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Registered: ‎10-23-2008

HDTV Question

I plan on buying a new tv to mount on the wall...I'm a Sony fan, and have been for quite sometime when it comes to TV's, but my dilemma is this-how do you know what size is appropriate?  I want to be able to get the biggest size that will still be a good fit for my living room.  I don't want it so small you can't see it, but I don't want to feel like it's to big either...any suggestions on how to pick the size?
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Registered: ‎10-23-2008

Re: HDTV Question

I just went through the same deal... I just purchased a TV for my bedroom, and what people had said to me is that the dimensions of the room you are going to put it in, and how far you will be viewing the TV from will justify what size to get. My room is roughly 16'x23', my bed sit directly in front of the wall I wanted to place my TV on, and it is approximately 14' from pillow to wall. What this means is that in order to get optimal viewing, they say  that anything over 47" requires you to view from 10+ feet of the screen. I got a 52" Sony Bravia, and it is nothing less than prime!! So, that being said, If your seating in the living room is more than 10' away, go with the 42"+. Just a helpful opinion. I'm not a distributor, nor a professional, so my words may be just words to you. I just went through the same thing, so Just throwin it out there. Good luck.
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Posts: 63
Registered: ‎12-22-2008

Re: HDTV Question

There is a science to selecting the right size for your room and viewing distance.

 

 

Try using this viewing distance calculator

http://myhometheater.homestead.com/viewingdistancecalculator.html

 

or this one

http://www.carltonbale.com/home-theater/home-theater-calculator/

 

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