Originally Posted by lovinthehd
That little thing is the center speaker? Dang, thought it was some sort of box you left on the mantle. You can still hear that from 18 feet away?
My difficulty with my center speaker is it doesn't fit underneath the tv at all, let alone on top, so it sits off to the side standing on end, fortunately just fits underneath the set that way and I can still aim it well at the listening area. The set itelf sits on my Empire sub which is a great height for me, just wish it had the small pedestal swivel stand instead of that chrome 4 leg monstrosity, but then I don't watch the stand, either
I was wondering if you had reclining furniture or something. I sit upright about 8 feet from mine which is at eye level, and think the 59" is a bit small (but I wasn't willing to pay a ton more for the extra 5" diagonal either). I do have my set in my bedroom elevated as I recline watching there.
Thanks was just curious...
Ok, I ran a tape today. It's 13 feet from the TV to the couch. I watch a lot the TV a lot from my kitchen, which is probably 18+ feet away. I don't have reclining furniture, I just like it there. I'm 6'5" and so it's not as high as you would think for me. Also, keep in mind, the TV is really only used for general TV watching, entertaining guests (while we are doing other things such as cooking) and kids. My serious movie watching is done in my media room which has a 61" PDP at about 5-6 feet. In that room the TV is set at normal height (recommended height) and I find it uncormfortable as I recline and then have to tilt my head down.
BTW, I spent 5 years watching a 43" from that distance so 59" seems HUGE.
The center channel can be heard fine, even in other rooms. It is a KEF T101. Check it out on their website. I'd like to have gotten the KEF T301 but I also wanted to play the kinect in this room. I couldn't really have both.
Last thing...the TV in this room with the pictures is as much about the way it looks, i.e. presentation, as it is about performance. Actually more so. This is the great room in my house that overlooks my negative edge pool.