Originally Posted by vitoandolini
I bet a lot of consumers will look at those differences and just conclude that 46" is big enough, 55" is too big, the price difference isn't worth it to them (or they can't afford it), or they may even go with another brand. So again, I hope we see some 52" Samsung LCD's in 2010 (particularly 6 series and 7 series).
I say your wrong in your assumptions as I've owned both a 45" and then a 57" and the 45" = no HT immersion the 57" at 8.5' provides it and it was a huge difference as all viewing became new and improved at the larger size.
If your spending this kind of money the goal should be HT immersion and that which excels over the Theater experience and it does. Of course if your goal is to simply WATCH
TV the 46" may be fine but if you desire to EXPERIENCE
the content being displayed then going with a panel that matches THX viewing distance standards of todays 1080/24P panels then you go for it - from personal experience with both sizes the smaller panel is viewed while the larger HT size is EXPERIENCED
and the WoW doesn't go away 3.5 years later. There is a reason that most RPTV's were 60"> --- to provide HT immersion IMPACT and why would Flat Panels be any different? They aren't - size matters unless you simply want to view the content like an old CRT Tube and there is a reason they are now history and good riddens.
Comparatively when I go to a movie theater now I find the theater inferior with the PQ being disappointingly dimmer/duller, full of flicker, grain and the nuisance of the crowd chomping on their snacks like cattle and their gadgets and talking is quite annoying and I find movies on my TV via BluRay with surround sound superior to the movie theater. Go larger and you don't need to deal with a Movie House.Go BIG and Experience HT!