Originally Posted by wirelessroute
Fudge, yeah I could tell the difference on my painter tape also that I put on my wall. The 65 would make it like a cinema in my living room lol! Guess I might as well pull the trigger on the 65 douting these guys will come below 2K anytime before 2014 since Panasonic has some weird price restrictions for authorized sellers
Yes it is a nice difference in size. While it is only 4-5" you are actually getting about 17% more viewing area.
Right now I sit around 14ft from my TV and have a 60" ST. By know means do I feel like I have a small TV. As a matter of fact before coming to this website I was looking to get a 55" as it was replacing an older 52" TV. I thought who needs bigger then a 55" TV.
Well, then you come here and everyone wants to feel like they are at a movie theater and you need the biggest thing you can get. So after going through a few different 55" TV's I tried a 60" LG Plasma. I had the LG in my home at the same time I had an LG 55LM7600 as well so was able to do a good comparison of size. I did not like the LG Plasma at all and up to the 7600 LED it just lacked to me. So I needed to make a decision to either go with a better 55" picture or lesser 60". I was going to go with the 55". Let's be real, 55" is not small by no means. Also, budget plays a big role in what we can and cannot do!
Anyway, when I had both TV's in my home I stumbled across a good deal on a Samsung 60" Plasma and bought it. I now had size and quality. Sent the other 2 back. Anyway, moving forward a few weeks I no longer have the Sammy but I have a 60" ST. I couldn't imagine even thinking about going bigger, well that is until I keep reading things on this forum!!!!!!! If you keep reading you will never think you have enough. At 12ft people will tell you that you need to go with a 70" to get a real movie like feel.
Anyway, sure there is a difference from 60 - 65" and if I could afford it I would move up in size, heck I would just go with a 70 or 80". I actually won't tell my friends the size TV I bought because they will think I am crazy buying a 60" TV. Before reading this site I would have thought I was crazy also!!!!
Anyway, if you can afford the larger sizes go for it! Yes there is defintely a difference. Will it be the end of the world or ruin your viewing pleasure by going down 1 size, it shouldn't. You will still have a pretty large TV. Look at Shady, he went from a 70" to a 60" . Going down in size from what you currently have will always be harder then if you buy a larger size then what you already have. And he seems pretty happy. Although I am waiting to hear him say he is returning it for a larger size : )
Now non related to the rest of this post, I have been watching more and more 3d on this Tv and I must say I am quite impressed with the picture quality. The field of depth is amazing without sacrificing the level of popout. I have had an LG LED passive 3d TV and a Samsung Plasma Active 3d set and this panasonic seems to give the best 3d picture out of them all.