Upgrading from a 55 inch would you go 65 or larger?

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  1. martimu

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    I've been toying with going 4K

    When looking at measurements (i.e putting a tape measure on the wall) I'm looking at it thinking that the 65 inch doesn't look that much bigger than the 55.

    TV spec aside (just to keep this simple let say an LG C8) those who have gone from a 55 to a 65 was it worth it or did you wish you'd gone for 77inch?

    I've got the space - don't know if I'd get permission from the boss or if I want to try and find that sort of cash

    But I'm thinking that I may just wait/save for another 12 months or so for prices to continue dropping (hopefully) on the bigger sizes and go for the big one.
     
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    Not upgraded myself. But I will when this set goes or I get fed up with it.
    If I had my time again (and the extra loot) I would have gone 65. 55 is great, 65 was not that much larger and would have given me more. 65 now is what I paid for my 55, I see a 65 now as a good price.



    I didn't ask permission.........
     
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    I'm in the same boat and planning on going 75" next year, are you going 8K, samsung or LG.
     
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    55” screen to 65” screen is a 40% increase in viewing area so not as small a difference as you might think. 55” to 77” is a 96% increase so pretty much double.
     
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    LOL

    My wife is very accommodating with AV - my speakers on the hifi usually cause a "WTF!" when people see them for the first time. However, potentially sticking a 77 inch TV on the wall I do think needs to be a joint decision :eek:
     
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    I use a pretty much darkened out room so I will probably go OLED again. My existing one has been plenty bright enough during the day if curtains open anyway. I think the Samsung is quite a bit more as well isn't it? If not I'd take a look before making that decision
     
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    You know I'd read that, but just holding a tape measure to the room makes it look a small increase.

    May have to cut up a bit of cardboard to size to see - 40% is quite a lot

    or I could just explain that it really needs to be the 77 for good value :D:devil:
     
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    When I went to 75" (and to 65, and to 50, and to 42, and to 32) it was imposing for a day, large for a week, about the right size for a month and now it's leaving me thinking that perhaps something in the order of 85-90" would be about right.
     
  9. martimu

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    Yes, it is amazing how quickly you get used to it. We had a projector years ago when plasma was so expensive. Enjoyed the screen size but I think for 4k, HDR etc and every day watching an equivalent PJ would be even more expensive and incur install cost. Plus I think I'd want a laser for the bulb life.
     
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    I'd need a passively cooled projector with direct-view levels of contrast/brightness to consider, and I have a feeling making a cost effective gargantuan screen with Micro-LED panels will happen well before that projector wish-list.

    Mind you I'm not sure where the centre channel lives with a >120" TV, but that's a problem I wouldn't mind having.
     
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    I’ve gone from a 50” to 65” and it’s surprising how quickly you get used to it!
     

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