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What size tv is appropriate?

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2 years ago


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    #51 2 years ago

    I sit 6' from my 77" lg cx oled. My philosophy is this: sit close enough to where you can start to see the individual pixels, then back up a little.

    My wife has one too, so we got 2 77" LD OLED TVs in our living room. Might seem like overkill to some, but we're both avid gamers, so it's awesome to be able to play co-op games together on top-end rigs. Nothing will make a great TV sing like a good PC or video game console. HDR, 120hz, VRR, perfect black levels, etc. is so freaking awesome. Also, if any of you like to play old school games, or really anything at 60fps, try the BFI (black frame insertion) modes on the newer LG OLEDs. It mimics what CRTs do to achieve amazingly smooth motion. This is very different than smooth motion, which is of Satan and his spawn. HOWEVER, try smooth motion on games like Animal Crossing on Switch, and you might see it's use-case.

    I've amassed a decent collection of 4K bluray titles. Probably over a hundred by now. Sure, you can stream a lot of 4K movies, but 1. it doesn't look as good 2. it doesn't sound as good 3. I don't want to be reliant on the whims of a streaming service/internet provider.

    Insanely happy with both of our purchases. No other TV comes close for a wide variety of use-cases... except maybe if you want a TV in the sunroom, to which I say... just enjoy the sun and stop watching TV but in all seriousness, an OLED TV really shines in a dark room. If you're serious about a quality screen, you'll be serious about the room its in.

    But I cringe every time I see a TV above the fireplace - terrible for eye/neck comfort. I suppose if all you do is watch the evening news it won't cause much strain... but regular consumption of mainstream news will give you much worse problems

    #52 2 years ago

    85" for the theater here and seats vary from 8 ft to 14 ft from screen in a 15x18 room. I'm actually waiting for the 90-100 range. 85 is good but not great in terms of immersion for a cinema experience. Once your eyes adjust, you'll be glad you got the larger size. Go big or go home!!!

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    #53 2 years ago
    Quoted from John-Floyd:

    82” Samsung 4k - seating is about 10ft away and it’s perfect. Side note, I’d be impressed if you knew what film this is haha….
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    Friday the 13th part 2

    #54 2 years ago

    One note on OLEDs

    I had an earlier LG 2018 maybe? that got pretty bad screen burn on it over time (which they are not supposed to do).

    Not sure if they fixed that issue going forward but mine had an led go out early on so they replaced the entire screen and then screen burn so wasn't the best experience reliability wise.

    Picture is great though...

    #55 2 years ago

    In my dinky hovel where there's only one wall in the whole living room where I can put a TV without hanging it over the fireplace? 65" perfectly, and no more. But I haven't bought one yet, still watching my old HD projection set. I'm so freaking lazy I barely believe it myself.

    #56 2 years ago

    JVC NX5 125" screen

    Once you go projector, you never go back. (unless you are mainly a gamer, in which case, go with the OLED)

    #57 2 years ago

    I sit about 10 feet from my 120" projector screen and don't find it overwhelming. Most action in movies occurs in the middle of the screen anyway

    #58 2 years ago
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    #59 2 years ago

    Mount that above the fireplace

    #60 2 years ago

    I had a new top-of-the-range Sony a few years back as an upgrade to a low-tier LG and it was giving me heavy eye strain. I found out it was set too bright, as if it were in a store display by default. Couple of tweaks later and it was great for years. My wife just upgraded hers to a Sony OLED, and thats even easier on my eyes, especially in a dim/dark room.

    #61 2 years ago

    85" Sony top of the line paid 7200. After a few weeks looks small next tv will be at least 100"

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    #62 2 years ago

    There's only one research question you really need to ask: Does your spouse/partner like it?

    #63 2 years ago
    Quoted from frenchmarky:

    In my dinky hovel where there's only one wall in the whole living room where I can put a TV without hanging it over the fireplace? 65" perfectly, and no more. But I haven't bought one yet, still watching my old HD projection set. I'm so freaking lazy I barely believe it myself.

    The good news is, the longer you wait, the bigger, better and cheaper they get!

    - MVHS 1973

    #64 2 years ago
    Quoted from Blknblumark:

    I had a new top-of-the-range Sony a few years back as an upgrade to a low-tier LG and it was giving me heavy eye strain. I found out it was set too bright, as if it were in a store display by default. Couple of tweaks later and it was great for years. My wife just upgraded hers to a Sony OLED, and thats even easier on my eyes, especially in a dim/dark room.

    I did just turn down the brightness a bit last night. Tv still feels too big for the room. I also adjusted what I think was for that soap opera effect.

    #65 2 years ago
    Quoted from FamDocKevin:

    There's only one research question you really need to ask: Does your spouse/partner like it?

    Yes the family seems to like it. I'm the only one affected so far. I get eye soreness and a bit of a headache.

    #66 2 years ago

    I've got a Pioneer Kuro 60" plasma in the living room and the bedroom. Its the last and largest of the Kuro displays with really incredible picture. The living room has a 7.1 surround setup and the viewing distance is about 12-15 feet away. I could get away with a bigger screen in that room, but i love those Kuro plasmas too much to upgrade. Also, all of the other components are Pioneer Elite, so i like to keep things matching.

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    The bedroom has the same tv with a stereo setup (via the optional side speakers which sound very good). The viewing distance is around 10ft in a smaller room compared to the living room, so the 60" fills it really nicely.

    #67 2 years ago

    I have an early 4k TV in my living room. 2014 Samsung. Sadly "Smart TV" apps have a shelf life. Amazon/Netflix still work but never stuff like HBO Max and Disney- don't.

    Buuuuut it has analog inputs for my laserdisc player and side-loading VCR.

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    #68 2 years ago
    Quoted from benheck:

    I have an early 4k TV in my living room. 2014 Samsung. Sadly "Smart TV" apps have a shelf life. Amazon/Netflix still work but never stuff like HBO Max and Disney- don't.
    Buuuuut it has analog inputs for my laserdisc player and side-loading VCR.
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    I know it's silly, but that side loading VCR is really neat. I think really high end, obsolete stuff is great fun.

    #69 2 years ago
    Quoted from benheck:

    Buuuuut it has analog inputs for my laserdisc player and side-loading VCR.

    Samsung keeps it real. My 2019 Samsung 7 Series still had composite and component inputs. That was part of what made me pull the trigger.

    #70 2 years ago
    Quoted from KingVidiot:

    But I cringe every time I see a TV above the fireplace - terrible for eye/neck comfort. I suppose if all you do is watch the evening news it won't cause much strain... but regular consumption of mainstream news will give you much worse problems

    Sometimes you just have no choice. I've got the Monoprice version of this. TV is eye level and has a nice floating effect in a dark room.

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    #71 2 years ago
    Quoted from benheck:

    I have an early 4k TV in my living room. 2014 Samsung. Sadly "Smart TV" apps have a shelf life. Amazon/Netflix still work but never stuff like HBO Max and Disney- don't.
    Buuuuut it has analog inputs for my laserdisc player and side-loading VCR.
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    Thats the exact same LD player I have. I run it through my AVR into my TV even though mine has analog inputs as well.

    #72 2 years ago

    I'm an electronics freak in general and upgrade TV's every 2-3 years or so. Family members love my hand down gifts.
    This year after buying a new TV, I decided to repurpose my 65" LG OLED into my home office desktop monitor.
    Wireless keyboard and mouse, I can put my feet up and argue on Pinside for hours.

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    #73 2 years ago

    We replaced our 65" with an 85" mainly because our eyesight is not what it used to be!

    We are extremely happy we got the 85" Samsung. The price was also great.

    Added 24 months ago:

    QLED 4K.

    #74 1 year ago
    Quoted from Betelgeuse:

    Samsung keeps it real. My 2019 Samsung 7 Series still had composite and component inputs. That was part of what made me pull the trigger.

    Didn't know that was even an option! I have a newer Samsung in my basement and it has this weird breakout box for inputs and only takes HDMI

    #75 1 year ago
    Quoted from mzhulk:

    85" Sony top of the line paid 7200. After a few weeks looks small next tv will be at least 100"
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    Props for Three's Company, our basement bar.

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    #76 1 year ago
    Quoted from benheck:

    Didn't know that was even an option! I have a newer Samsung in my basement and it has this weird breakout box for inputs and only takes HDMI

    one connect box, I always thought that was a good idea

    #77 1 year ago
    Quoted from drummermike:

    We replaced our 65" with an 85" mainly because our eyesight is not what it used to be!
    We are extremely happy we got the 85" Samsung. The price was also great.

    Added 3 days ago: QLED 4K.

    Did you get the QN90? Thats what I ended up with and its sweet

    #78 1 year ago
    Quoted from Haymaker:

    Did you get the QN90? Thats what I ended up with and its sweet

    Ours is QN85. Around $2000.

    #79 1 year ago
    Quoted from BMore-Pinball:

    one connect box, I always thought that was a good idea

    Sure but it's just 4 HDMI slots. Makes sense though if TV is mounted flat to a wall, break out the box to elsewhere.

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