Originally Posted by a64pilot
Size I believe is based largely on room you have to mount it, and distance from the TV, there are sites that will give you figures, but I beleive the bigger, the better. (in my opinion)
Many view having a TV as some kind of sin, I have two. We watch so much TV as part of our life on land that I want to have it as a transition, sort of wean us off gradually as opposed to quitting cold turkey
TV Size to Distance Calculator and Science
The viewing distance info was a very good rule
of thumb with CRT TV's - this was optimum at 9 x the size of the screen
. It is also important to always look at a TV at a comfortable down angle, instead of an up angle (found to be very bad for the neck and eye muscles, in testing done in the 1950's).
The size of new flat panel TV's, doesn't pan out with the old viewing distance numbers.
Dad has a 50" Panasonic he sits 6ft from, and the 1080p picture is stunningly crisp and sharp.
1080p technology is so good (especially with good upscaling built in), I can't comprehend why anyone would even consider having a 4k TV.
I didn't vote because I got rid of my last TV over 35 years ago (the 7 years prior I was supplied with one with my job, and when I shifted jobs, never wanted another), and won't have one in the house (or boat).