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Is a 40" LCD television to large for a 10X10 bedroom? If so, what size TV should I get?

Appreciate any advice
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Well how far is your normal viewing distance going to be from the TV? What will you be using it for? More than likely a 40" would be just fine but you may be able to go with smaller depending on how close you are sitting and what you are watching/doing with the tv.
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I'm in a 15'7"x11'7" dorm with a 37" 720p LCD, I sit probably 5-6 feet from it. Beautiful.
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I will be sitting about 6 to 8 feet away and watching DVD movies
and hi-def programming.
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i watch DVD's on my 27 inch CRT from 8 feet away, so they are the same size as a 22 inch widescreen LCD.

A 40 inch widescreen LCD will be more then enough

I'm looking into a 37' to 42' and leaning more towards 42' to get that "Woah" experience when watching epic movies and HD Programming
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Is a 40" LCD television to large for a 10X10 bedroom? If so, what size TV should I get?

Appreciate any advice

I have a Samsung 4065 (40" LCD) in my 10x10 bedroom and it looks amazing. I think the size is perfect. Some friends have seen it and said man thats huge! But I think it is a good size for the bedroom.
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At that viewing distance I personally would use a 46-50" model with 1080p resolution.

But that's just me.

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I will be sitting about 6 to 8 feet away and watching DVD movies
and hi-def programming.

40" is fine, hell, I would go with 42" or maybe even 46".

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At 8' a 40" 720p would be just right.

To get the full benefits of 1080p at 8' a 61" screen would be needed.

Seating distance chart:

http://hdguru.com/wp-content/uploads...ance_chart.pdf

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At 8' a 40" 720p would be just right.

To get the full benefits of 1080p at 8' a 61" screen would be needed.

Load of boloney. What "full benefits"? 1080p is twice as many pixels and it shows immidiately as soon as you got a good source and as soon as you hook up a media PC or a game console.

Also, people who equate line resolution of a human eye with a need are cracking me up. They do not understand the basics of signal processing - sampling rate may intorduce noise well below the maximum resolvable rate. That's why 96K sound is audibly better then the CD rate, even as your ear can not resolve the frequensies above 20K. Those HD"guru" punks are just justifying their plasma habits with some pseudo science mambo-jumbo. (I am not knocking on plasma, resolution is not the only thing)

Just look at any text (or other high frequency signal - sharp transitions in the case of 2D signal) on 720p vs 1080p - you will see the difference, even if it is not visible in movie content.

40" is fine - maybe you will need to crank up text size a bit if you want to browse web on it though. I am doing that on a 40" right now, but will go up to 46" (movies are on 50" plasma - sweet spot nowdays I would think)
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Thanks for the link tomanystraydogs.
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I think the size is perfect. Some friends have seen it and said man thats huge! But I think it is a good size for the bedroom.

That's what she said!!!

Actually for the size of the room and the distance you will be thinking the above with anything over 40" diagnol. If you can afford to get the 42" or 40" then by all means go for it as you will not be disappointed. Depending on what you do with the TV will warrant more whether you should go 720p vs 1080p. But as one of my friends told me when I was in the market, it is better to spend the extra money and get the 1080p if you can. That way when the HD war is done you will have the availability for it. Future proofing yourself for an extra couple hundred dollars now can save you some in the long run.
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That's what she said!!!

LOL. I was hoping someone would see the pun! classic response.

...and back to TC, I would go at least 40, maybe 46" at that distance. I really feel 40" is perfect for my 10x10 bedroom, but I usually sit at about 5-6 feet away.
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This will be my first hdtv.
I have the same distance requirement of 8' and I am torn between a 40"/46".

All of the panels I looked at today had noise around the channel logo and at 6' i could clearly see grain on every single set until the low 32" models.
This was around 6' or 7'

This means it was a terrible source right? Some kind of HD discovery demo playing.

I want to make a smart decision in terms of PQ over "bigger is better"
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powrslave, TV stores split the same source over the many TVs they have in stock. At-home viewing, with a good source, will look better.

I suggest the 42" Toshiba 42HL67 or 40" Sony KDL40S3000. Both are winners in my book. You can get each on Amazon for under $1,300 (and with free shipping).
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I have a bigger room but sit about 8 ft away, and I use a 46" Sharp Aquos.
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