I'm not sure I could ever go down in size on an HDTV. I've gone from 42" to 50" to 55" and wished I could have done 60". At the same time, I a bit upset that to get the picture quality I wanted, I was "stuck" paying for features I didn't want - including 3D support (I hate 3D on TVs and in theaters), "smart" TV (I'm too much of a video and audio snob to accept what passes for quality from any streaming source I've tried) and even built-in speakers (I've used an A/V receiver and 5.1 speaker system with every HDTV I've had and somewhat lesser but still external sound systems with even my 27" SDTV back in laserdisc days). I can't get decent OTA reception so I could even do without an internal NTSC tuner. And since I route all my video inputs (satellite dish receiver/DVR, Blu-ray player, media player and Xbox 36) through my A/V receiver, a single HDMI input is all I need. But after you see the picture quality on a good set, such as the Panasonic Vierra ST60 series model I just bought, you just can't go back to some crappy LCD set by some third-tier manufacturer. Man, I do wish sometimes I wasn't such a snob on these things! This hobby gets expensive after a while! I've spent probably closer to $20,000 than to $10,000 on home theater equipment since my first HDTV and with retirement looming, I somethings think I could have used that money more wisely... Nah, what fun would that have been?