I am sure this has been covered before and I am sorry for the newbie question. I bought a 40 Samsung 630 series lcd and am wondering if I should have bought a 46" instead. The least viewing distance is 5 feet and the longest is 8.5. Thanks
im in a bedroom and i have a 46" , i sit around 6' away, on my bed its more than that. Even at 4-5 feet 46" is pretty tolerable. If your like 3 feet away from the tv then 40 is good. If your not doing any PC hookups then you dont need to sit too close.
Thanks for the suggestion. I need to make a decision by tomorrow. I only have till then to make an exchange for the 46". The wife says go for the 46" but I am afraid with sd signals the 46" will look bad at 5-8 ft viewing distances.
Go for the 46 you will not regret it! I have a 50" in my bedroom and 120" as my main movie screen. When I go to everybody elses house there tv's look so small. It is funny having a movie night at their houses. Feels like I am going to my grandmothers to watch tv, pathetic.
Normally I'd say, "Yeehaaa, go with the 46", but your viewing distances of 5-8 ft are pretty darn close.
If you're happy with the 40" you already bought, then stick with it. I don't see why you'd need to go bigger at those distances, but there are always ppl who can't get big enough, no matter what. I'd call that a want, not a need, though.
Now, 40" at like 12-15 feet would be too small for many ppl. If you're planning to move or greatly re-organize your viewing space, size could then become a factor.
I have a 52" lcd in my living room and I sit between 5-9 ft away and I think its perfect but I keep my brightness and backlight turned down. I would probably go blind if I watched it in torch mode at 5 ft. Even then its pretty bright first thing in morning. In my bedroom I have a 37" lcd Im usually about 8-9 ft away and I sure wish it was bigger.
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