Originally Posted by aplnub
We are watching Grey's Anatomy from the begining to catch up. We are loving it.
Anyone have a good TV suggestion for a viewing distance of 16 to 17 feet? I want 1080p, want it to work with my Direct Tv unit (standard definition), blah blah blah. It does not need speakers as I have my own sound system.
Also, it should have the capability to hang on the wall.
We utilize the Apple TV more than TIVO now. It's great.
At that viewing distance, you'll never see the detail difference between 720p and 1080p, but I understand the need to stay 'current', plus you never know where it will end up in the future.
Given the viewing distance, I'd go with a RP digital TV, which will help close the viewing distance and give you more screen size for the money. The best set is the SONY SXRD models, in sizes up to 70" (I would want 70" at 16 feet!). Stylish, more durable than Plasma, bright, and BIG, these LCOS sets are the best on the market in my opinion.
If you MUST hang on the wall, go with the Samsung LCD panels; the performance is as good as the Sony or Sharp without the premium price.