First, I must admit that I've been lurking around here for a while, and I really appreciate the wealth of knowledge that is shared among users. I will be buying my first plasma television in the next few months, and I'm trying to get familiarized with the key aspects of this technology. (Yeah, I'm one of those people who does a lot of research before making a purchase).
But by creating this thread, I'm hoping some can share their views on the ideal size my new plasma set should be, considering it will be resting on a BDI Avion Series II 8929 (espresso) cabinet... The cabinet has a width of 77. I understand this is somewhat of a subjective preference (what isn't really?) but I'm curious to learn what size of plasmas people typically go for, in relation with their media units. I have no plans of putting my plasma on the wall - for now. Also, I will be sitting approximately 9' from the TV.
Sure, money will be a factor in my decision, as bigger = more $, but it will not be the sole one.
I'll add that I'm leaning towards a Samsung plasma, based on reviews and opinions I've read, and also because I much prefer the aesthetics of their plasmas, compared to the Panasonics. I was initially considering a 50 set, and then thought I could go up to 55, but I don't think Samsung makes plasmas in that size...?
Any input would be appreciated!