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57 minutes ago, petitepedal said:

Until today...my 22 inch TV has been grand...but watching LeTour on it...compared to the 80 inch TV at work..kinda sucks...:dontknow:

Oh..I am still debating where it is gonna go....from the mantel.

The 40-55" HDTV sets have dropped a lot in price due to the new 4K TVs, which are minimally better for TV viewing than HDTV's at this point.

There are formulas as to how big a TV is too big, based on the typical seating distance from the TV.

The most often quoted one is that the screen size should be no more than 2/3 the diagonal screen size.

So, for my typical 9' from the screen, 2 x 3 x (9x12)" = 72".  So a 65" to 75" TV should be about all you need - max.

I had a 55" in. that's more than big enough for me and a 50" in my apartment that does the job.

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22 minutes ago, MickinMD said:

The 40-55" HDTV sets have dropped a lot in price due to the new 4K TVs, which are minimally better for TV viewing than HDTV's at this point.

There are formulas as to how big a TV is too big, based on the typical seating distance from the TV.

The most often quoted one is that the screen size should be no more than 2/3 the diagonal screen size.

So, for my typical 9' from the screen, 2 x 3 x (9x12)" = 72".  So a 65" to 75" TV should be about all you need - max.

I had a 55" in. that's more than big enough for me and a 50" in my apartment that does the job.

I can tell you from first hand experience that an 85” TV is too big for a viewing distance of about 7’!   

My wife used to work for Mitsubishi Electronics and we were a “test family” for their tv’s.   About 2X a year they’d drop off a tv for a couple of months and we’d give feed back on it.  One time they dropped off a 85” TV and I swear it was blinding it was so big.  We practically had to wear sunglasses to watch it!

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Despite all the formulas...then there are the physical limitations.  While my living room is 13' back plus another 5 feet for the raised front entry so could definitely use one of the largest sets. The problem is the opposite wall has a fireplace and the two side walls are either windows or open to dining room. The above mantle is way too high from a seating position, so would have to be a little lower and angled on either side. With the angle, could put a 55" on one side and a 48" on the other side.

First ting you need to do is identify where going to put it and that will dictate the maximum size.  

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6 hours ago, petitepedal said:55 inches @Randomguy
are you nuts :frantics:

I don't  have cable...I will upgrade my internet when I get the new TV...probably in January or later..This is not an important issue...

WRONG! It is the most important issue you are currently facing.  Just go to Costco and get the 55” Samsung and be happy. 

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10 hours ago, MickinMD said:

There are formulas as to how big a TV is too big, based on the typical seating distance from the TV.

The other thing to consider is viewing angle.   That's why I years ago purchased a 50" plasma screen TV (still being used) and a 55" OLED TV about 2 years ago.   (search 'off axis TV viewing' for more info)

https://www.crutchfield.com/S-cEeC3uQMP2E/learn/learningcenter/home/TV_placement.html

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