Is 65" too big?

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  1. Roger_C

    Roger_C Stunt Coordinator

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    I started looking at 46" or so. Then I started considering the Mitsubishi 55809. Then I saw a 65 Mits at a co-workers house. It didn't seem excessive. Is a 55" going to look small shortly? The main viewing area is about 9' away.
     
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    I asked myself the same question a month ago. Finally decided on the 65". At first my viewing distance was 10 ft. For slow-moving program, it was very good, but for sports, I felt a little bit dizzy. Now, I'm at 13' and it's perfect. Of course, it's all personnal preference!
     
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    Have a 65 and sitting at 9 ' from it. No problems here. As the above says, its a personal preference. My advice to try and see what is OK for u.

    BTW, we had a 61" before and we sat 8' from it.
     
  4. Roger_C

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    Well, I went for the 65". we'll see how it looks on Monday. :b
     
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    I had the same question 6 years ago when I went for the 56 instead of the 65. It didn't get small and still seems fine. I'm sure the 65 will never seem small!

    Enjoy...and don't forget to set it up with VE or AVIA right away!!
     
  6. Roger_C

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    Where can I get VE or AVIA? Do I need to wait a week or so before using or is it a never ending process?
     
  7. Scott-C

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    You can get Avia online at any of the usual places (Amazon.com is where I got my copy). I believe the same holds true for VE, though for a while there I did hear that it was being discontinued and I'm not sure if this is true (and if so, how it may affect your ability to order it).

     
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    I second the calibrate right away thing. The factory settings are usually way too high and sill shorten the life of your TV.

    VE is also available (look well) at Best Buy. I always see at least one copy sitting around on the shelf when I go.
     
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    i got my VE for cheap on eBay.
     
  10. Guy Kuo

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    65 inches from 9 feet away should be fine.
     
  11. EricN

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    65" is NOT big enough... Go projection!
    94" at 12 feet and loving it!~[​IMG]
    Eric
     
  12. Roger_C

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    Sounds good. It should be delivered sometime tomorrow!
     
  13. Mike Pgh

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    You can buy Avia at Best Buy for $49.99. You can get it cheaper online but if you're like me and don't want to wait for delivery it is available at BB. Circuit City has it on their website for $10 cheaper but they don't typically stock it in the stores.

    I calibrated my new 50" Toshiba the 2nd day I had it. I'll wait 100 hours or so then recalibrate.

    If you have a 5.1 setup then I also recommend you buy an analog sound level meter from Radio Shack ($39.99) so you can use the audio test tones on Avia.
     
  14. Will

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    If 56" is not big enough but 65" is too big, Pioneer

    sells 58" and 64" RPTVs.
     

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