Different strokes, Dave. We sit 12 ft. from our 65. I never like the thought of a TV's size dominating an area that isn't a theater setting. 75" or 85" might be too much in this case. Anyway, it's up to the buyer's eyes and family plans. Cheers.A 65" is way too small for an 18 ft. x 16 ft. room connected to the kitchen in open layout. Even 85" is small especially for occasional watching from that attached kitchen. I'm sitting less than 8 ft. from my 65".