Originally Posted by Theresa
There won't be much enthusiasm for 4K, just like there isn't for 3D. Almost all non-dedicated rooms are too small for a screen large enough to provide any benefit. Of course there are those with large dedicated theaters who use projectors who will benefit but they are few in number except on boards such as this. I have a 50" screen and could not and would not go bigger given it's already the dominant feature of the room and my inner waf wishes it were less prominent.
You are probably either a woman (no offense) or someone who reads consumer offense. Most guys I know WANT the TV to be the most dominent feature in the room - they go to that room to watch TV. If my girlfriend said to me - this TV is too big, let's get a 50" TV I'd sadly pack up her things and then watch a good movie on my huge TV. Most guys want the biggest screen possible as they tend to watch action movies or scifi movies - yes I'm generalizing.
Consumer reports will tell you you need to be about 50' from a 65" screen or some rediculous nonsense like that. An informed person would take two pieces of painters tape. Put them at a diagnal of 55, 65, 85, 100,.... and sit at their usual seating distance from the wall where their screen would go. As long as you don't have to move your eyes to see both pieces of tape you can keep going larger.
My living room is about 14' wide - I could easily have an 85" screen. I don't think I have a particularly large living room. I used to have a 24' long living room at my previous apartment. I could probably have used a 150" screen.