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#360547 - 12/09/11 06:24 PM New TV for my bedroom advice please.
Ya_basta Offline
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Registered: 06/23/07
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Hey guys,

I currently have a 20" Sharp Aquos LCD in my bedroom, but I need to (and want to smile ) get a new TV.

This LCD is still working fine, and has served me well (8 years old and it's literally on every waking hour that I'm home), but it has had this annoying streak across the screen for almost two years, resulting from one of my caregivers cleaning it with Windex. So, I need some advice on the best technology for my environment.

Here's some pertinent info -

- My bed/viewing distance is about 12 feet.
- The bedroom is a bright room.
- There's a window three feet to the left of the TV.
- When I have visitors over, they view the TV from different angles, but nobody has ever said anything about degradation, so I don't think off axis viewing is an issue.

With that said, my current choice is a 40" Plasma. The two main caveats impacting my choice is possible glare and size (is 40" too big for that distance).

Oh, I also currently run coax from a modulator into my current LCD, so I'll have to get something (suggestions smile ) to convert the coax line into a compatible input on the new TV as coax inputs are pretty much obsolete.

Any input is greatly appreciated.

Thanks,
Cam


Here are two pictures taken from my perspective; just above my head (the computer monitor is swung to the side).




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#360557 - 12/09/11 09:05 PM Re: New TV for my bedroom advice please. [Re: Ya_basta]
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Cam, I don't know how much help this will be, but I think I'd be looking at an LCD because of the bright room and the fact that it's on so many hours (generally LCDs are better with your electric bill).

I'm very happy with my LG 55" and I'm looking towards two 32" LGs because of it!
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#360560 - 12/09/11 09:21 PM Re: New TV for my bedroom advice please. [Re: MarkSJohnson]
CatBrat Offline
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So far, for off axis viewing. Visio seems to have the LCD panel for that.

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#360566 - 12/09/11 09:54 PM Re: New TV for my bedroom advice please. [Re: CatBrat]
jakewash Offline
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Coax inputs are still as popular as ever, my parents new 60" Sharp has them.

I would go with your 40" choice selection or even a 42". I have a 40" LCD in our bedroom and it works very well. Just be carefull which one you choose as I am seeing more LCD's with shiny screens, not good for glare in bright rooms.
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#360569 - 12/10/11 12:00 AM Re: New TV for my bedroom advice please. [Re: jakewash]
SirQuack Offline
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Have you taken a microfiber damp (water) cloth and wiped the current tv, the streak might come off. My wife tried to clean a panny plasma once with windex and it left bad streaks, but on time with using the above method made it as new, just a thought.
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#360574 - 12/10/11 08:13 AM Re: New TV for my bedroom advice please. [Re: SirQuack]
J. B. Offline
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from a 12 ft. distance, any size tv will be ok.

try this calculator:http://myhometheater.homestead.com/viewingdistancecalculator.html
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#360576 - 12/10/11 08:29 AM Re: New TV for my bedroom advice please. [Re: J. B.]
terzaghi Offline
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I would go with 42 or 46 inch. Due to brightness of room I'd stick with LCD.
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#360578 - 12/10/11 08:37 AM Re: New TV for my bedroom advice please. [Re: SirQuack]
Ya_basta Offline
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I just noticed that the picture was taken when I had the TV tuned to the camera at my front door. It's good that it was because the worst part of the streak is very evident.

Mark, your point about power consumption is a great one, as I'm extremely parsimonious when it comes to my footprint.

Randy, we have tried to clean it off with your exact remedy but it didn't work for me (I'll get a caregiver to give it another, slightly more vigorous, wipe today). Thanks for the suggestion.

So an LCD (I'll check out Vizio. Thanks, Cat) with a matte finish to the screen (thanks, Jay) it is then, guys. Because I can't get up to go view possible candidates, do you guys know if there are specific brands that have a matte screen?

Thanks for the help.

Aside - I don't watch TV all hours of the day. I keep it on my camera all day unless I'm watching sports, Criminal Minds, CSI, Jeopardy, The Daily Show and the Colbert Report (all of which - with the exception to soccer - are broadcast in the evening) smile. I actually believe it's a pernicious tool (with a semblance of informative programming) that portrays a false sense of reality and corrupts the mind. That's just me...
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#360579 - 12/10/11 08:41 AM Re: New TV for my bedroom advice please. [Re: terzaghi]
Ya_basta Offline
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Originally Posted By: J. B.
from a 12 ft. distance, any size tv will be ok.

try this calculator:http://myhometheater.homestead.com/viewingdistancecalculator.html


Originally Posted By: terzaghi
I would go with 42 or 46 inch. Due to brightness of room I'd stick with LCD.


Thanks J.B and David. I'll check out that link and seriously consider a larger screen like a 46".....I like that idea.
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#360580 - 12/10/11 08:44 AM Re: New TV for my bedroom advice please. [Re: Ya_basta]
Ya_basta Offline
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Oh, what about an LED set? I really know nothing about them.
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