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Hey guys,

I am debating on getting a 55" st50 when it comes out vs. the 60"... Because I have a cantilever mount on my wall where the tv is going, couldn't I just use the mount to pull the tv in closer to me? I'm not sure what the ratios will be but I figure if you pull a 55" a foot closer to you it would look like a 60". Does this make any sense or is there some technology rule prohibiting my logic from making any sense?
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The closer you are, the larger the set will appear...
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Because I have a cantilever mount on my wall where the tv is going, couldn't I just use the mount to pull the tv in closer to me? I'm not sure what the ratios will be but I figure if you pull a 55" a foot closer to you it would look like a 60"

That's how i make my 46 incher look like a 50 incher - i pull it a few feet closer to me

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Sitting closer is key.

Or, finding of those large magnifying lenses/glass to put in front of the screen to enlarge the picture is always a good option. (Just kidding.)

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Sitting closer is key.

Or, finding of those large magnifying lenses/glass to put in front of the screen to enlarge the picture is always a good option. (Just kidding.)

I remember they used to sell something like that for your CRT sets...
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I really want to get a theater like feel without paying a fortune (like most everyone else). My mount will come out about 2 feet and I am sitting approximately 9 1/2 feet away... Low ceilings, small finished basment. 55" might do but my gut is saying to be patient and wait for the 60"
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I really want to get a theater like feel without paying a fortune (like most everyone else). My mount will come out about 2 feet and I am sitting approximately 9 1/2 feet away... Low ceilings, small finished basment. 55" might do but my gut is saying to be patient and wait for the 60"

Without a projector, it's never going to feel like any sort of theatre.

Instead, go for a "large TV" feel.

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You can get large DLP TV's for pretty cheap. They give the theatre feel more then anyother tech IMO.
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I think seeing a 55" television sticking out a foot or more from the wall would be visually unsettling..

wait to get a 63" plasma and mount it 0.6" away from the wall (like I did )
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