Originally Posted by jason10mm
Some of the newer TVs have decent speakers. And you can always get a HTIB later on. But I would be worried about sitting too close to a 61" TV when playing games. Are you going to be sitting on the bed or across the room? A DLP is going to be at least 2 feet from the wall, leaving you only 10 feet for the rest of the room. I'm sitting 9" from my 61" DLP and think it is perfect, so if you are around that distance away you should be fine. Much closer and I would consider a smaller TV, IMHO.
I will be sitting 8-9ft away from it. I have always wanted a THEATER experience in my home...a projector however is too big for my bedroom..and too big to surf the internet on in my case.
Originally Posted by properbostonian
I know some gamers who don't like playing on bigger sets. I play on a 46" at 9 feet and that is plenty for me. Some prefer even smaller.
If the set is exclusively for gaming, go with the smaller set and add a decent HTIB.
However, if this set may become something more, like your primary TV for watching sports/movies, etc., I would buy bigger now. You will regret it in a few years.
I have a PS3 which will act as my Blu-ray player for watching movies which I definitely do a lot of. Planet Earth series on blu-ray will be my first blu-ray purchase! I watch the NBA playoffs and finals every year as well the NFL.
Originally Posted by Shieze
Go with the smaller and get a proper surround system.
Do not go HTIB as you will be very limited by it later on. Do some research on avs or around the net and see what price you can build a decent setup for, you would probably be surprised. Also if you just buy a HTIB you will be replacing it much sooner, if you spend the money on decent speakers and a receiver, you will probably be good for a while. Worst case you may need to replace the receiver but the speakers should last you a while.
I believe the onkyo HTS790 can be upgraded in certain areas.
Originally Posted by IndyStylee
Listen. The 56 will seem huge in that room. I have a 46 inch sony grand wega about 8 feet from my couch, and it feels too close (Can't move my couch any farther away). I also have the onkyo SR-800S 7.1 system. It is only setup as 5.1, but it sounds great. Makes games way better, and movies are amazing. Sacrifice size and get the sound.....Keep in mind that you'll need speaker stands and new wiring (my sound setup finished out around $150 more than I had estimated).
Lastly, if you're buying anything at a store......never ever, ever, ever, ever pay the sticker price. Ask for 200-300 less, and a break on the warranty too. If they say no see what they counter with. If they don't hit as low as you'd like go elsewhere. Also, cruise forums and see what people have paid and from where. Print that out and bring it with you......they will match or beat the price.
I mean its a 12x12 bedroom how long does it need to be...really all care about is decent quality and alot of bass(for my music and war movies like 300) and watnot.
And yeah don't worry I won't accept price tag.
Originally Posted by Vidmaven
I have to say for gaming, movies and sports events bigger is always better. But it really pays to have a nice sound system to accent what you're seeing. Bioshock on a 110" FP screen with a couple of thousand watts of sound pumped through a nice 7.1 speaker system is a revelation. My kids are more than happy to just sit in my HT and watch me play. They are just as scared as me!
I can imagine! GEEEZ.
Originally Posted by jedimastergrant
Sound is 1/2 of the experience. A HTIB is the absolute minimum that you should be pairing with your display in order to even call it a home theater.
56" in a 12x12 room is plenty big. You will end up sitting 8-9 feet from the set.
Thats the more modest attitude! The attitude I wish I could display more often..but dang...Some say this some say that....and I feel this and I feel that...
Originally Posted by HeadRusch
An Onkyo HTIB is a pretty sufficient HTIB, it wont be a bare-bones alternative....they sound good, which is why they are pretty highly rated.
His problem is he's limited to a HTIB based on cost.....you can't have that kind of budget and expect to buy 36" Towers for mains, or a center channel with dual 8" drivers, dipole surrounds and so on......
Also, with the Onkyo receiver, he can upgrade his speaker package at some point in the future and still be left with a better receiver than he'd get buying a standalone Sony or Kenwood or some off-the-rack best Buy crap.
What he said.
Originally Posted by Mike LS
Yeah, I remember piecing together my first HT system at 17....out of my own pocket. Somehow it meant more to me that way, but to each his own I guess.
Oh it does. I spent my own money on my 360 and my pS3 and all the extras...wireless adapters..extra controllers HDMi cables and so on...and I spent my mone on some other stuff too...I didnt know though that to see the best PQ on 360 or PS3 that you needed a hi-def TV. I had no money left at this point.
What I wanted to point out in my original post is THIS IMPORTANT FACT!
I have NEVER experienced a HDTV in my home...and I have NEVER Experienced a surround sound system PERIOD!
So all this about this sounds so much better and this sounds so much better is not really helping me so much because MY EARS WON'T KNOW THE DIFFERENCE! HAHA!
So with that in mind...the problem here is that..
I don't know if 56" will satisfy me(wow that sounds so gay) or not because I havent had a tv that big in my room or any room in my house...I can only see it at stores...and I sat about 8 ft away from the 61" sammy dlp and it was GREAT!
I don't know if when and IF I turn on my onkyo HTs790 if I will be amazed or feel that you guys were right and that I need to build one of my own.