Plasma Size Rule Of Thumb?

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  1. maffup

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    Can't decide to buy either a 37 or 42 PW7, have a 10ft x 16ft
    room is there a rule to sizing, would a 42 be too big in this room??? :confused:
     
  2. TeresaTT

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    No. I have a 42" in a slightly smaller room and my next screen may well be a 50". They soon shrink after you get one.

    However, it depends on what your priorities are. If how the room looks is most important, then you may feel that a large screen is not so aesthetically pleasing. However, if quality of entertainment is most important, then get the biggest and best you can afford.

    But do bear in mind, that the closer you sit and the bigger the screen, the more artefacts you will see. I sit 9 foot from my screen and I find no problems (apart from vastly compressed Digital Cable programmes which were also bad on my 32" CRT).

    Teresa
     
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    Thanks Teresa,

    I'd be sitting about 12ft away, the room will be a playroom/tv room so i guess a 42 will be fine. :thumbsup:
     
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    If you are sitting 12 ft away definitely go for the 42 inch. I am sitting about the same distance away from my screen, the closer you go to it the more artefacts you will see. My closest chair is about 3 ft away and the picture is still perfectly watchable from this distance with hardly any artefacts.
     
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    At 12 foot, you definitely need the 42"
    I sit about 9 foot from my 43" and it looks great.

    The 37 " would be fine, but if you can afford the 42 then go for it.

    It's true, they do shrink when you put them on the wall!!!
     
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    Thanx, 42 it is then. :thumbsup:
     
  7. dave0523

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    Definately true, is that! Almost wish I'd gone for the 50" model now!
     
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    42" is too small, i would recommend 50".

    You won't regret it....
     
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    You woudl say that!!!!!


    I'll stick with my 43" model :smashin:
     
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    :D The Panasonic 65 is very nice too!
     
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    I agree with MAW (as usual)
    buy the biggest you can afford, my 42" Panny looks small after 6 months
     
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    That was tongue in cheek, but with a serious point. You get used to it so quickly, a 42" does indeed shrink on the wall, and if you can afford bigger and not get divorced, then go for it now, buy once, do it right.
     
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    I have just taken delivery of a panasonic TH-50PHD7with a veiwing distance of 12'
    Been up and running now for 2 days and I'm glad I went for the 50 rather than the 42 which I considered
    My advise - if you can afford it buy the 50
     
  14. TheWool

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    Hello there, I've just noticed in one of the forums that you've purchased a 50" PHD7.

    I have as well and I'm just wondering if you've noticed any colour flashes whilst moving your eyes around the screen, especially when there are images of high contrast present (black and white).

    Cheers for your help, Kris.
     
  15. Nostromo426

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    Hi Kris - No to your question - although I have taken the advise I received and "running in" for 200 hours - contrast/brightness/colour all set at -10 so no high contrast levels at the moment. Running Toy Story 24 hours a day upto 70 hours now.
    Have to say I've taken a look at settings all set at 0 and - WOW mind blowing.
     
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    The Wool -
    Slightly of topic Maffup hope you won't mind
    Kris - as a fellow TH-50PHD7 owner do you know how to access "how many hours" that the screen has been on menu????
     

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