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I've already done some googling and searching and read recommended this and that for seating distance but I'm curious to what you guys think. I'm going to be buying a new TV for my new place and from wall to wall it's about an inch longer than 12 feet. I figure with a power bar behind the tv stand and the tv stand/tv not literally being against the wall, plus sitting mid way back on a 36" deep couch, I'm probably more likely about 10 feet from tv to face. I've decided on a new plasma and I can't pick between 55" and 60". I'm leaning towards the 60" for the sole reason of playing first person shooters on xbox... I want to see people hiding or in the distance but I'm worried it's TOO big. I mostly watch HD feed TV, play an hour or two of video gams and the odd non-hd show (but rarely).

What would you suggest on size?

Also, for an average couch/seating height, what's a good tv stand size for a 55 or 60"? The stand I'm looking at for the 60" is just shy of 22" high. I think my buddy has a 24" stand for his 55" TV and it seemed perfect so I figure 22" for a 60" would work.
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You CAN'T pick between 55" and 60"? I take it you meant can...at 10 feet, the latter (60") is a no-brainer. I'd actually suggest 65" at that distance, but it seems you've ruled this out from the outset.
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Go as big as you can no matter what you get you will later want bigger trust me on that one you* could watch a 55" but 60-65" + is better eek.gif
I bought a new 32" for second set in my bedroom 7 months ago great picture but I'm thinking 46-50" in there now.
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I'm with these guys. I have a 60 inch and really wish I'd have gotten a 65? The wife and I keep joking whenever we walk through Costco because they have an 85 inch when you first walk in the door.

I'm really beginning to think the old computer rule applies to TV's too, buy as big as you can afford. wink.gif
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Went from 36" to 65S64 from 10 feet away.
A 70" would have been optimal though....oh well I can't complain still awesome!

The bigger, the better would be the rule.
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You CAN'T pick between 55" and 60"? I take it you meant can...at 10 feet, the latter (60") is a no-brainer. I'd actually suggest 65" at that distance, but it seems you've ruled this out from the outset.

If I could pick, I'm not sure I'd have a thread to make.


Ok thanks guys, soundsl ike a 60" won't be too big. I was worried about seeing pixels or something at that distance but I think it's not even going to be as big as I'm thinking it is. It's only 200 more for the 55 vs the 60.
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Was just looking for clarification of that typo is all. smile.gif I sit 10 feet away from a 65" panel and can't discern the pixels. This upgrade was made from a 50" panel (to which I used to sit closer).
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60" it is! is a 22" stand tall enough for an average couch height?
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60" it is! is a 22" stand tall enough for an average couch height?
You want to try to have the center of the screen at eye level. Giving your getting a 60 inch Tv it should be close to 35 in. mounted on the TV base stand. that would put your center at around 39 in. on a 22 in. Tv stand. You can measure up from floor to your seated height to get an idea if you should go higher or lower.

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