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Old 07-30-2012, 03:30 PM - Thread Starter
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Heavily considering this TV. Help me decide on the size.
Currently the seating is about 8-9 foot from the current unit I own which is a 50" sxrd, yeah that one..with the big grey speaker ears.
It's hungry for a bulb again and not working at the moment. Other than that it has a great picture I am happy with. So I have been looking at the 60" but I am worried that it just might be too big for that close? Thinking now I should consider the 55" am I overthinking it?
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Heavily considering this TV. Help me decide on the size.
Currently the seating is about 8-9 foot from the current unit I own which is a 50" sxrd, yeah that one..with the big grey speaker ears.
It's hungry for a bulb again and not working at the moment. Other than that it has a great picture I am happy with. So I have been looking at the 60" but I am worried that it just might be too big for that close? Thinking now I should consider the 55" am I overthinking it?

You don't actually write which model it is you're considering but I doubt it matters. I'm 7-8 feet from a 64" and it's awesome for my use which is 95% movies. If you watch TV programming, you might want to consider smaller e.g. 55" since TV shows are usually shot and edited by blind people with ADD. If I watch much more than 30 minutes of anything on cable, my eyes get tired and I start getting a headache. Granted, cable content will do that to you regardless of screen size and viewing distance...

So, for movie-watching (HD) I'd say you can't go too big. If you're unfortunate enough to watch TV, you should probably audition different sizes in a store as your preference and tolerance will vary.

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Old 07-31-2012, 12:27 PM - Thread Starter
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oh I'm considering the Panasonic gt50 in 55" or 60" size. I think I will just go 60" I watch a lot of direct TV but do have the HD reciever. I am coming form a 7 year old 50" so I should be impressed.
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