Couple of Questions Before Buying ProJ. HDTV, XBox Q's

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  1. Wes_R

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    First forum post, and first "big" tv buy, hdtv projection.
    Need help and suggestions..


    Alright, ive narrowed it down to 2 selections the Toshiba 51H84 and 46H84. Both being bought from BestBuy.


    (stop with the bestbuy flaming, i know, i know..) [​IMG]

    My room is of dimensions 11.5ft x 11.5ft

    Now, im trying to decide which model/size i should get that will be sufficent enough to view from short distances of say between 4ft-9ft without noticing any graphical/pixilation. Which would you recommend? Beause if the 46" is enough then, i can save a few hundred and buy that.

    Also, the BB rep was pushing the Xbox Monster cables on me for like $60! I was like WTF! In order to get the hdtv compatibility, i would need the cables.. Do i really need them or are there any cheaper alternatives.. I dont wanna skimp out though, i want what i see in the magazines, good graphics..

    Power supply protector.. Now what would you guys recommend i use to protect these babies? The rep recommended a $60 outlet protecter.. I was like WTF! again!

    either way it goes, i got about 2100 to spend and that should include taxes, delivery, and warranty.

    If you guys can help me decide on these options i would greatly appreciate it as it will save me money.
     
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    4 feet is a little too close for 51 inches, especially with non-HD sources. Actually, 46 inches is a little close at 4 feet. 9 feet, on the other hand, is a fine for 51 inches, maybe even too far (I sit 7 feet screen to eyeball from 56 inches). Why the large disparity in seating distance? It will be hard to choose a set that is optimized for the entire range of 4-9 feet.
     
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    alrght, 4 ft is close, lets just say.. 6ft to 10ft away (given the depth is about a foot)

    which would you choose the 46" or 51"?
     
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    See this link (it suggests the either the 46 or 51 is optimal at 6ft, depending if you want the SMPTE or THX standard, anything 7 ft and over, the 51 for sure)
    Viewing distance calculator
     
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    Any reason you have to stick with BB? When I got my HDTV a few years ago, I found the best deal Dilday. Giant TV also had really good deals for the Toshibas but I had my mind set on Mitsubishi.

    Bigger is better. That's true until my wife asked me to exchange the 65" for the 55". I'm glad I only had the 65" for less than 24 hours or it may have stayed. Not enough time to get hooked on it.

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    well, dilday tv dissapeared from my local location, on top of that i need financing..

    neither bestbuy locations have the 46" in stock (asshats dont have nothing!)

    looks like it could be a 51", but its gonna be a tight squeeze for my wallet.


    Aight, now what about the xbox cable questions.. Even though i doubt i have the mony afterwards.. whats the best solution?
     
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    Since I don't own an xbox, I'm not sure if they are specialized cables. I stay far away from anything with "monster" on it. There are a lot of good cable manufacturers that advertise here and the Dayton line from Parts Express is highly regarded.

    -Robert
     

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