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Discussion in 'High Definition Displays' started by ron mexico75, Jun 13, 2013.

  1. ron mexico75

    ron mexico75 Cool Member

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    Well, maybe that will be a reson to get a dvd or Blu Ray player. I don't know, don't really watch movies unless we stream them. Hvaen't owned a DVD player for about 3-4 years now.
     
  2. MysteryMan

    MysteryMan Well-Known Member DBSTalk Club

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    Nothing beats Blu-ray audio and video quality. Today's players are affordable and can be used for streaming as well.
     
  3. ron mexico75

    ron mexico75 Cool Member

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    Might have to give it a shot. Especially with a new TV and it being 55 inches.
     
  4. MysteryMan

    MysteryMan Well-Known Member DBSTalk Club

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    Keep in mind HDTV's are factory set to look good in showroom floors. The lighting in your home is different. Calibrating will bring your new HDTV to peak performance.
     
  5. inkahauts

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    I mean the Panasonic plasmas rule as far as all the ratings on cnet, amazon and just about anywhere else. Most everything at Costco was led.


    True, can't get much better in flat panels than a plasma. They are just better.
     
  6. ron mexico75

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    Well if anybody else can chime in please feel free. I spoke to a reputable seller of HDTVs. Even though I said the seats in my house were approximately 9 feet away he said I should go up to 60 inches and do not get a tilt mount just get a flat flush mount for over the mantle.

    Any other opinions on this thread or what I just posted?
     
  7. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    not tilting mounting is not that what anyone would recommend... it's hard to discuss with words of third person while not having his pros for the choice - in the aspect of mounting a rule is have perpendicular line of of view to a surface of the picture ... um a monitor/TV

    sitting distance could give you uncomfortable position when you'll need to move your head left-right

    so, if the 60" box would fit there and you will see it by one glance and you have money for it - go for it !
     
  8. spartanstew

    spartanstew Dry as a bone

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    The optimal size from 9' away, to get the full benefit of 1080p is 70". I also agree with someone earlier that it's too bad that's the only place for the TV. You're going to get some serious neck strain watching TV for a few hours. If it were me, I'd just put some decorative candles or something in the fireplace, remove the mantle, and mount the TV about 3' up from the ground.

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  9. ron mexico75

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    not tilting mounting is not that what anyone would recommend... it's hard to discuss with words of third person while not having his pros for the choice - in the aspect of mounting a rule is have perpendicular line of of view to a surface of the picture ... um a monitor/TV

    sitting distance could give you uncomfortable position when you'll need to move your head left-right

    so, if the 60" box would fit there and you will see it by one glance and you have money for it - go for it !


    I'm not sure I follow what you're saying. Are you saying that I should tilt mount it?
     
  10. ron mexico75

    ron mexico75 Cool Member

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    I hear you but we bought this house specifically because it does have a wood-burning fireplace. we love having a fire pretty much from November through March where I live.

    Also I think I posted this earlier but all of our furniture reclines with footrests and that's how we watch TV we never sit straight up on the couch.

    I'm sitting here now with my 42"plasma on a stand that is 3 feet tall and I have outlined the ST60 Panasonic in 60" with blue painters tape where it will go above the mantle. My neck does not move at all. I'm just shifting my eyes a couple inches over because I am leaned back in a reclined chair. I'm going to attach a picture.

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  11. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    exactly !
     
  12. ron mexico75

    ron mexico75 Cool Member

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    exactly !


    Even with a 60 inch?
     
  13. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    even with 100" ( projector's screen ) :)

    just recall when you been in cinema last time - remember rows climing up ? why ? ;)
     
  14. ron mexico75

    ron mexico75 Cool Member

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    even with 100" ( projector's screen ) :)

    just recall when you been in cinema last time - remember rows climing up ? why ? ;)


    Fair enough you make a point. I will be going with the tilt mount, appreciate the help.
     
  15. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    sorry, I didn't propose to make amphitheater in your room to accommodate proper viewing angles for all your seats in the family room, as it would be easy to implement similar action to your screen instead ;)
     
  16. spartanstew

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    Sure, we have all recliners in our living room too, but we don't recline 100% of the time. Sometimes we're eating pizza (Friday nights), sometimes the kids are lounging on the couches, sometimes we have guests that don't want to recline, etc. Look where your current TV is. Why didn't you place that one on a bureau so that it was 5' in the air? We all have to make sacrifices, but if it were me, I'd figure something else out (maybe put it on the wall next to the fireplace or something. One of the reasons we bought our house was for the fireplace too, but I also made sure we had a niche (or other) for a big screen TV next to it.
     
  17. Laxguy

    Laxguy Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense.

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    I'd go 50-60" with it not above 3' from the floor. Tell your wife you're compromising for her aesthetics, and don't want the TV marring the FP mantel area. Then put it next to the FP on a two foot stand!

    I'd also forget about big bucks for adjusting, unless the set you get looks odd in hue or sharpness. Even then, most sets allow you to do a credible job with their own settings. My Sammy plasma came home with me and a couple of tweaks to the settings produced a fabulous picture, and that was two and a half years ago. Sammies, and probably most sets have a show room setting that's overly bight and saturated. They also have other default settings that work for home viewing.
     
  18. dpeters11

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    what's the rough cost to have that done?


    A calibrator in my area, Chad B, charges $425. But it's not unheard of for a calibration to take 4 hours. Audio is an extra $300-500 depending on the type, but adds 3-7 hours.
     
  19. Laxguy

    Laxguy Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense.

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    I've calibrated numerous displays for commercial photography, and my take is for a quality set at home, the average Joe can set it just fine. You don't need to match Pantone color #83750-b6 (not an actual number) or any of a thousand hues exactly.
    But, diff strokes.....
     
  20. spartanstew

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    Agreed, you just need to spend $20 on a calibration disc (i.e. Disney WOW)
     

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