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Still doing my research and getting closer to pulling the trigger. It's going to be a Pioneer plasma. That's the easy part. Question is, what size?? I was pretty much stuck on 42 inch but am now thinking about a 50inch. My typical viewing distance will be between 10.5-12 ft. I did lots of searching on the web and there are huge differences. Called Pioneer and they say after 9.5 ft bump it up from the 42 inch and go 50. Crutchfield tells you to go with a 50inch after 6.5 ft!!!! Think the just want to sell expensive models. So what do you people think, is 50 overkill or is 42 plenty big or too small????? Right now I have a 36 inch tube and it seems pretty big

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50 will be fine at that distance. heck you might even be able to do a 55




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42" is too small. Taken from Tweeter.com

Q: What TV screen size is best for my room?

A: Here's a good rule of thumb. If you're looking at an HDTV, then take the seating distance to the screen in inches and divide that by 2.5. Let's say your distance is 12 feet, which is 144 inches. Using this formula, your optimum screen size would be 144 2.5 = 57 inches. So a 56-inch size screen would fit your needs best. By the way, this works for any type of TV you're considering.

I have a 62" Mitsubishi right now and sit about 15' away from it. Kinda wish I went with the 70".

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50 will be fine at that distance. heck you might even be able to do a 55
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hell I'm 14 feet and I have a 61" and its perfect




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Go bigger after awhile you will still want it even larger.


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42 is too small for that distance. Go as large as you can afford.
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Wait the 1080P's are coming out in a month or two.

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We have 65" in the lunch room and I can sit in the far back 30 + feet away and see it perfectly.

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50 inch it will be then, thanks for all the help.

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Pioneer only does 50 inch and 60 inch. You could go with either from that distance. Have the Pio 50 myself, you won't be dissapointed.




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i didnt read the other posts, but if i were you i would hold off for acouple weeks, all the new models are coming out so i would def look into it.

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i didnt read the other posts, but if i were you i would hold off for acouple weeks, all the new models are coming out so i would def look into it.
Good point but really gotta wonder what the new features are and if they would be worth the extra cash. I know they are going to be releasing 1080 models but I am totally fine with 720. Perhaps when the new models come out the current models will drop in price Most likely will not be purchasing till the later half of the month (finalizing my condo purchase and gotta paint first before bringing the Pioneer in).
On the same topic, you really must shop around for these things. Many online and discount clubs (Costco/Sam's) are not Pioneer authorized dealers. Thus the USA warranty that comes with the TV is null and void. In these cases the only warranty you get are the standard store one (Costco =90 day return) and any additional warranty you purchase from them. Same goes for many online places, not sure if Amazon is one of them. Kinda sucks because you can save over 1k + sometimes tax at these places vs. the local Best Buy/ABT.
So far I may have a hookup thru a friend that introduced me to a guy who has a business setting up audio/video for the rich. Hopefully get it at cost plus a few hundred. If that falls thru Amazon has a good deal with free shipping and no tax. Will have to contact Pioneer first to make sure the US warranty is valid when buying thru them. Believe they subcontract thru local dealers so it may be.

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You could pick up a Panasonic 50" PX60U for about $1650 shipped online, and the 58" PX60U for $2700 shipped. The PX600U in 50" & 58" are a couple hundred more.

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the reason I say is because I am not thrilled with their mid line. I only like their elite, I just woke up so I am not ready to type allot. You guys prob knew that I worked for Vonage but recently I got so heavy into HTheatre I got picked up by philips as a market development manager for BBuy, CCity, etc. etc. etc.

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I've got a 60 at 12-14'. Brlirve it or not, it is beginning to look small.

Go for a 60".

BTW, I've got a friend that just go this and love it for the $.

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I'm not sure if the link works. It is the 60" Visio for $2599.

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meanwhile before typing it up.

I am at 11 ft max with a 46 and its a PERFECT fit for playing xbox FPS. You need to remember the closer you are to a bigger screen might result in you looking left _> right to see the whole screen.
I found my 46 is just perfect for spotting small items in gameplay when analyzing the whole screen.

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Go for the 50.... just perfect I guess....
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