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Is gaming on a 42 inch too big!?

#1Rhyno69oPosted 3/7/2013 8:30:05 PM
I want to upgrade to a plasma for gaming but they start out at 42 inches. I've been gaming on a 27/32 inch for 15ish years and like to play up close to the tv. Is 42 going to be too big
#2fhsfootball74Posted 3/7/2013 8:31:00 PM
If you're real close I'd suggest just sticking with a 32 inch. 40 inches or more up close is just going to hurt your eyes.
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#3GARahn07Posted 3/7/2013 8:35:00 PM(edited)
In my opinion, no... But it all depends on your setup. If you generally play closer to your tv, then it obviously wouldn't need to be incredibly huge. For example, I play on a 55" and I'm 15ish feet away from my tv, and it's about right for me.
#4archizzyPosted 3/7/2013 8:37:24 PM(edited)
Every person is different and really it depends on what distance you sit at.

I sit about 7 feet away from a 60 inch screen and it feels just right to me. I want to go bigger actually, though depending on how much bigger I will adjust my distance a bit.


In fact we have four 42 inch monitors that we have in our control room at work that sit about 2 feet from me and they feel very "monitor" like to me. Hell I think 50 inch sets look small because a 50 inch set is 44% less screen area than a 60 inch set.

So again it varies quite a bit person to person.
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#5Ke7hplPosted 3/7/2013 8:40:38 PM
I own a 32" and its perfect for my setup. But what they said is really true.
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#6Crimson SkysPosted 3/7/2013 8:42:12 PM
I have a 42 inch and play right in front of the TV, it's not that big.
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#7StriderNemesisPosted 3/7/2013 8:44:19 PM(edited)
I always liked the now-defunct 37" models for gaming. I have one in my bedroom, and it's just the perfect size so I don't have to turn my neck or move my eyes much at a comfortable distance. I guess the next best thing is the 40" models, since I consider 32" to be too small.
#8Godly_GoofPosted 3/7/2013 8:43:49 PM
My spoon is to big!
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#9Rhyno69o(Topic Creator)Posted 3/7/2013 8:44:20 PM
Can you adjust the screen size on a 42 to be smaller? I've played on my buddys 55 from about 12 feet away and playing FPS I missed out on a lot of peripheral action. I'll have a whole bedroom dedicated to studying/gaming and I have a nice computer chair so I can adjust between distances.
#10JanayBerryPosted 3/7/2013 8:47:01 PM
I have a 50-inch that I play on. I'm not close to it, so the display is wonderful.
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