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rogerdix

  1 month ago

How big should a TV be?

When our old one broke a friend helped out. This new one was 32 inches - plenty big enough for us. It fits nicely on our furniture and does the job nicely.

By way of research I visited a few likely shops. I didn't want my TV on a wall and wasn't interested in 'HD' or 'Smart'. This meant that had I wanted to, I couldn't seem to buy a new model. I was also surprised to find out that 32" was considered modest in size.

We have smallish sized rooms and our telly is sits happily where its predecessors sat: on our Ikea shelving unit. It's 'internet ready' though the necessary cables haven't been connected yet - and I'm not sure our broadband is up to the job anyway.

How big is your TV? Where do you put it?
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Chris563

  1 month ago
Ours is a 40 inch tv Reply
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g2714572

  1 month ago
37 and its on a black glass table it came with , that's plenty of a size Roger and it will do me till it blows touch wood its stays ok another few years , and a small one in the bedroom under 30 that is , not sure exactly on that ...definitely want a small smart tv for the bedroom and hope to get that before Christmas black Friday maybe ! Reply
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Kazzy

  1 month ago
Not big enough to rule your life ! Reply
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Hawksmoor

  1 month ago
I have a large open plan sitting-room kitchen-diner, with huge windows and high ceilings, and when I brought my 32" TV in from the old (2up2down Victorian terrace) house, it looked so bereft and forlorn and tiny we actually laughed... !
So we got a 48" HD SmartTV and it's been an absolute revelation for watching Sport - particularly cricket, where I'm now able clearly to see an lbw myself in real time, whereas before it was a bit of a blur, and I had to wait for the slo-mo replay to see what had actually happened...
It's also fantastic for watching Nature documentaries, Opera DVDs, and films - you really do notice so much more in HD.
The 32" went off with my son to University - and I got rid of my secondary telly, the even tinier bedroom set, and now find my bedroom is much more relaxing with just the radio & CD player, and no TV :)
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Ed777

  1 month ago
Mine is 32 Roger and I think it's the perfect size. I hate those huge things that totally dominate a room. Although even worse are people who fix their tv to the wall over the mantlepiece, just vulgar. Reply
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rosemary-charles

  1 month ago
as big or as small as you want it hun Reply
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chowen

  1 month ago
I have a 26" one in the bedroom, and a 30" one in the lounge Roger. The one in the bedroom is wall mounted, and set up so it can be watched while laying on the bed. The one in the lounge is on a TV unit along with the Blu-ray player, and cable box. Reply
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roselily1

  1 month ago
I bought a smart Tv about 2 years ago which was 42 inch and it sat on our tv unit ,we too have a smallish room ,so to give us more room which it has i have now bought a larger one and put it on the wall it is a 52 inch ,but it really does not seem that big when you get used to it ,and i love my smart tv as i can link to the internet for some programes that i never could before Reply
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survay12

  1 month ago
We’ve got 3 televisions. One is 14 inch, one 22 inch, and one 27 inch. The 14 inch is in the dining room. We would prefer a 22 in there. Anything larger would not allow our swivelling TV table to swivel because the TV would be bigger than the width of the table and would hit the wall. The 22 inch is in our bedroom for watching mostly the news and (wife) Corrie. This sits on our other swivelling TV table and anything bigger would also hit the wall when the table is swivelled. The 27 inch is in the lounge. I mostly watch that one. We like buying televisions from the British Heart Foundation charity shop and had noticed that even their pre-owned TVs seem to have become larger in size, but our house is really small. So we are wondering where we might find a 22 inch TV. Reply
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trevjohn

  1 month ago
Ah, good question ! ..France was the first place to have what could be regarded currently as HD TV broadcasting from 1952 with the 819 line / 50 hz CCIR system E. That at the time did a superb job at completely hiding the scanned line structure on 14" diagonal 4:3 aspect ratio CRT's, although as larger tubes became affordable, 23" diagonal rapidly became very common in the 1960's. Rather strange that though, as the country had also started to adopt ( for it's second national TV channel ) a more common structure 625 line / 50 hz first pioneered by the USSR from the 1940's and approved by most of continental Europe from 1951/2 for the following 50 years :).
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So the lines were then very visible ! ..What were the French thinking one might ask ? ..Well, standardisation, for the ideal of simple programme exchange across Eurovision seemed to be the driving motive. There was not at that time really any lack of band-space to accommodate a higher resolution for Antenne 2. Nope, standardisation screwed it sadly.
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So now we have LCD displays, perfect geometry, poorer contrast ratio, ( rectangular* ) pixels which perfectly abut, so the lines don't show, but still for so-called high definition only 1080 lines, so a few hundred more than for system E... Meaning, if you still had a CRT, I suppose a 17" diagonal 4:3 would just about hide the lines. .
*Since fashion now favours 16:9, the original square pixels are stretched horizontally ( co-incidentally _lowering_ horizontal resolution / sharpness - so that's one built-in system cock-up :)).
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The widescreen LCD equivalent of your 17" 4:3 tube is now ~23" diagonal. That's as good as it gets un-assisted. However, with interpolation the apparent line structure can be doubled for static pictures ! ..This is not so good for displaying rotating wagon-wheels nor golf balls, but it's how screen sizes of ~48" diagonal get to be so commonplace.
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If you go for anything larger, say 60" upwards all that's happening is the LCD elements are being scaled up in size, so pixelisation becomes an issue if you view too closely.
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I hope that helps Roger :).
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