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7ft Viewing Distance, is a 42" Plasma too big?

Discussion in 'Plasma TVs' started by ChrisNic, Oct 26, 2004.

  1. ChrisNic

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    Ignoring the fact that it would dominate the look of the room would a properly set up TH-42PWD6 playing dvd's look awful from such a short distance away?

    A 37 would make a lot more sense im sure but I cant resist a bargain!
     
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    7FT is far enough away for a cinematic 42"!!!
     
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    I would deffinetely go for the 42".
     
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    My only concern at that distance would be whether I'd be able to see the pixels too easily. I'd possibly think of the HD model just for the smaller pixels. I could however be talking complete nonsense and no one else will agree: just thought I'd mention it in case. It would certainly be cinematic though :thumbsup:
     
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    You'd have to have bloody good eyesight to see the pixels from 7ft away!
     
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    Size matters! My seating position is about the same and I went for 50". It's huge and I love it! :oops:
     
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    I sit about 7-8ft away from my screen and I disagree i had a 42" first and you are right i could see every little fault with the display i sent it back to JL and got a 37" and it is perfect.
    it also made me personaly a bit overwhelmed by the size of the picture in releetion to your horizontal line of sight especially witht he lights off watching a movie.
    and yes i am gutted that i could not have a 42"
    but hey thats just my opinion.
    ;o)
     
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    my panny pwd6 42" looks good from 3 ft. and over
     
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    My lounge is long and thin, and is about 9 foot wide at the end where the TV is.

    I've just replaced a Philips 32" Matchline with a 42" PW6. I put the plasma on an 18" AV stand, just big enough to hold my Rotel 1055. As the screen is thinner (no surprises there :clown: ) the glass is about 10" or more further back than my old CRT.

    But the difference it has made to the room itself is fanastic :thumbsup: , no longer does the TV dominate the end of the room. I gained about 6" of space back from the old setup. It was like having a small extension built!

    My advice would be to go and see a PW6 in action. But I think you will find DVD's perfect, and some Sky channels a little grainy, but the movie channels look really good!

    Hope this helps.

    If you are interested, send me a private message and I will send a jpeg of the setup.
     
  10. ChrisNic

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    Thanks everyone for your honest opinions.

    I feel my credit card groaning already but hey its pay day in two weeks! I have a 24" at the moment so I think its going to seem huge for a while, frees up a lot of space in my room though once I put it on the wall.
     
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    Also remember the screen will slowly shrink in size as you become accustomed to it's presence :D
     
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    Not taking in consideration the quality of the picture - 7ft is actually about 1 foot too much for a 16:9 42" display!

    Just go to the dealer - take a couple of DVD's, sit/stand at [insert your required distance here] and watch for some lenght!
     
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    forget the room - weigh in big for this gear and justify it anyway you can...

    I almost undertook planning permission / builders quotes for an extension just to justify TO MYSELF that I needed to spend best part of £4k on a Home Cinema set-up...

    Life's 4 Livin!
     

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