Need Help! Should I go for a 57" or 65" RPTV??

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  1. Dennis Gonzales

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    Hello All,

    I am considering on purchasing a 57" or 65" Toshiba RPTV. This would be my first major purchase towards a home theater system. I am having a little trouble on deciding whether a 57" is enough or would I be kicking myself later on because I didn't go for the 65"er?
    I live in a condo and I will be placing my home theater system in my loft, which is 16' x 16' with a 9'ceiling. I have viewed both the 57" and 65" side by side, and they both look great at about 10' which was inside a shop. But I know eveything looks smaller in the shop and I am worried 65" might be overkill when I have it set up.
    So, I am asking for anyones experiences or help on making my final decision.

    Thanks,

    Dennis
     
  2. Gabriel_Lam

    Gabriel_Lam Screenwriter

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    I doubt that 65" will be overkill for most people with a 10' viewing distance, as long as your source material is high quality. That, along with your own viewing preferences, tends to be the deciding factor.

    I'm at 100" with a 11' viewing distance, giving me almost exactly the "THX optimal" viewing cone. I'd actually prefer slightly larger than that, when viewing HD material.
     
  3. Mitch Stevens

    Mitch Stevens Supporting Actor

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    I'd definitely go with the 65 inch. I currently have a 65" and I'm sitting only 8 feet away. And I still feel it's too small. So, don't go with a 57" or you'll regret it later on.

    I must warn you though, when you first get it home, it takes a while for your eyes to adjust to the larger screen size. It took me about 2 months for my eyes to adjust. It looked so HUGE in my room, but now, it looks too SMALL. In fact, I think it's shrinking!
     
  4. JeromeB

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    While you’re at it, how about the Sony KDF-70XBR950. Does anyone have experience with this model or know where it has beeen reviewed? Viewed it in the store and it looks very nice.

    Regards
    -jb
     
  5. BrianKR

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    GO 65"!
     
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    Wider is better if you are looking at hdtv[​IMG]
     
  7. Dennis Gonzales

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    So a sixty-fiver eh?? Yes, after watching LOTR on my in-laws 51" Toshiba widescreen, I think I can go way larger! I currently have a 36" XBR VVega(34" in widescreen mode) and it just doesn't fit the bill for a home theater display. Oh well, it will go to the bedroom! ..Thank you guys for your reply!!!....
    I currently have my eyes on the Toshiba 65" RPTV and getting a friend to price it out for me..I'll tell you guys how it goes!
     
  8. David Parrish

    David Parrish Stunt Coordinator

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    I'm in the minority here but I picked the 57" over the 65". For my room and viewing distance( 11 feet) I felt the 57" would be brighter and have a better pq. I'm happy with it. I take comfort in knowing my CRTs work less and will last longer.
     
  9. Dick White

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    Another vote for 65". I have had a 57" widescreen analog set for over 6 years and just upgraded to 64" HD RPTV. Viewing distance is typically 10' - 12', sometimes more or less. I'd go bigger if I had the space (and the money). I'd really like FP with a 100" screen, but I just don't have a room suited to it.
     

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