Just to put the other side of the discussion: I recently moved my Panasonic GT50 into another room and replaced it with a Panasonic ST65 - by the way we sit with our eyes about 10 feet from the screen in that room. Watching standard definition is OK (very watchable), the 65" Panasonic does its best to upscale and does a pretty good job with it. HD broadcasts are very good and BluRay is terrific as you would expect.
I've only had the 65" for a couple of weeks or so, it hasn't settled down yet. Even so I am extremely pleased with the picture quality and am amazed that a set of this size and quality could be bought for less than £1,900. If you don't want to install a projector and fancy a larger screen I would definitely try to get a proper demo of any of the new big sets that take your fancy, maybe even the VT65?
The VT65 is beautiful, It was on my list of TV's, I only opted for the LED because I play Games and have PC connected to it, so it makes sense to buy LED. On this occassion I have cooled on the idea of a bigger screen. But having said this I am looking at some plans to have a loft conversion where it will become my Cinema room. Only for this reason have I cooled on the idea.
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I well remember the days when a 26” CRT was considered a whopper!
And when I first set eyes on a Sony 32” WEGA that was literally jaw dropping (and not only size wise, but PQ wise too). I would have loved a 50 inch over my 42 but no way could I afford it, but no way am I complaining as I’ve still got an amazing telly.
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Picked up a 55inch Samsung and now wondering whether I should have bought a 65inch! I sit about 10ft from my TV. Is it worth returning and buying the bigger model
I'm going to agree with the spirit of what jabirugpa said. I have a 64" Samsung in the parlour and a 60" LG60PZ950T television in the kitchen (I need to change my signature). I watch both from about nine to ten feet, and I certainly would not have them any smaller. Most recently I used to have the 50" Pioneer that is mentioned in my signature in the kitchen, and I did begin to think that it was looking a bit small, and the current 60" LG is certainly better in terms of size (and sharpness, if not for black level). Spend the extra grand and go for the 65" version of your current 55" TV. You'll notice the difference initially, but within a fortnight you'll get used to it. Then try going back to a 55" set, and it will seem small!
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like an oppo 103
youll get an Oppo 105 for 1K
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The thought had crossed my mind Or maybe a poweramp for some music listening.
Thanks Son of SJ. I have cooled on the idea, only because my bay window would be non existant and all natural light blocked out But in the future and certainly with the 4k sets or 8k I will be going bigger.
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