Originally Posted by Xbone89
so you guys are basically saying that at 9 feet the 60 is a better choice, and picture clarity wise it will be the same as the non PenTile 51''?
Ugh. Tough call.
At seven feet, I can easily see the pentile effects, and they drive me batty. When I was in store, I was watching ESPN, and one place it was really visible was the edge of white lettering on the screen. So small text, like the left column showing what topics are coming up on SC, or scores, showed the effect. Instead of a smooth(ish) edge to the letters, it was a bit jagged, sort of like the edge of a postage stamp.
Would you see it at 9 feet? Tough to say. That is beyond ideal viewing distance anyway, and for gaming I like to be even closer. Note that Samsung is careful to not say it isn't visible at suggested (THX sort of suggested) viewing distances - they always say 'typical' distances, which tend to be huge in America for various reasons.
Would the picture be better than a 51" at that distance? It will be a lot bigger, at least. I would probably go with the 60, myself. Can you find one in a store?
Can you swing the 64"? How about a used 64" or a used 65" panny off of craigslist?