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RE: Quell my madness

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 or am I being ridiculous!

 

 

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RE: Quell my madness

Don't do it. Think of how much money you would be wasting.

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RE: Quell my madness

1k extra to be exact.  This is good I need to hear this!

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RE: Quell my madness

Sit closer.

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RE: Quell my madness

That certainly would be the cheaper option Smile I guess I want to know what advantage, if any there is in having a bigger tv? Given the distance.

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RE: Quell my madness

I had a 50" plasma and I would say, if you want to go bigger than your 55" tv, it's got to be a projector. Much more bang for your buck. Also, if you sit 10 feet away from a 65" tv, the picture will look terrible. You don't have that issue with projectors. I sit 9 feet away from my 106" screen and it looks stonkingly good. A proper cinema experience.

£1500 would get you everything: an Optoma HD33 projector, screen, mount and all cables.

Just food for thought.

 

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RE: Quell my madness

In my case you're talking to someone who is wondering if 37" would be too big next time we upgrade in a few years. (When the 5 year warranty runs out.)

65" (or even 55") would turn our living room into a TV room and would be an enormous, unsightly, expensive, black rectangle for about 22 hours a day.

 

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RE: Quell my madness

I have to agree with bretty, stick with your 55" if you want bigger then go with a projector, having said that when i got my 46" i wish i had gone for a 50".

You have to ask yourself will you be saying the same thing next year or in several years, if the answer is yes then go for the 65".

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RE: Quell my madness

I have to agree with the projector idea, however the problem would be light, this is my living room where natural light would make it unuasable.  I am starting to calm down on the idea of a bigger screen because as many have said it would take over my livingroom and I am not gaining much by changing it.

In a few years I want to convert my Loft into a cinema room. Then I believe it will be a prjector, probably a 4k - 8k capable one. 

 

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RE: Quell my madness

FWIW. I'm 15 feet from a 60" and feel it's about right......so I'd say it's OTT to go for the 65"......I'm sure you could put the cash saved to better use!  twisted

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like an oppo 103 Wink

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RE: Quell my madness

Zackly.

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RE: Quell my madness

It just happens that I will be having a demo of that unit this weekend!

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RE: Quell my madness

For what its worth i would have a tv for normal viewing and a projector for films.

I havn't the room,or the money for this of course,but it sounds like you have rolling on the floor laughing

ps:looking forward to your review of the oppo Smile

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RE: Quell my madness

Currently my TV sits in the bay window, I would jump on a projector if I could have a dedicated room that can shun light. I will do my best with the Oppo, I am going to unplug my LX54 and take it with me to the demo room Wink

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