Curse you, Pythagoras! Curse you, Euclid!
So why buy a large TV? Get a Kindle with 1600 * 1200 resolution and hold it up against your eyeballs.
We would if not for Emmert's Law. Curse you, Emmert!
My point exactly.
For my needs right now a bigger screen would bring no benefits at all unless it also ran a higher resolution, but a 27" or 30" screen are still not great useless for several people to watch a movie on, and the extra resolution would be lost due to the content only being 1920x1080.
Although I am still a long way from having my own place, its currently looking like my only real option is to have a ~42" TV for use as a TV (which will be live sports and the news only), keep my current 24" monitor for PC use and games but still have the ~42" TV hooked up for watching movies on via my PC, which then of course also means that my PC and my TV need to be pretty close which might mess things up somewhat. That would bring be back full circle to what I have now, a TV + PC for playing movies that's attached to my LAN, and my PC for general use and playing games.
The only time I could see this changing is when Quad HD screens become affordable (many years) and I have enough cash to buy one or more very powerful graphics cards to keep up the that gigantic resolution, either way, that's nothing more than a pipe-dream.
In the mean time, I will let your thread discussing various screen technologies continue now that everyone has agreed that there is no point at all buying anything less than a 1920x1080 screen at the moment or in the future.
Personally I prefer LCD to Plasma, although I was never able to put my finger on why, and LED is better than LCD because its colours are more vivid, but (and this is big) only if the screen is (a) a quality product (Samsung and LG spring to mind), and (b) you calibrate the settings to your own personal preferences, I found most un-calibrated LED TV's were vastly over-saturated and needed all of the colours to be toned down along with the gamma and the contrast, but not always the brightness. That might just be my eyes/brain your will certainly differ. OLED and similar technologies are the new best thing and not that I have seen any £20k TV's in person are supposed to look stunning when you mix OLED and Quad-HD on a 55"+ TV (that I assume has been professionally calibrated).
I also forgot to mention one of the other reasons why I was looking at a large TV, my monitor is louder than my PC.