not in budget.
4.) Regarding speakers:
1.) I have a good center channel, so not an issue.
2.) I assume you can run either/or: t.v.speakers or surround sound without changing connections?
5.) Again, the only issue of upgrading to the 900b (from 850b) was PQ-Believing the 850b to be good, but 900b better. (Then I started questioning panel differences, etc.)