Go Back  DVD Talk Forum > DVD Discussions > DVD & Home Theater Gear
Reload this Page >

Does your TV look a lot bigger in your living room, than the store?

DVD & Home Theater Gear Discuss DVD and Home Theater Equipment.

Does your TV look a lot bigger in your living room, than the store?

Old 02-25-06, 08:26 PM
  #1  
DVD Talk Gold Edition
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Im somewhere where I dont know where I am.
Posts: 2,074
Does your TV look a lot bigger in your living room, than the store?

I was just thinking about this the other day -

I could SWEAR that my TV grew in size 20-30 % when i opened the box in my living room ( btw i got the 50" sxrd).

When I first opened it up and got the top of the box off i said, "oh my god - that is HUGE. Is this the 60 inch ? This looks like the 60" looked in the store!"

Even the store salesman said, "dude, trust me - just get the 50. it is gonna look HUGE in your living room. IF you get the 60 its gonna look ridiculously absurdly huge", and he was right. I am glad i went with the 50.

Did you have this experience also?
skiblet is offline  
Old 02-26-06, 02:38 AM
  #2  
DVD Talk Legend
 
matome's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 1999
Location: NY
Posts: 12,304
Yeah, you get that feeling for about a week before it begins to look small again.
matome is offline  
Old 02-26-06, 11:48 AM
  #3  
DVD Talk Godfather
 
fumanstan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Irvine, CA
Posts: 55,343
Yes, and I only have a 26" LCD. I think seeing it in store next to the 32 - 40 inch models as well as the larger DLP and Plasma displays at the time made it seem that much smaller. In my room however, it looks perfect.
fumanstan is offline  
Old 02-26-06, 01:47 PM
  #4  
DVD Talk Limited Edition
 
Join Date: Jul 2000
Posts: 5,663
Originally Posted by matome
Yeah, you get that feeling for about a week before it begins to look small again.
That's how I felt with my 56"
asabase is offline  
Old 02-26-06, 02:24 PM
  #5  
DVD Talk Legend
 
Join Date: Dec 1999
Location: Hail to the Redskins!
Posts: 24,793
Originally Posted by matome
Yeah, you get that feeling for about a week before it begins to look small again.
I agree.
DVD Josh is offline  
Old 02-26-06, 03:01 PM
  #6  
DVD Talk Special Edition
 
Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: Raleigh, NC
Posts: 1,686
I thought the same thing when I first got my 21" CRT computer monitor, but I'm used to it now. The first few days I'd just bust out laughing when I saw the thing sitting on my desk.
sdcrym is offline  
Old 02-26-06, 03:44 PM
  #7  
mbs
DVD Talk Platinum Edition
 
mbs's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 3,519
Originally Posted by skiblet
Even the store salesman said, "dude, trust me - just get the 50. it is gonna look HUGE in your living room. IF you get the 60 its gonna look ridiculously absurdly huge", and he was right. I am glad i went with the 50.
Strange. It's always wisest to get the biggest set you have room for (and can afford). Like others have said, the perceived size of your TV will always shrink over time.
mbs is offline  
Old 02-26-06, 11:12 PM
  #8  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Twin Cities, MN
Posts: 826
Originally Posted by skiblet
Even the store salesman said, "dude, trust me - just get the 50. it is gonna look HUGE in your living room. IF you get the 60 its gonna look ridiculously absurdly huge", and he was right. I am glad i went with the 50.
I've had my 64" nearly 3 years, and researched for several months prior to that. I have NEVER read anyone post that they bought too big. I have read countless posts from people wishing they had bought bigger.

I went straight from a 25" to 64", so it obviously was a huge change. But going to a 40" would have been a huge change as well. After only a couple weeks, that big [email protected]@ TV didn't seem all that big any more...
shelland is offline  
Old 02-27-06, 11:51 AM
  #9  
DVD Talk Special Edition
 
Join Date: Sep 2000
Location: New York City
Posts: 1,257
I'm another 50" SXRD guy, sitting about 7.5 feet away. Trust me, 60" would've been too big--like sitting in the front row of the movie theater. It would have been (even more) painful to watch anything on SD on a screen that size from that distance.
Kromax is offline  

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

Copyright 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.