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Old 04-26-2010, 10:59 PM   #11
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You will pick up some HD channels from over the air, and most likely from your cable provider, even without a cable box. I do. And a tv is something he will have for quite a while, so I imagine a BD player is in the future.

At that viewing distance, definitely the 40 inch. Especially if it is a low light situation.
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You had that switched around. Normally, a bright room would be detrimental to a plasma display.
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You had that switched around. Normally, a bright room would be detrimental to a plasma display.
i Have found that it does nothing to our samsung plasma. LCDs are not a big deal anymore, but a lot of the older ones would glare to the point that the picture would be impossible to make out. I haven't seen it much anymore though.
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Glare? Older LCD televisions had an matte display. Plasma televisions are the ones affected by bright rooms due to their glass displays.
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prob around 5ft and not in a real bright room if I remember correctly.

The other thing is, we don't have a blu-ray player, might not be getting HDTV service, and the only thing that really puts out HD is an xbox 360.
@ 5ft definitely go with the 1080P set.
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I will go with the Sony just because its bigger. I have a 50 inch Sony 720p at my house, the picture doesn't look bad at all.
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Viewing distance is 5 feet. common sense on this one... Just having a bigger screen is not everything.
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^ Well yeah. But isn't this just personal preference? Bigger TV with not so good picture can weigh in with a smaller TV with better picture.
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But the picture will look even worse due to it's size and the fact that he will sit close to it. A 50 inch 720p tv should have more like a 10 ft viewing distance for it to look right.
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But the picture will look even worse due to it's size and the fact that he will sit close to it. A 50 inch 720p tv should have more like a 10 ft viewing distance for it to look right.
Then sit farther away?
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