What Size RPTV for My Room? - Pics Inside

What size tv shall I get?

  • 51" Toshiba RPTV

    Votes: 5 83.3%
  • 57" Toshiba RPTV

    Votes: 1 16.7%

  • Total voters
    6
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Stevey

Guest
I am thinking of getting a new tv, the current tv that I have is a 36" Sony CRT one. I have decided on a toshiba RPTV for my new one but I can't decide on what size to get. My viewing distance is about 8 - 9 feet sitting in a sofa. I have freeview and sky and also a pc right next to the tv (hence office chair) I play to use this tv roughly the following percentage wise:

80% Watching Sky Channels or Freeview Alternative for better quality
20% Linking to my pc via S-Video; and watching films by using dvd-rom on pc. In future, I may buy a dvd-player.

I was thinking what would sky/freeview look like blown up this big, apparently according to some reviews its okish with a good scart cable. (Mental Note: Do not get Monster cables!)

Please give me your opinion if I should get the 51" model or the 57" model; will the 57" model be too big i.e. quality poor on sky/freeview because image blown up too much? - Compare BBC channels to Mtv etc.

Here is some pictures of how much room the tv has, remember I must be able to get past!
 

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Stevey

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This is what I estimate the front tv faces to be like; am I roughly correct size wise?
 

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chris

Active Member
i have a 12' by 13' room and have a 42" tosh at the moment.
It looks perfect and gives a wonderful PQ.
I decided to get a newer model and went for the 57".
I also sit about 9 feet away from it.
When it turned up, it looked a lot bigger than it did in the shop and i had trouble trying to place it somewhere, where it did not stick out to much............of course, haveing such a small room, i was fighting a losing battle.
The PQ was good with DVD and some sky channels, but most sky channels were near enough unwatchable, with being so close.
I sent it back the next day and have now got a 51" on its way to me, so will see how i get on with that.

I think you need a really big room.............atleast 30' long and about 20' wide to get the best out of the 57".
i want something bigger than the 42 and hope that the 51 will be ok.............i was really looking for a 46" TV, but cannot seem to find one that gives as good a pic as the tosh, so am going to stick with them for the next couple of years ( although i said that when i got the 42" and a year later i'm replaceing it...........dam this HC hobby and i need a cure for the upgrade bug).
 
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Stevey

Guest
My room is big like 15' x 40' but thats other stuff there e.g. computer etc.
I was thinking of getting a 51" then, but as we know this is a tweakers set. Some of the tweaks say to remove the front of the screen and stuff, is this safe? (Capacitors)
 
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Stevey

Guest
Everyone voted 51" apart from me who voted 57" lol!
Wheres the best place to get it from then?
I heard that a 51WH38 is out soon? Any difference?
 

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