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Recommend a 46" LED TV and speakers?
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DVD Profiler Desktop and Mobile RegistrantMarEll
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As my current TV (32" Samsung R88 LCD) is on its last legs I've decided to start looking for a new one before this one just dies suddenly. 

My current room only allows for a 46" TV (the horizontal gap is 109cm but could be pushed to 115ish) so I was thinking of getting a decent projector for when I get a new place.  But as I have no experience with projectors and the center speaker would end up being behind the screen I decided against it.

So now I'm thinking of going LED.  I've been looking at this and
this.  Ignore the price jump of the 8900, there's a local shop doing it for £900.  The 8900 is full LED backlit whereas the 5900 is edge lit.  And the 8900 has 200hz refresh rate compared to the 5900's 100hz.  Worth the extra £100?  Or does anyone have any other recommendations?
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But as I have no experience with projectors and the center speaker would end up being behind the screen I decided against it.


Why not add a floating wall shelve for the center speaker? I added my center speaker to almost ceiling height.
Pekodom does very good floating shelves that can hold up to 30kg of weight.

As far as TV's go, i have no idea. As i don't have one.
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As for the speakers; my current setup is an old set of 7.1 Creative Gigaworks speakers
connected to an Onkyo 705.  I have however replaced the center with an old Yamaha NS-C110.  They have served me well but I'm now getting lots of distortion on some DVDs and most Blurays so I think it's time for an upgrade.  The surrounds seem ok so I'm looking to just replace the 2 fronts, the center and the sub (because this rattles).
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I'm sat way to close to the screen to have my center mounted that high.



You don't have a TV?! 
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You don't have a TV?! 


Nope, from what little i've watched while visiting friends and family, its all reality TV now. Don't miss it one bit. Ditched the TV, when the went digital here. I save over 200e/year from TV payments, and invest it on DVDs (which i watch from a home projector)
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you don't need a TV these days with the internet.....
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I'm sat way to close to the screen to have my center mounted that high.


be careful that you don't get too large a screen if you are sitting close to the screen. I used a website to calculate the optimum size of screen based on measurements I made with a tape measure of how close I would be sitting to it. And I have a very nice 42".. My neighbour got a 50" and talked about having to take it back (before deciding they would have to keep it.)..

Also, by saving on the size I got a much better quality picture than my neighbour (I haven't told them)

have a look http://www.practical-home-theater-guide.com/Tv-viewing-distance.html
and
http://www.dtvcity.com/lcdtv/lcdscreensize.html
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you don't need a TV these days with the internet.....


Huh???

And how is a family of 4 supposed to view internet content...all huddled around a 22" computer monitor?
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Ended up going for the Sony NX713.  Was blown away as soon as I walked into the shop.

Also went for a KEF Q200c center speaker.  Hoping to get some floorstanding fronts to match when space permits.
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I'm sat way to close to the screen to have my center mounted that high.


be careful that you don't get too large a screen if you are sitting close to the screen.[...]


The 46" seemed monstrous when I first put it in but it's not too bad now.  I just sit a bit further away, only drawback is I now have to lean forward to get my drink off the desk    At least it'll be big enough for when I get a bigger place.
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Quoting MarEll:
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I'm sat way to close to the screen to have my center mounted that high.


be careful that you don't get too large a screen if you are sitting close to the screen. I used a website to calculate the optimum size of screen based on measurements I made with a tape measure of how close I would be sitting to it. And I have a very nice 42".. My neighbour got a 50" and talked about having to take it back (before deciding they would have to keep it.)..

Also, by saving on the size I got a much better quality picture than my neighbour (I haven't told them)

have a look http://www.practical-home-theater-guide.com/Tv-viewing-distance.html
and
http://www.dtvcity.com/lcdtv/lcdscreensize.html


I go by this one which seems quite a bit more strict than the one you posted.
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