I'm looking for a little display upgrade advice.
For some time now I have been pretty set on getting the Panasonic 54V10. I was able to get a very good deal on it thru my employee purchase program.
The problem is that 1) it is now "not available to buy direct" from Panasonic, and 2) the price has raised two hundred dollars or so. This has me thinking of getting the 58S1 instead (I can get it for 200+ dollars cheaper than the 54V10.) Based on my picture below showing a 42" what are people's thoughts on a 54 or 58?
Whatever I chose will be mounted on the 2 risers that you can just barely see my 42" currently attached to.
I am currently leaning towards the 58s1, although it's picture is not as good as the V10, it should be a very nice step up from my entry level 42" 720p Panasonic in terms of picture quality. My apprehension is because my wife thinks the 58 will look too big on the risers of the studiotech dp-2. In contrast, I think I would really enjoy the extra size of the 58--it would prolong the period of time that I think its "big enough" aka onset of upgradeitis.
The 58s1 is 56 inches wide
The 54V10 is 52.6 inches wide
The stand is 47 inches wide.
So the question is, what do you think about a TV that is 5-9 inches wider than the TV stand? From just eyeballing it, there looks to be 6 or so inches between my front mains and the TV stand. So if the 58 extends 4.5" past the TV stand on either side it would basically fill all of the space between the mains. In contrast the 54 would likely extend to the halfway point between the mains and edges of the studiotech.
It is not a concern whether or not the stand can support either model, rather I am looking for opinions of the aesthetics of the choices.