I’m looking at 55’ 4K TV

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It's not too big .... too small:

TV Screen size, Viewing distance range for 4K.
40", 3.3-5 feet.
43", 3.6-5.4 feet.
50", 4.2-6.3 feet.
55", 4.6-6.9 feet.
60", 5-7.5 feet.
65", 5.4-8.1 feet.
70", 5.8-8.75 ...

Obviously less for 1080P.
8K is only going to make this worse.

Based on vision acuity to resolve a pixel at distance......"HUMAN FACTORS"
if i look at the center of the screen I can see the edges but it's close....any bigger than 55 i'd have to scroll my head :)
 
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I hear ya -- takes some getting used to.
Supposed to be "immersive."

I have the 65" CX OLED at 9-10 feet distance.
Coming from a 45" that was constrained by a media unit, that seemed huge.
I now wish I would have sprung for the 75".
 
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The wife wanted to get a 65 in. We compromised on a 55 in. to replace our 5 year old 43.5 in Sony. Fortunately...the 65 wouldn't have fit on our cabinet. We stayed with Sony, because of good results from the 4 we have owned. The 55 is great, much better picture and sound than the older one. She says she is happy with it! I hope!
 
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Well finally got around to mounting the TV (LG 55" 4K) on the wall. Also got a new soundbar (7.1 capable) with sub and wireless surround speakers (Also LG). Picked up a $800 LG SN8GY 7.1 Soundbar that was a Best Buy display unit for $375 (has a very slight dent in the front screen that you can barely see looking for it). Wasnt to happy when I got home and found out the power cords for the bar and sub were NOT inside. Another $70 for those from a parts place that had them (soundbar uses a 25VDC setup so not able to just buy a universal ac adapter).

Now I can be on the laptop in my chair and still see the tv totally without lowering the laptop screen. :D
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An update on 55 OLED
The LG magic remote is a wacky do.
Netflix was causing tv to hang on startup
So I went back to Firestick
1. No more Netflix hangs
2. Firestick remote is way better
3. IQ is noticeably better, I think I wasn’t getting 4K before but now I am
Using a streaming device makes the TV way better
 
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An update on 55 OLED
The LG magic remote is a wacky do.
Netflix was causing tv to hang on startup
So I went back to Firestick
1. No more Netflix hangs
2. Firestick remote is way better
3. IQ is noticeably better, I think I wasn’t getting 4K before but now I am
Using a streaming device makes the TV way better
Agreed. That's why I like my Roku TV. It has the Roku streaming device built in.
 
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An update on 55 OLED
The LG magic remote is a wacky do.
Netflix was causing tv to hang on startup
So I went back to Firestick
1. No more Netflix hangs
2. Firestick remote is way better
3. IQ is noticeably better, I think I wasn’t getting 4K before but now I am
Using a streaming device makes the TV way better
I have no proof but always felt a device dedicated to streaming would do a better job than a tv that added streaming software. I added a Roku device to our and have been very happy.
 
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I have no proof but always felt a device dedicated to streaming would do a better job than a tv that added streaming software. I added a Roku device to our and have been very happy.
I agree. Dedicated devices for each purpose is best. The wiring can get tougher at times and you need the right universal remote to get it all nicely tied together (for me, Harmony 665), but when it's set up, it's the best. Each part can be upgraded as needed too.
 
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Hmm.....NetFlix and their HD stream works great on my LG-CX.
Make sure you do a code update.

I can't imagine the IQ is better with the external dongle.

Also -- I have a Logitech keyboard that plugs it's radio dongle into a USB port on the TV and now I have a keyboard with a touch pad. BUT ONLY WORKS on internal apps, so a fire-stick won't see the keyboard. All the internal apps on the TV that do APPLE+, Disney+, Peacock, Netflix, Amazon-Prime can all use the keyboard to search.
 
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unfortunately when I use the firestick I can't resume to where I left off, I tend to watch on 3 diff TV so this is a show stopper
back to the TV for netflix and I'll try logging off and on
 

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