I looked at this recently and even managed to convince the wife! Then I thought to myself "Just what is a 90-100 inch image going to look like?" answer - MASSIVE in a 3x3m room so I convinced myself to stick with the LCD 46" TV we currently have.
Yes I really do get that, its just what happens if I get the Optoma hd141x, ceiling mount, 20-30m HDMI cable, fit that lot and then find for us the 100" picture is just too big. I suppose I wasn't prepared to risk it.
Our sofa is about 2.5m from our 42" LG - and anything much bigger would be too big for us (Heads on the news / documentaries are about "human" size at the moment, rather than "looming")
Get something with wireless built in, and / or HDMI + USB - it's a big chunk of money you will spend anyway, so you may as well make sure that it's as "future proof" as possible, and you don't know what you will want to watch next year. If nothign else, your partner may decide that Netflix is a good idea on a dull Sunday night...
Don't buy the cheapest, do look at the picture in the shop. Most of 'em now have a good viewing angle so that's less of a problem than it used to be with rear-projection / plasma but it's worth checking.
And expect the sound to be terrible: the cases are so thin now that speakers are tinny and horrible. Expect to need a sound bar or similar for reasonable listening.
Bad command or file name. Bad, bad command! Sit! Stay! Staaaay...
I was aiming at 50 or 55" for no particular reason, but from your experience this seems to be really too big ! Good news, 42" are cheaper I've looked at the one Dave linked to, and it looks good. I will try and see if I can find one live to see in a shop.
I've already read somewhere that sound is not so good anymore,so you are probably right with the sound bar... so, maybe not so cheap after all...
I think words like 'destiny' are a way of trying to find order where none exists. - Christian Graus
Entropy isn't what it used to.
Honestly it is more personal preference than anything else.
At 2.5m I'd say nothing bigger than 55" - anything from 42" wold be fine.
Forget the gizmos and gadgets if you're not going to use them -
There are a bunch of cheap ones out there - but look at them first; The major difference I have noticed is in the uniformity of the lighting - cheaper sets tend to be less uniform, so you can see the difference in lighting over the screen - usually a bright corner or edge.
USB PVR functions come with some - that I find useful as I can stick a USB in the back of the telly and then pause live TV.
smart TV functions, wireless networking etc. - if you are not going to use them, then better buy something without them and save some $
Oh - check it is Full HD not just HD (Full means 1080p, Hd is 720)
I mean, whether you live in the Highlands or on the Glens, there's bugger all to do but look out at the heather (which is a particularly nasty plant), so you either turn inward and think great, inventive thoughts, or you turn outward to bonnie lasses.
I wanna be a eunuchs developer! Pass me a bread knife!
The DVD/CD player on my lappie has stopped working. I put a movie in last night, it spins up and stops immediately.
A quick Google [other search engines are available] shows either driver or hardware at fault, but I can't seem to be able to find a reliable source as to what my next step should be.
So instead of a reliable source, I've decided to ask you drunken reprobates. Any ideas what I should do?
As above, but it really depends on how much you use the optical drive. An external drive can be obtained for not a lot and can be plugged in and used as required. I have been looking at an external blu-ray writer drive for a while now, the question is do I really need it.
For a minute I thought you had been round to my house
The wife sent an email about some other bits an bobs, and in the middle of it was "I'm not sure if you want to know, but the big telly is not working, there is sound but no picture" This is the 63" one I bought in December 2010.
A quick search around all everything points to either a) a blown capacitor or b) a failed inverter board.
So, it may either be;
a) A relatively cheap diy fix for both possible faults (<£100 if new inverter board needed)
b) an excuse to buy a new bigger, better telly :cool: (only downside is I really can't do with the additional expense at the moment)