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  1. Member coody's Avatar
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    Do you think the larger size LCD TV such as 60 inches Sony KDL-60EX500 is better than 55 inches KDL-55EX500 or the small size is better?
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  2. How far away do you watch from?
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    We don't know the size or layout of the viewing room. We don't know what your budget is. However, you know these things, coody. Make a decision for yourself.
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    Big is beautiful.
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  5. Member fritzi93's Avatar
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    Go big.

    Not many regret buying an HDTV because it's too big. More people regret going too small. JMO.
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  6. If you sit less than about 8 feet away go for the smaller set. Otherwise the larger.
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  7. Member MJA's Avatar
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    ? I will not pay $500 for an extra 5 inch
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  8. Member edDV's Avatar
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    Size is only one of the parameters to a quality picture.

    Why do you think you can get a $499 50" and a $2599 42".

    Do you think there may be more to it than size?
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  9. Originally Posted by edDV View Post
    Do you think there may be more to it than size?
    Probably not. They're both the same model series.
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    Originally Posted by jagabo View Post
    Originally Posted by edDV View Post
    Do you think there may be more to it than size?
    Probably not. They're both the same model series.
    If all else is equal, why not go for size?

    I'm just not sure all else is equal.
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  11. Member coody's Avatar
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    I am worry about the motion blur. The motion blur in a big LCD TV may be more noticeable than in the small LCD TV. How do you think about it?
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  12. Motion blur is not an issue with current LCD HDTVs and normal video. You can really only see it in test patterns.

    http://www.displaymate.com/LCD_Plasma_ShootOut.htm
    http://www.displaymate.com/LCD_Response_Time_ShootOut.htm

    Although they noted obvious motion blur with test patterns...

    The conclusions from everyone that participated in the Shoot-Out were consistent across the board and will likely surprise most consumers: there was essentially no visually detectable motion blur on any of the LCD HDTVs in all of the extensive live video content that we assembled. When people thought they saw motion blur, with only a handful of minor exceptions, the blur was either in the source video or a temporary visual illusion that disappeared when the segments in question were reviewed.
    You're not likely to see any difference between 55 and 60 inches.
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    8-11 feet away, go for 55"
    11+ feet, go for 60"

    They're not really that much different.
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  14. THX recommends:
    Divide the size of your screen by .84 (screen size is measured diagonally). For example, a 65-inch TV divided by .84 equals a 77-inch viewing distance (6.5 feet).
    http://www.thx.com/consumer/home-entertainment/home-theater/hdtv-set-up/

    If you're going to watch a lot of SD you will want to go smaller though.
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