Question about sizes of LCD TV's?

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Question about sizes of LCD TV's?

Postby pdavis » Fri Oct 31, 2008 10:53 am

I'd like to get a flat screen for my daughter's room. My question is this: How do I know what size is good? To give an idea of how big her room is: she has a twin bed with a trundle underneath...when that's pulled out and raised, about 50% of the space in her room is gone. I don't want a huge 40-something inch, but I also don't want her to have to sit right up on the TV to see it.

Any help would be appreciated. Thanks! :D

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Postby gseclipse11 » Fri Oct 31, 2008 11:02 am

27" - 32"

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Postby Bexx » Fri Oct 31, 2008 11:09 am

I think 27-32 is excessive for a kids room. I would go with 22, unless of course you are Bill Gates or have Bill Gates money LOL

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Postby gseclipse11 » Fri Oct 31, 2008 11:11 am

Bexx wrote:I think 27-32 is excessive for a kids room. I would go with 22, unless of course you are Bill Gates or have Bill Gates money LOL


Where did it say she was a little kid? If she is a little kid a flat screen in general is probably excessive.

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Postby XmasDVD » Fri Oct 31, 2008 11:17 am

20-22" would be fine, IMHO

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Postby Bexx » Fri Oct 31, 2008 11:29 am

LOL Calm down.

I was ASSuming she was a kid due to the twin bed with trundle and the fact that she still lives at home. I could be wrong.

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Postby Valtar » Fri Oct 31, 2008 11:30 am

I think 27-32". Most flatscreens are widescreen also unlike the tube TV's and they appear smaller because of it. I have a 19" Sharp that I bought last year from CC and to watch it I have to be real close to it.

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Postby pdavis » Fri Oct 31, 2008 11:36 am

Sorry...I should have specified. She's 16.

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Postby Bexx » Fri Oct 31, 2008 11:40 am

My daughter is 18 and she wants the 22" for her room. I looked at them in the stores and they looked like nice sized for a bedroom.

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Postby wclark48 » Fri Oct 31, 2008 12:24 pm

I would get as big as the room can stand. She's not going to be there forever and if you get too small you are going to have to replace it when she leaves.

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Postby jediknight » Fri Oct 31, 2008 12:49 pm

It depends on the size of the room, the pixelation of TV, how big you want the picture to be, and what your daughter wants it for?

For example, if you want a 37" diagonal screen - the best sitting distance for a 720p tv is about 6 feet away but a 1080p system is 4' away.

Something bigger like a 42 inch would be 8' for a 720 p and 5 1/2' feet for 1080p.

50 would be approx 10' for a 720 system and 7-8 feet for 1080p.

So if she is only going to be about 5-6 feet away, a smaller set is ok, Video games would look nice as well if she is into that.

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Postby jediknight » Fri Oct 31, 2008 12:52 pm

wclark48 wrote:I would get as big as the room can stand. She's not going to be there forever and if you get too small you are going to have to replace it when she leaves.


Just as long as the price is not in the thousands! :) With better tech, I am hoping the large screen tvs go down from their 2000 dollar pedestal soon.

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Postby gseclipse11 » Fri Oct 31, 2008 1:02 pm

just get a projector and mount it on the ceiling, youll save a lot of space that way :wink:



p.s. - sorry bexx, didnt mean to come off like an ass with my reply

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Postby Bexx » Fri Oct 31, 2008 1:08 pm

LOL It's ok.

I remember when I was little I had a 12" TV in my room and yeah you had to get up close, but you were lucky to have a TV in your room. LOL

I guess I am old!

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Postby gseclipse11 » Fri Oct 31, 2008 1:11 pm

yeah things are a lot different from when I was a kid and I'm not even old


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