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Discussion in 'Televisions' started by glandgraf, Oct 29, 2003.

  1. glandgraf

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    I'm finishing my basement up now and want to start looking at big-screen Tv's. Are there 'guidelines' for buying a big screen in terms of size? My room is going to be about 10'-6" from front to back. What size TV should I be looking for.
     
  2. hornydragon

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    if basement has no pillars forget TV order a PLVZ2 £1200 and fill the wall! add some nice speakers and away you go (PJ cheaper than LCD, Plasma and even rear Projector mate.
     
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    The bigger, the better. And front projection does offer the largest size per pound.

    All screens/tvs etc shrink during use*. Even 9 ft diagonal projection screens.

    * Not really, of course. But you most certainly do become accustomed to the size, which gives you the impression of shrinkage.
     
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    read your message, i was looking for a 36 inch tv, couldn`t afford a plasma, then bought the sanyo plvz2 when it just came out. You wouldn`t regret buying it, i paid 1500 and it has fallen to 1200 and still don`t regret it...
     
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    He's right, you know. My 28" TV seemed huge after the 17" I had before, but now I wonder if I shouldn't have got a bigger one! :D
     
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    Yes, you should have!!
     
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    Don't wish to put a dampener on this "bigger is better" theme, but don't forget that some people notice flicker, line structure etc (even to the point of headaches).

    Glandgraf,

    Why not take a tape measure into your local TV showroom and compare screen sizes from 10ft 6in away?

    Of course, you can't over do it, or they'll send for the men in white coats. :laugh:
     
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    Not on a high resolution (1280x720 or up) LCD projector. They may see rainbows on a DLP, but no line structure.
     
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    I would go for no more than a 28inch widescreen in that tiny room :D
     

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