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Trying to decide between 32" and 32" LCD

05-28-2008, 06:44 PM
I know I can live with 32", and like it, it's probably the optimum size for my living room. I hear that you are supposed to divide the size by 4 to get the viewing distance, or 8' in this case.

But, 37" also looks enticing and I wonder if I will ever get tired of 32" and want to upgrade.

Right now all I have is a 20" CRT - I never got used to its small size.

Question, does PQ increase as you go to 37"? Such as resolution? I understand it's 1900 by xxx versus 1300 by xxx

05-28-2008, 07:25 PM
it depends where you put the tv. i put my 32'' samsung tv in my bedroom along with my ps3 and 360, and i could not be happier. if your deciding to put it in a much bigger room maybe u should consider a 37'' or possibly even higher. although it depends on how much you want to spend and if you like bigger tv's! :)

05-28-2008, 07:30 PM
This is what tiredness does to you. This is tough choice indeed. ;) And now the "Edit post" has disappeared.. I guess you only get one shot at it. Maybe a mod can edit the title to read "32 vs. 37"

05-28-2008, 11:27 PM
Question, does PQ increase as you go to 37"? Such as resolution? I understand it's 1900 by xxx versus 1300 by xxx

PQ does not increase. Resolution come in 2 types - 1080p and 720p. Don't waste money on 1080p in a 32" set.

05-29-2008, 01:47 AM
What KEV said. The resolution has nothing to do with screen size you can get 1920x1080 in an 11" screen if you wanted to. However the extra detail you get from that higher resolution is pretty pointless on smaller screens.

I'd say go bigger, Your math is a little off. You are supposed to multiply the vertical height of the TV, not its diagonal size. A 50" TV has an optimal viewing distance of a little over 8'. Also, no one I know has ever regretted going bigger than they planned, but I do know a couple people who regretted not going larger. Even at 50" there is much debate over the value of 1080 vs 720. Ultimately choose the screen with the best picture quality and size that fits within your budget.

05-29-2008, 08:33 AM
IMO going bigger now is better than having to say " I wish I would have gotten the --" later" and this seems to be the general consensus of those posted before in this forum. remember not all images will be displayed full screen unless you "stretch the display" and that degrades image quality. either way Good Luck............