37" or 42" Panny

Olaup

Banned
Is there really a lot of difference in viewing pleasure between these 2 sizes ?
The difference can be approx £700 on the models I'm contemplating from the same series so apart from cost I'm also wondering over the physical sizes of the casework . Both would be on a pedestal but as I don't really get time to go & view them I thought I'd seek opinions here .
If you have had a 37" & upgraded to a 42 " would you mind saying whether it was worth it or not ?

Thanks
 

montybaber

Well-known Member
I have a 37" and I love it but it is dependant on viewing distance, my viewing distance varies from 10ft to 4ft so 42" would have been quite big (originally had a hitachi 42" and it was huge).
 
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zixer

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Olaup said:
Is there really a lot of difference in viewing pleasure between these 2 sizes ?
The difference can be approx £700 on the models I'm contemplating from the same series so apart from cost I'm also wondering over the physical sizes of the casework . Both would be on a pedestal but as I don't really get time to go & view them I thought I'd seek opinions here .
If you have had a 37" & upgraded to a 42 " would you mind saying whether it was worth it or not ?

Don't worry about the size, they look *really* normal quickly. When you go to other peoples houses you are shocked how small their tv's are..
Get the 42" as long as you have a reasonable distance away from it.

John
 

djcla

Distinguished Member
i am looking at the 37 px60 but as the resolution appears to be slightly smaller than the 42" i wondered if i am going to get just as good HD images etc? Also I sit a min of 7 Feet and max of about 11 feet away would 42" be too big?
 

pjclark1

Novice Member
get the big one, you know you want it.
 
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steventucker

Guest
Personally I would go for the 37. I have it and I'm about 3m away and it looks great. I had a 40" lcd before that and felt it was too big (size matters!). I think the 42" would be too big if you watch a lot of sky, cable, or freeview from under 3.5m.
 

djcla

Distinguished Member
hmm , probably go with the 37" but am a little confised about the difference in reolutions and what difference they make. i.e. think the 27" px60 is 1024 x 720 and not 768 what difference will this make if any? Also do all HD ready TV's display 1080I and 720P and how is this calculated?
 

Olaup

Banned
Thanks for all the replies . Viewing distance is going to be 3m max so I think I'll end up with a 37" as the 42 " would probably dominate the room decor & I'll use the £700 saving for something else .
 
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steventucker

Guest
the picture quality in both the 37 and 42 are identical - just one bigger than the other. both will do 1080i or 720p as both are fully hd ready.

if all you watch is dvd or hd content then the 42 is best regardless of viewing distance. if you watch a lot of freeview, cable, or sky then i would get the 37 if you are under 3.5m away as the imperfections in standard definition (sd) broadcast material will not visible.

I've got the 37 and sit 3m away and it feels about perfect for me.
 
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steve998

Guest
I have a 32" plasma (hitachi) which is fine at 3 x screen width (8 feet) but looks too small for films.

I pulled my sofa forward 2.5 feet last night to view a DVD at 2 x screen wdth and it was great!!

Size is important, but I dont regret getting the 32"

I would probably get the 37" and spend £700 on either a) putting towards a projector b) beer
 

darrenf

Novice Member
I'm having the same dilema, I sit about 6 - 7 feet away and think i'm going to go for the 37 as I think the 42 might be too big - I bet it would look great with movies though!
 

Dave Gray

Standard Member
You can never have too big!!!:devil:
 
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Mark V

Guest
Its a fine balance but depends mainly, in my opinion, on the difference in price. It would not, for me, be worth spending £700 more to get a 42" screen, but if it had been £250 to £300, then I would not have gone for the 37". As it was , it cost me £850 for the Panny 37" and at that price level, nothing comes close.

If, maybe next year, I can buy a Panny 42" for £1,200, I would be tempted to upgrade. At the monent I am very happy indeed with my purchase.
 

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