Originally Posted by Raistlin_HT
With that in mind, I think I'll save myself some cash and get the 50". The TV does have SSE (which I can notice), and its processing isn't exactly top of the line ... so it's probably better to not go too big
I really think you should go for the 55. If you're planning on having the TV for awhile, the extra $$ you'll spend for the 5 more inches now will be worth the extra 5 inches of beautiful HD enjoyment you'll have for a long time. Remember, you want to have that "wow" factor when you watch. I have a 55" set I view from about 10 ft. If I had 50, it wouldn't have quite the effect on my senses. I also wish I had gotten 60" when I purchased.
Also keep in mind, in terms of SDE and other imperfections that your eyes can pick up, to NOT notice those you'd have to move back so far that there would be virtually no "wow" factor. I too, have great eyes and can pick that stuff up on my 55" from where I sit. However, if I start moving back from the display to erase those imperfections I see, it might as well be a 40" TV.