If you are gonna build / buy a cabinet, plan the monitor with it....
Guidelines (please do some research - don't blame me )
37 internal LCD or LED
up to 40 LED with edge trimming
42 internal LCD or LED
up to 46" LED with edge trimming
FWIW: I have a 47" in a DM cab, but I HAVE to use the fat rails to cover my TV. "A dress can hide a mess"
I was prepared to take a risk in that build; luckily the 47" worked out.
There is a video, showing mine on 1st page, to give an idea of what a widebody can look like.
In the past, widebody lockbars were scarce. Since JJP, widebody lockbars have been available without crazy costs.
Quoted from Luckydogg420:
I went with a 46" tv. That's almost perfect width for a widebody game. Even then, the tv is about 6" inches to short in depth to match a real pin
My 47" covers almost all the real estate of a Demolition Man. I had approx 1/2" leftover, filled with my flasher bar. Not sure how you would end up with 6" left over, using a 46"? I would guess 2".... Did you use SuperPin measurements, and a 3" Lockbar?
If you are building yourself, this is definitely a good tip. If you end up buying a cab, then you can need to fill this space. You can use a custom frame matte from Micheals, then add instruction cards in the front "dead space" and/or place some flashers in the rear "dead space".
Opinion 1) The less dead space the better.
Opinion 2) The more it blends in as a real pin, the better.