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Tv size help! 55 vs 65

What's up experts need some help here. Just received p55 and I am thinking about going bigger to the p65. Do you think it will look horrible or not??

If I stick with the 55 I could do a nice sound bar probably wouldn't have the budget for a sound bar at 66

I know above the fireplace is a bad spot but it's the best I have at the moment

Any helpful advice would be appreciated
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What's up experts need some help here. Just received p55 and I am thinking about going bigger to the p65. Do you think it will look horrible or not??

If I stick with the 55 I could do a nice sound bar probably wouldn't have the budget for a sound bar at 66

I know above the fireplace is a bad spot but it's the best I have at the moment

Any helpful advice would be appreciated

Will a 65" fit? : http://www.displaywars.com/55-inch-16x9-vs-65-inch-16x9
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Yes 65 fits and is still smaller than the fireplace.
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65" will look great in my opinion.

I think the 55" uses IPS screen (Better off axis viewing but you sacrifice blacks) and the 65" uses VA Panel. So make sure the off angle viewing is not a deal breaker for you. I however think the 65" is the way to go, bigger is better

If I am wrong on the panels someone will chime in but I think I am correct.
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How far away will you be seated? The charts attached should give you an idea of the impact size vs distance will have for your viewing of different source material.

For full disclosure I have a 65" which I sit ~10ft from and I love it. HOWEVER, as a generality if going for the extra TV size meant I had to listen to built in speakers vs something more substantial, I would opt for the smaller TV and higher quality audio. Not to say you couldn't get the 65" and add a soundbar in the future when budget allows if you feel you need it.

IMHO (from an interior design/WAF perspective) a 65" may not leave enough of the brick mantle visible around the TV but I wouldn't let that factor into my thinking .
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Sitting distance is about 12 feet. Thank you all for the comments glad I asked you all. I might take this one down and put up some cardboard up to mimick the 65. Luckily the wife said do whatever you want to do I don't care
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Sitting distance is about 12 feet. Thank you all for the comments glad I asked you all. I might take this one down and put up some cardboard up to mimick the 65. Luckily the wife said do whatever you want to do I don't care
now there's a great marriage
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You don't mention if this will be an HD or UHD set. If you go bigger, you may want to go with a UHD set. One more comment here. I recently purchased a 55" LG UHD set. When I researched what size to buy, this same set, had great reviews in 55" and so so reviews for the 65" version. Mainly people were seeing banding in the 65" version. So, I guess what I'm saying is if you already have a make/model in mind, make sure you research for both sizes.
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What's up experts need some help here. Just received p55 and I am thinking about going bigger to the p65. Do you think it will look horrible or not??

If I stick with the 55 I could do a nice sound bar probably wouldn't have the budget for a sound bar at 66

I know above the fireplace is a bad spot but it's the best I have at the moment

Any helpful advice would be appreciated
let me try to answer it this way... as a retirement present to myself I replaced my office 32" TV with a 40"... its went on the blink so I replaced it with a 47"... I then moved it to the bedroom and replaced it with a 55"... I just moved that to the bedroom and replaced it with a 65" and moved the 47" to my garage PC as a monitor... it looks great but I wished I had gone to a 75"... bigger is better :<)
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How far away will you be seated? The charts attached should give you an idea of the impact size vs distance will have for your viewing of different source material.

For full disclosure I have a 65" which I sit ~10ft from and I love it. HOWEVER, as a generality if going for the extra TV size meant I had to listen to built in speakers vs something more substantial, I would opt for the smaller TV and higher quality audio. Not to say you couldn't get the 65" and add a soundbar in the future when budget allows if you feel you need it.

IMHO (from an interior design/WAF perspective) a 65" may not leave enough of the brick mantle visible around the TV but I wouldn't let that factor into my thinking .
lavakv - where are your charts from? Just curious, they look similar to others I have seen but are easier to read.

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You don't mention if this will be an HD or UHD set. If you go bigger, you may want to go with a UHD set. One more comment here. I recently purchased a 55" LG UHD set. When I researched what size to buy, this same set, had great reviews in 55" and so so reviews for the 65" version. Mainly people were seeing banding in the 65" version. So, I guess what I'm saying is if you already have a make/model in mind, make sure you research for both sizes.
Yes he does. He said the P Series Vizio.
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Yes, the tv in the photo is a 2016 vizio p55. I was reluctant to make such a big jump to the p65 but I went ahead and did it anyways. Should be delivered on friday. I will post pics when it arrives.

Thank you all for the feedback, any other info would be appercaited.

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Placing it on top of fireplace? Great look but not an ideal position.
I'll go for the 65" if it's 4K.
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Placing it on top of fireplace? Great look but not an ideal position.
I'll go for the 65" if it's 4K.
Yea I know the spot sucks but its only place we have until we move in a few years. 65 it is, yes its 4k vizio P65
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Bigger is always better. I've never heard a person say that they wish they had gotten a smaller TV. Get as big a TV as you can fit and afford. Then get the soundbar when you can, because it really is so much better than the built in speakers.

As someone who also had to mount their TV above a fireplace, I can't recommend MantelMount highly enough. Being able to swing the TV out and down to a good viewing height is fantastic. Watching TV without it would have been a literal pain in the neck.
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Yea I know the spot sucks but its only place we have until we move in a few years. 65 it is, yes its 4k vizio P65
As long as you have a mantle with enough overhang to where the heat doesn't get to the TV you're fine there, but the viewing angle is going to be poor looking up at it that way... I was lucky enough to not have brick above my fireplace so I was able to mount my 65" on an arm and tilt the angle forward in line down to the couch we are sitting at.. You might want to look at some kind of mount solution to where you can tilt the top of the TV forward to maintain a decent viewing angle.
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Bigger is always better. I've never heard a person say that they wish they had gotten a smaller TV. Get as big a TV as you can fit and afford. Then get the soundbar when you can, because it really is so much better than the built in speakers.

As someone who also had to mount their TV above a fireplace, I can't recommend MantelMount highly enough. Being able to swing the TV out and down to a good viewing height is fantastic. Watching TV without it would have been a literal pain in the neck.
Looks like he has all brick behind the TV, not sure how he can mount it? hmmm.
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How would you mount a center channel with the mantle mount? I was never able to get a good answer from the company or any one I know using it?
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I was planning on using a sanus tilting mount. http://vuepoint.sanus.com/en_us/products/mounts/f58c/

I will figure out the sound bar later. I love the mantel mount but just not there just yet.

thank you
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Depending on the size of the room plus the size of the other furniture and fixtures in the room, a turned off 65 inch TV looks overpowering. My first impression was "This might be too big." As soon as you turn it on and display a picture, you think "I could definitely appreciate a larger picture."

As a piece of furniture, a 65 inch screen is large.
As a movie display, a 65 inch screen is adequate or even small.
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As someone who also had to mount their TV above a fireplace, I can't recommend MantelMount highly enough. Being able to swing the TV out and down to a good viewing height is fantastic. Watching TV without it would have been a literal pain in the neck.
I am stuck with the dreaded over the fireplace too. I looked at the mantlemount and the down and out. It the tilt really extreme on the mantlemount in the up position? It sounds like it from the specs. The down and out can go flat, but man, they cost a ton more.


I'm also stuck with the 55-65" dilemma, 60" would be ideal, but it seems like no one wants to make 60" these days
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Sitting distance is about 12 feet. Thank you all for the comments glad I asked you all. I might take this one down and put up some cardboard up to mimick the 65. Luckily the wife said do whatever you want to do I don't care
Does she have a sister ?
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Does she have a sister ?
Funny, yes she does.... anyways wont go there.

Yea a 60" would be perfect but the vizio p is only 55 or 65. I was also considering the 2015 vizio m in 60 and save some bucks. what do you think?
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You don't mention if this will be an HD or UHD set. If you go bigger, you may want to go with a UHD set. One more comment here. I recently purchased a 55" LG UHD set. When I researched what size to buy, this same set, had great reviews in 55" and so so reviews for the 65" version. Mainly people were seeing banding in the 65" version. So, I guess what I'm saying is if you already have a make/model in mind, make sure you research for both sizes.
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Funny, yes she does.... anyways wont go there.

Yea a 60" would be perfect but the vizio p is only 55 or 65. I was also considering the 2015 vizio m in 60 and save some bucks. what do you think?
I have a 60" Samsung 7100. I'm 10 -12 feet away depending where you're sitting and it's not too big. I think the 65 is not too big as far as viewing goes but I have surround sound and have no good input on your audio dilemma.
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Funny, yes she does.... anyways wont go there.

Yea a 60" would be perfect but the vizio p is only 55 or 65. I was also considering the 2015 vizio m in 60 and save some bucks. what do you think?
unless you gotta have it now, I'd wait for the 2016 M series
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