Large Plasma TV, distance and playing Wii

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  1. d00mo

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    Hi,

    I am gonna buy a new TV and the viewing distance is about 5 m (= 17 feet). I am considering a 64" Plasma, Samsung PS64D8005.
    I have two questions.

    1. Is a 64" TV suitable for this distance?
    2. The TV will be used a lot for playing Wii. Will the picture be totally unviewable with a TV at this size? The Wii doesn't support HD.

    Thanks! And a happy new year! :)
     
  2. GoNz0

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    it was bad enough playing wii at 5 foot last night on my bro in laws 42" lcd so go figure.
     
  3. Bl4ckGryph0n

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    I plug the Wii in my Yamaha amp which up converts component 480p into a 1080i output, which then goes via HDMI into my Samsung 59D6900. We are about 12 foot away and it looks great! Well it is still a wii so comparatively and no worse than on my previous 43" Pioneer
     
  4. Inferno

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    I play the Wii through component cable to media box @ 480p TV ups it to 1080p, TV is a 50" and play at about 4 to 8 foot it varies on what we play, but it looks damm good to me.

    A 42" LCD is a 42" LCD though what more do i need to say ;).
     
  5. Korum

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    Our Wii looks great on a 51'' D8000, max viewing distance is 10ft. It's running through component in game mode. How do you get a Wii remote to work at 17ft, ours are on the very edge of the sensor bar at 10ft.
     
  6. Mose

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    The missus uses the Wii in our house and I've set it up using an HDMI adaptor which upscales it to 720p or 1080p. Playing distance is about 7 feet and it looks fine.
     

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