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Old 11-28-2012, 11:28 AM   #41
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I think that looks fine, the only problem would be that with that much real estate it might end up being a catchall place to put stuff
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Old 11-28-2012, 11:29 AM   #42
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Who is the funny looking guy with the big ears in the picture?
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Old 11-28-2012, 11:30 AM   #43
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Old 11-28-2012, 11:36 AM   #44
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I think that looks fine, the only problem would be that with that much real estate it might end up being a catchall place to put stuff
To be honest, there were two video game covers in front of the TV that I picked up and stacked with the rest of them (behind, to the right), before photographing it! My purse sometimes ends up there for a minute or two right after I get home, but it annoys me to have anything in front of the TV so it doesn't stay there long.

As for the funny looking guy with the big ears, I know, I know... I changed from a well known and fairly partisan news channel to CNBC before taking the photo, just for the purpose of avoiding political content but this is what I got even so. Whatcha gonna do?
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Old 11-28-2012, 11:41 AM   #45
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Here's a site that sells mounts. There is a VESA standard used for HDTV mounts. I don't know if there is a different bolt pattern for 50" and 60", but it looks like 50" is a breakpoint. Anyway, it looks like you can look up your TV's compatibility there, and may find out more about what you should be looking for.


These TV wall mounts are available for same day shipping! Check out the online catalog for other flat panel brackets! There is a TV wall mount available in low profile, articulating, stationary and tilting here!
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I use a 110" projection screen and sit about 17' away. As long as you can't make out individual pixels you're in good shape.

Watch out with improving the audio! We did that with our 32" TV and the sound was so good we had to upgrade the TV.
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Old 11-28-2012, 11:50 AM   #47
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I use a 110" projection screen and sit about 17' away. As long as you can't make out individual pixels you're in good shape.
I think it is so hilarious that on gamer websites people talk about seeing individual pixels with the Wii console (and not with XBox or PS3). With my vision, even with my setup being so close I cannot see any pixels in my Wii games. I like your idea of a 110" projection screen and who knows, maybe I will try that some day.
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Old 11-28-2012, 12:01 PM   #48
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Silly question: How big is the room you have a 60" TV in? I just cannot fathom a 60" TV.
I sit 7 feet away from my 65" plasma, which is properly calibrated and looks incredible. No eye-strain whatsoever. For somebody like me, who works with and loves film, video and visual mediums, this TV is a also a powerful reference tool.

For the record, sizes go all the way up to 90" now.
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Let me take a stab, Alfred E Newman

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Old 11-28-2012, 12:39 PM   #50
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I have poor vision as well, so I have a 70" TV and designed a table to match underneath it. Easy chair is very close as well.
Very nice!

My 42" plasma TV stands on a console table. The console's delicate proportions make it look like a precarious setup but it is made of solid mahogany. It is very heavy and sturdy (the whole setup is quake-proofed too, for good measure).

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Nice table, FIREd! Just the right size for your TV, too. I like the idea of using baskets under it, for storage.
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Nice table, FIREd! Just the right size for your TV, too. I like the idea of using baskets under it, for storage.
The baskets also hide the mess of wires in the back.
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I sit 7 feet away from my 65" plasma, which is properly calibrated and looks incredible. No eye-strain whatsoever. For somebody like me, who works with and loves film, video and visual mediums, this TV is a also a powerful reference tool.

For the record, sizes go all the way up to 90" now.
that's another way to get your tan during winter time. I have a 60" plasma which doubles as a space heater in the family room. Kidding aside, I agree with you. A properly calibrated plasma TV 60" or bigger with reference video and audio source at 1080p is awesome! I usually sit 8 ft away and the picture is just stunning!

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I think the original question had something to do with disclaimer re: the width of the TV and the size of the stand and whether it was important. I think the limit on TV size is because it may tip over (sideways?) if the stand is not wide enough. Something to do with leverage.

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Another thing to consider, if buying a TV stand instead of wall-mounting, is the height. For those like me who like to sit close to a big screen TV, and to be able to see that TV over my laptop, table-height is just right. Most TV stands are considerably lower, it seems to me, and for me half the screen would be obscured by my laptop if my TV was that low.

Of course, if one plans to limit oneself to the iPad, or not multitask at all, then seeing over a laptop is not an issue.
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Reading this thread reminds me of when DH and I were first married. We had a 19 inch, black & white tv. The 'stand' was a couple of 2x6 boards resting on top of concrete blocks.

There was no remote control...we had to get up and turn the channel.
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I think they used to make tvs to last forever. When cleaning out my grandparents house they had an old floor model in the barn and we plugged it in and it worked fine. My childhood friend has a small B&W w/13 channels and most certainly doesn't have a remote. It must be 40+ years old but it still works. As long as I have known her it has been sitting on top of her Fridge. I think she has gone through a couple of fridges but the tv is still going strong.
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Another thing to consider, if buying a TV stand instead of wall-mounting, is the height. For those like me who like to sit close to a big screen TV, and to be able to see that TV over my laptop, table-height is just right. Most TV stands are considerably lower, it seems to me, and for me half the screen would be obscured by my laptop if my TV was that low.

Of course, if one plans to limit oneself to the iPad, or not multitask at all, then seeing over a laptop is not an issue.
Height was something that I considered carefully when I put up my wall mount. Since we would view the tv both sitting (in the living area or in the dining area) or standing (in the kitchen), I put the mount so the vertical center of the screen would be in the between eye level while siting or standing. While I probably spent too much time thinking about it, it has worked out well.
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I think they used to make tvs to last forever. When cleaning out my grandparents house they had an old floor model in the barn and we plugged it in and it worked fine. My childhood friend has a small B&W w/13 channels and most certainly doesn't have a remote. It must be 40+ years old but it still works. As long as I have known her it has been sitting on top of her Fridge. I think she has gone through a couple of fridges but the tv is still going strong.
There isn't much over the air content for the old tv's. And at that age of tv - it probably had to have an adapter to take the coax (cable) to the antenna inputs (2 screws).

but you're right - old tv's were built to last. I had an old tube b/w tv until 5 years ago, in a spare bedroom.
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TV size is measured diagonally, but weight and mounting match up are the key factors.

+2 Great to see a question that I am qualified to answer...
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