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Calling all 55", 60" and 65" tv owners
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Gents,

I was wondering if you could all do me a favour please? There are a few 55", 60" and 65" owners on here now and as you know I'm not exactly happy with my 50gt50 and it's performance. This leads me onto looking at replacement sets and sizes. An increase from 50" plasma to 55" led is do able given my current set up, however if I'm to go any bigger I'd have to re-arrange the lounge a liitle. Looking at this over the weekend raised two big questions

1. 4k or 1080p

2. Distance

id like to answer number 2 first which is where I need your help.

would those that have a 55" plus tv be kind enough to just let me know there screen size and distance from the tv you sit. I know I could get recommended distances from various websites but I'd real like to know what real owners who watch all types of material (sd tv, hd tv, blu-rays, gaming etc) think rather than some facts and figures which aren't always that reliable! After all my current tv won loads of awards, but frankly it's a big lit down so I'm going for the real world data

cheers in advance

Rocket

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rocketrazor wrote:

Gents,

I was wondering if you could all do me a favour please? There are a few 55", 60" and 65" owners on here now and as you know I'm not exactly happy with my 50gt50 and it's performance. This leads me onto looking at replacement sets and sizes. An increase from 50" plasma to 55" led is do able given my current set up, however if I'm to go any bigger I'd have to re-arrange the lounge a liitle. Looking at this over the weekend raised two big questions

1. 4k or 1080p

2. Distance

id like to answer number 2 first which is where I need your help.

would those that have a 55" plus tv be kind enough to just let me know there screen size and distance from the tv you sit. I know I could get recommended distances from various websites but I'd real like to know what real owners who watch all types of material (sd tv, hd tv, blu-rays, gaming etc) think rather than some facts and figures which aren't always that reliable! After all my current tv won loads of awards, but frankly it's a big lit down so I'm going for the real world data

cheers in advance

Rocket

 

Hi Rocket. My main viewing sofa is approx 6m from the 65" panny. 

Nick @ home cinema center Edinburgh said it may look large at first but you will soon get used to it. 

It replaced my 42" pioneer. 

If you flick through my system thread you will see the layout of my room. Although the old tv is still on the wall...

The couch on the left is still not too close for viewing either. 

The only concern I had was for mounting on the original wall bracket in terms of height and the weight of the screen. Height was sorted by selecting different holes on the brackets attached to the screen. 

I would not go back to a smaller screen now and am delighted with the screen size and viewing distance. 

Hope this helps

John

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Added. Sd footage is more than acceptable. All serious viewing is done in hd where possible..

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65" @ 8 Feet - is awesome...

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Only asking for gents' opinions is a bit sexist.  :shame:

 

I watched a 65-inch 4K TV at Bristol show at 6-8 feet distance, and even DVDs looked fine to me.

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Added. Sd footage is more than acceptable. All serious viewing is done in hd where possible..

cool, cheers. 6m is quite a distance

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65" @ 8 Feet - is awesome...

This is probably more my distance  Smile

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Only asking for gents' opinions is a bit sexist.  :shame:

 

I watched a 65-inch 4K TV at Bristol show at 6-8 feet distance, and even DVDs looked fine to me.

sorry bigboss, your absolutely right and I apologise to any ladies reading this post, please feel free to contribute  :oops:

you saw DVDs up scaled on a 4k 65 inch and it looked ok. That's good. I think as normal tv is still in normal sd broadcast up scaling on a 4k panel will be important. Can't have the wife moaning that 'the only way is Essex' is worse than it already is  Smile

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60" TV, and am pretty much bang on 8 feet away when sat on the sofa (just had the tape measure out).

1080p bluray content looks flawless, and 1080p PS4 games give a definite 'wow' factor (when your playing 'Killzone' there are times when you stop playing and just have a good look around instead).

720p broadcast HD content looks great, especially BBC HD channels, though you can tell the difference between 720p and 1080p (ie Sky Movies HD vs an itunes movie via Apple TV).

There is a noticable softening of the picture with broadcast SD content but still perfectly watchable (with the exception of the scrolling text on news channels which looks pretty blurry by comparison), though to be honest I rarely if ever watch SD content unless its some old comdey show on UK Gold.

You could comfortably go to 65" at 8 feet provided your room layout can accomodate.  Smile

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The Only Way is Essex has got excellent pic and sound on ITV 2 HD - no matter how close you get

You wont have to wrry about that Wink

 

My Advice buy the biggest TV you can as long as you dont sacrifice too much on quality - its only big for a week then its normal

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60" TV, and am pretty much bang on 8 feet away when sat on the sofa (just had the tape measure out).

1080p bluray content looks flawless, and 1080p PS4 games give a definite 'wow' factor (when your playing 'Killzone' there are times when you stop playing and just have a good look around instead).

720p broadcast HD content looks great, especially BBC HD channels, though you can tell the difference between 720p and 1080p (ie Sky Movies HD vs an itunes movie via Apple TV).

There is a noticable softening of the picture with broadcast SD content but still perfectly watchable (with the exception of the scrolling text on news channels which looks pretty blurry by comparison), though to be honest I rarely if ever watch SD content unless its some old comdey show on UK Gold.

You could comfortably go to 65" at 8 feet provided your room layout can accomodate.  Smile

cool, cheers for the detail. Need to check my layout out. Would need to work out how to get cables from. One side of the room to the other. Lots to consider

cheers

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The Only Way is Essex has got excellent pic and sound on ITV 2 HD - no matter how close you get

You wont have to wrry about that Wink

 

My Advice buy the biggest TV you can as long as you dont sacrifice too much on quality - its only big for a week then its normal

its bad enough on sd, don't really want hd for that  Smile

on a serious note assume itv 2 is hd on sky, I have freesat so don't think I get it. Certainly channel 5 isn't hd

my 50" is feeling a little small, hence the thought to try and move the room round, but that involves getting speaker and tv cabling from one side of the room to the other.

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65 and I'm 3.4 metres away. And I can confirm Mr Malarky is right concerning Killzone. It looks fabulous.

 

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65 and I'm 3.4 metres away. And I can confirm Mr Malarky is right concerning Killzone. It looks fabulous.

 

thats handy, just got out the dimensions of our lounge and it's 3.3m (10'10"") wide so looks like I can go 60 to 65" without an issue on quality. Now for working out those pesky cables

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And I have a concreate floor so I can't run them under the floor unless I dig out a channel.

regarding mounting a 60" to 65" tv, do we think a 5" thick wall is enough to hold it?

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Is it a stud wall? Regarding wires, you can channel them in the underlay, if you have carpet of course....

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