The Stock Vert Club
Join Date: May 2001
Location: In the land of Dirrrrk No-WIN-ski
Having buyers remorse about my new tv
So over the weekend I finally convinced my wife to get a flat panel tv for the living room. We currently have a Magnavox 55" rear projection big screen. No issues with it, but the picture quality can't compare to our lcd in the bedroom. So, I went and picked up a 50" Samsung Plasma from Best Buy that was on sale for $450 off. I got the tv home and hooked up... watched the Cowboy game in HD! The picture is freaking amazing on this tv.... BUT.... the thing that is bugging me is the size difference between my big screen and the new tv. I'm not sure if it looks so much smaller because we only have it about 20 inches off the ground (the wall mount has been ordered)... or that it is really that much smaller. 16 x 9 is about the same as the big screen, but all the "non-hd" stuff just seems so much smaller. I do change the aspect ratio of non-hd channels to stretch it to fit the whole screen.
I wanted to see if any of you guys had any similar "buyers remorse" if you bought a HD tv that was smaller than what you had. I think I am about to wheel the big screen back in the living room and hook them up side by side for a while to really see the difference...