Originally Posted by bekindrewind
Good day InteliVolume,
How's your research going?
Hello, Be Kind, and thank you for the response! Sorry for the delay in getting back to you; I hadn't checked my email connecting to this site in awhile...
It maybe helpful if you posted some photos of your TH room.
Let me work on that...
Later today I'll try take some photos of my set up and you can get an idea of the visual impact going from a 50' plasma to a 75" led looks like.
If my sofa is placed next to the back wall, it's, 12 feet. I'm currently sitting at 10 feet with the 75". Moving the sofa 2 feet forward makes more of an impact on the surround sound than the immersiveness of the screen. Rear speakers should have a little distance behind you.
Thank you so much for sharing those pictures -- it's appreciated, sir! Yeah, it's kinda hard to tell from looking at them what kind of impact difference is made; seems to me from my eyes the 75 inch screen doesn't "appear" much, much larger than the 50, remarkably...don't know what it is...
Does it seem appeciatively larger to you in scope when watching films? Do you watch films on it?
My surround system isn't a problem in this scenario at all; I'm running an Onkyo 605, OPPO BDP-83, Polk RTi12 mains, Polk CSi30 center, Polk PSW350 sub and SpeakerCraft in-ceiling surrounds that were already in when we purchased the house...the left surround is seven feet from the sweet spot (my seat) and the right one is nine feet from it (compensated for in the receiver's setup menu of course via calibration level offset and distance parameters)...
Have you spent any time in the stores comparing the sizes, while standing back 12 from them?
A bit; it's just SO difficult to determine exactly how large these screens are by standing in a store surrounded by other larger sets and the bright lighting...you know, the *wink wink* reason stores run the sets in torch mode? *wink wink*
Look at screen sizes in the I can't spend more than this amount.
Go into the menu of each and change it to what you will be watching, movie mode for example.
Bring your blu-ray player (and hdmi cord) with you, so you can level out the apples to apples on what source is providing the image.
Bring a couple of blu-rays your very familiar with and go to those scenes. (I used The Dark Knight and King Kong)
I've found the stores very accommodating, when I brought my blu-ray and hdmi cord. I also thank them and offer to treat them to a cup of coffee or lunch for going the extra mile.
Oh, well, I don't think I'd chug my OPPO BDP-83 and its Monster HDMI connector cord to the local Sam's Club...but thanks for the tip!