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Discussion in 'TVs' started by loonatic, Dec 13, 2003.

  1. loonatic

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    I have just sold my 30" LCD TV and am looking to get a good CRT as a replacement, but I had forgotton just how large large TVs are.

    Thing is my room is only 10ft x 10ft.

    The 30" LCD, which is the same as a 32" CRT was fine, could have been bigger, but of course it was only 6 inches thick.

    So what size do you think would be best suited...32" or 36" ?

    Obviously I would prefer a 36" but not if its going to be too over powering.

    It will be a second TV mainly used for DVDs, Films via Sky+ and console action.

    Also it will have to go up a flight of stairs...has anyone here carried a set upstairs - with a mate of course not on their own.

    Cheers, Lee
     
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    i would have thought that 32" and 36" would be a bit overpowering in a 10' x 10' room, and that therefore a 28" would be more than ample - will also save you some money.

    Good hunting.
     
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    Hi There,

    My room is similar to yours about 12' x 8'. I have a 32" and it fits in nicely and doesn't overpower the room. I sit about 7'-8' away from the tv and this is fine. Altough I think from a viewing point of view I would like a bigger screen. Just don't have the space for it.

    I think anything bigger may look a bit overpowering in the space I have.

    If I could fit a 36"er in the corner of the living room I would have ! :devil:
     
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    Hi Loonatic,

    I've had the Tosh 36ZP38 and now have the Panny 36PD30 and the style/design of these sets means that, at least face on, these sets look comparitively small(ish) and very tidy. If you're putting the set in a corner, even better.

    However, carrying these sets around the house is a different story; do you know a few Schwarzenegger lookalikes? The 36PD30 weighs 82kg:eek: I do not envy anyone trying to get this up a flight of stairs:thumbsdow

    Regards,

    LAGAVULIN
     
  5. loonatic

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    Hi Lagavulin,

    Yeah I think that I'm going to have to reconsider getting a plasma.

    CRTs are just too big and heavy and getting it upstairs might just be impossible. I can see it now...we would all be walking around this bloody great big TV stuck in the hallway with me on the phone trying to get it returned.

    I also have the same DVD and AMP as you...how to you find the prog-scan playback on the PD30 ?

    I am now trying to decide if I should go for the 42" or 50" plasma - it's mainly for films and not general TV viewing afterall.

    Cheers, Lee
     
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    Hi Lee,

    Small world, eh? I see you like Metallica? Me too:D

    Anyway, yeah, the Prog. Scan playback on the PD30 (with some tweeking) is simply mouthwatering! See my post on the current "I love My PD30" thread...

    Personally, I found when demoing CRT and plasmas, CRT's are way sharper and more defined, unless you're thinking of walloping £8000/10,000 on one:eek: (way out of my league:( )

    Anyway, hope ya get a good 'un sorted.

    Best regards,

    LAGAVULIN
     

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