How big is too big....

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  1. spoony77

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    Hi people,
    Currently hanging my nose over a 65" 4k TV to replace my 50" plasma but am concerned that this TV could be just too big for our lounge.
    The room is 13 foot by 13 foot and we sit about 9 foot from the TV.
    Can anyone comment on if this will just dominate the room too much?
    Would wall mounting help In this respect?
    Regards
     
  2. simonlewis

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    I wouldn't worry about it being too big, you should soon get used to the size after a couple of days, and yes wall mounting would help.
     
  3. Norman

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    LG can now offer you another solution - their new OLED roll-down TV :)
     
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    I went from a 720p 32" to a 4k 55" a few years back, that was an eye opener for a while. As above though, you get use to the additional size pretty quickly.
     
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    65 inch is the perfect size for that viewing distance and 4K. Room domination is what’s needed for the cinematic experience!
     
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    With the space available, I wish we had gone to 65. I don't consider TV's taking over rooms as an issue. Walls are dull to look at.

    We bought a cabinet stand that held the TV at the right height for our sofa viewing. Saved messing around with dry lined wall fixings etc. and contains the players and amp and all associated cabling. No wall runs to worry about.
     
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    A good guideline is the viewing distance is about 1.5 times the screen size, works for me (65" at ten feet).
     
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    I know too many people that spent a small fortune on a new TV and very quickly regretting not getting the next size up!

    Given your room and distance, 65 sounds ideal. As said by someone else, it may seem big for the first week or so but it’s amazing how quickly you adjust.
     
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    Don't mess about lad, slap a 75 incher in there you won't regret it.
     
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    Well I'd say yes; sounds overpoweringly humongous, but I know others here will be more supportive
     
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    or is the room not your only living-room/lounge? If it's a dedicated tv room then in that case do whatever
     
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    If you need to knock a wall down it's probably too big.
     
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    if its slapped on the wall surely it would make more space in the room.
     
  14. Sonic67

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    It's your house. What do you want?
     
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    That's why I hate chimney breasts, new houses are much better to fit a big TV in unless you are planning on wall hanging your set.
     
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    Tricky if the house comes with a chimney. However when we bought our house there was a fake fire place! House never had a chimney. That fakery soon went.

    Although newer houses care needed with correct fixings for dry walls I would imagine? The fuss for the wall mounting is why I went cabinet, allows you to move it easily as well.
     
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    Do you think it's too big? (Who gives a damn what anyone else thinks?)
    As long as you can get it through the door, it's not too big! Mind you, tiled tvs might be the future, so even that limitation will be gone!

    Andy
     
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    After owning a 65" OLED for few months, now beginning to feel that it is not that big and craving for a 75" or 77".
     
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    I had a 65 Panasonic cx802 which was good I changed to a 75 xe94 and to start with it was massive but you soon get used to the probably about a fortnight but imo bigger is best and on telly quality the xe94 is about 3 times better than the xxx
     
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    If your going to go big it needs to be good as well or it's a waste of time
     
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    In answer to your question... too big is too big when you don't watch content that suits it. No point in watching DVDs on a 75". If you plan on watching 4K though, don't go smaller than 65"
     
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    I have my 65" wall mounted in a 12 x 9 foot room and I view it from about 10 foot away..

    Yes it does dominate the room but the pleasure I get from watching movies on such a large screen I no worry about that..
     
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    I sit 10 ft away from a 75 and it is spot on
     
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    Room is 14 x 10 and I sit nine feet away.

    TV is probably too high (the Centre speaker is nearly level with my chest when I'm sitting on the sofa), but 65" seems just right for both TV and films, SD and HD.
     
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    I liked my 75" Q9FN when watching on it. But during the day it is a big black hole, due to the fact my wife doesn't use ambient mode and turns it off. And therefore I had to send it back to Samsung.

    Try to keep that in mind also. How does it look and fit in the living room during the day or when it is not used. Sizes above 65" tend to distract the rooms balance.
     
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    I actually find size compensates for a non perfect picture; have a 55" 2017 Oled and a 100" 720p inexpensive DLP projector setup. For film nights the projector often wins out despite having lower resolution and worse blacks as the sheer size makes it more 'cinematic'/immersive. But this is because the projector is significantly larger..
     

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