Realizing it's been nearly 2 years since last postings on this thread . . .
Originally Posted by Dan Mercier
Thanks for all the replies.
The vision loss is definitely a challenge and I agree the light he likes in the room is even more of a challenge from a display perspective. His main issue is the guide on his satellite as it is getting harder and harder for him to read. I figured make the whole image much bigger and it'd be better. But 55" to 65" isn't that much of a difference. 55" to 100" with a pj is a big difference.
But maybe a 75" set might be worth while. Although they've been frustrated with having to get warranty work as they live 2.5 hours from any major city. I'll shop around for some 75" units.
Hello to all. If you read this Dan, I was wondering what display you eventually decided on, and if you've been happy with it.
We're currently shopping for an elderly family member with very impaired vision (Macular Degeneration Glaucoma - w/vision basically only in one eye). Budget is approx $550 max; max space for panel is 55"; she watches tv mostly in her bedroom; TV centered w/bed, approx 4' off foot of bed; room typ fairly well lit, with two 3' x 5' windows at each side of her headboard, (i.e. westerly afternoon sunlight shining into room--towards tv); she often leaves the louvered blinds partially open, although blinds can be shut, nevertheless reflections are somewhat of a concern for us. She watches 99% DirecTV (DTV) satellite (news, tv shows, movie) content (so 60i feed) which I see is handled by the TCL R625. And so wondering if anyone might be able to suggest which TV may be best/better for someone in her type of situation with severely impaired vision?
From what I've read, possibly the three most important factors are:
1) High contrast (according to an MIT Technology Review article re: research on "TV for the visually impaired" conducted by Schepens Eye Research Institute)
2) High brightness levels
3) decent reflection handling (which has us skeptical about the TCL R625, as it's rated as having the worst reflection handling by rtings .com)
Thanks to everyone with any suggestions.