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Would a 42" LCD be too big (see photo)

FZR400RRSP

Banned
Below is a photo of my current lounge LCD, which is a 32" Toshiba.
I would like to buy a 42" (probably Philips 42PFL9664, if budget will allow).
The photo was taken from my usual viewing position, which is approx 8 feet from the screen.
Do you think a 42" would be overkill?
My next smallest option is a 40" Sony (Z5500).
I don't think a 37" would give me enough of a difference over the current 32-incher.
I don't want to wall mount over the fireplace, it'll be too high.:nono:
My wife won't allow me to bin the fireplace either.:thumbsdow

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audiphile76

Prominent Member
Philips is good with SD, so 42" at 8 feet will not be an overkill imo, maybe for some poor SD sources, it might look poor.
 

soltakr

Novice Member
go with 42 or bigger above the fireplace? we put 40" above bros
 

FZR400RRSP

Banned
go with 42 or bigger above the fireplace? we put 40" above bros

No, I don't like that practice.
Unnaturally high viewing position.
If I were to wall mount, I would mount at eye level.
Which would mean binning the fireplace, which the wife won't allow.
 

Silverblack

Prominent Member
No, I don't like that practice.
Unnaturally high viewing position.
If I were to wall mount, I would mount at eye level.
Which would mean binning the fireplace, which the wife won't allow.
i think that you could definately get away with a 42 inch in the corner where you have your 32 incher.

the thing is with the philips 9 series range the profile is very slim and even though its 42 inches they designed it to take the place of a 37 inch tv.

the impact of this tv isn't as big as your typical 42 lcd or plasma. i think you will be fine good luck on what ever you decide.:smashin:
 

Leeroy999

Standard Member
Go for it! I've just brought a 42" Toshiba which is in my lounge corner that I view from about the same distance, and it looks spot on! :smashin:
 

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