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FACT: No matter what size tv you have, 1-2 weeks later, you will have wished you bought a bigger one.
My previous tv was a 50". It sits inside of an entertainment system with columns left and right. I wanted to get a 55" OLED so I wouldn't have to spread apart the columns and leave a gap between the columns and the main cabinet section. But, I didn't think that a 5" upgrade was all that great. If I'm going to upgrade, let's do it right. Again, you'll always wish you bought bigger AFTER THE FACT.
The physically biggest tv I could fit, without speading the columns, would be a 60" diagonal. But alas, they don't make those in OLED. Not in LG. So, I broke down and spread open the columns to the entertainment system by about 2" on each side. It's not bad and the wife can live with it. So, I bought the 65"
My couch sits exactly 10 feet away. The 65" seems perfect. I can honestly say, that this is the first time I wished I got the larger tv. The 65" at 10 feet away, is perfect. (For me)
As said by others, less than a 55" simply isn't worth it economically by the company. At current prices, there's a small niche of customers who buy OLED. Most people buy LCD/LED and they spend LESS than $1,000. Those who are willing to spend $1600, $2500, $3500.... $10,000 for their tv; PROBABLY have a good AVR, Surround, ATMOS/DTSX, etc. They have a REAL HOME THEATER. Yes, there are a few gamers and people where money isn't that important, and they'll buy an OLED. But the majority of those who spend this kind of money on a TV, have the room and setup for a 55-77" tv. The real Videophile wouldn't want a 46"-50".
I'm talking about the majority. There are exceptions to all rules. Some people who were big into video/home theater, are forced to down size to a smaller house/room and they can't fit a 65"+ tv. But because of the price of OLED, the majority willing to spend this kind of money, have the room and want bigger. If the price comes down, and they can build a 46" for $600-$800, there might be a market. But most people aren't videophiles. Most simply buy the biggest tv they can afford; which is almost always LESS than $1,000.
LG OLED65B7P, Yamaha 7810, 5.1.2 ATMOS
Philips 7302 BR/DV, ATV4K, Roku Ultra, Roku Premiere, Roku Stick+