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Hello, my first or second post. Wondering how much bigger to the eye is a 65 compared to a 60" panasonic plasma to be specific. Just bought the 60 and to be honest, I am not impressed with the size compared to my living room.

Is it worth paying the extra 500 for 5 inches? Any feedback will be greatly appreciated.

Model no is st50. Not like it matters
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TV Comparison: 65" vs. 60"

I bought a 65" instead of a 60". Value is determined by the consumer.

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You are absolutely right. But my main concern is not seeing a difference and still being dissapointed with a 65". If the st50 had a bigger size, like a 70", I would definitely go for that.
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Even though 5" diagonal more correspond to only an increase of 8%, don't forget that the surface is squared. This means an increase of 267 sq inch, or 17%!

Personally it is worth it, but as tfoltz mentioned, the value depends on you. Also, on your room configuration. How far away are you sitting from it?

But if you are really disappointed with a 60", then 65" might not fix it for you. You might want to sacrifice a bit of picture quality to go for something > 70". For some people, the size is more important than the quality.
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Very good points. Thank you.

I have some thinking to do...
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Even though 5" diagonal more correspond to only an increase of 8%, don't forget that the surface is squared. This means an increase of 267 sq inch, or 17%!
Personally it is worth it, but as tfoltz mentioned, the value depends on you. Also, on your room configuration. How far away are you sitting from it?
But if you are really disappointed with a 60", then 65" might not fix it for you. You might want to sacrifice a bit of picture quality to go for something > 70". For some people, the size is more important than the quality.

I just noticed you asked how far away from the tv we are sitting. Its about 13 feet.

Besides the size issue, it is an amazing tv.
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As a suggestion you could make up a cardboard template of the tv's outline or just use some painters tape and stick it up on the wall to give you an idea of how the size looks.
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Hello, my first or second post. Wondering how much bigger to the eye is a 65 compared to a 60" panasonic plasma to be specific. Just bought the 60 and to be honest, I am not impressed with the size compared to my living room.
Is it worth paying the extra 500 for 5 inches? Any feedback will be greatly appreciated.
Model no is st50. Not like it matters

Here is your answer: http://www.displaywars.com/60-inch-16x9-vs-65-inch-16x9
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Here is your answer: http://www.displaywars.com/60-inch-16x9-vs-65-inch-16x9

Same as post #2 smile.gif
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As a suggestion you could make up a cardboard template of the tv's outline or just use some painters tape and stick it up on the wall to give you an idea of how the size looks.

Exactly what I was going to suggest! I have done this before too!
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Thank you all for the great suggestions. Im actually inclined to get the 65 just to get it out of my head. I probably would have initially bought the 65 if I knew what I know now to begin with. Since I dont want to change the tv make, at least Ill have in mind that I bought the biggest possible one
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The problem I see when going from 60" to 65" is the enormous price increase, greater than any other increment, ie. 55" to 60", etc. The latest I see on the GT50 series going from 60" to 65" is $600!! To me, not worth it. I bought the 60GT50. But as a disclaimer I just sold my 65VT30 and now have a projector on a 130" screen so if I want big I go into a different room now. But aside from that, I am not feeling any loss from my 65VT30 to my 60GT50. YMMV.

Also, if you can wait, Panasonic will have a plasma greater than 65" in 2013, all but directly confirmed over at HDJ.
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I did the cardboard thing. I marked it with sizes for 50" to 65" then set it on my stand. It was a big help. Just be sure you get the measurements correct. There is a lot of misinformation out there.
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I went from 58 to 65 inch VT50 and it is nice an noticeable. I sit about 13-14 feet from set and actually wish they had a 70-75 at a reasonable price
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Yeah, I figured bigger ones would eventually hit the market. I just dont think I can buy another set so soon. Dissapointing that they dont go above 65
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Darn it! I tried exchanging it to a 65 but they are all out of stock! talk about buyers remorse. Always go bigger if the money is not an issue.
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