Originally Posted by jautor
Unless you're sitting like 4' away from the screen, even a 46" won't be too big. Yes, you can get too big a screen, but even only a few feet away you wouldn't have to turn your head on a 40 or 46" display... If you're used to and have only had the smaller displays, a "big screen" will take a bit to get used to, but once you do, you'll never go back. It won't be like sitting in the front row of the theater after a day or two. The 40" displays are very popular, and you'll see a lot more models available with better features and price-per-inch (so to speak).
Now, back in the day, when I moved from a 27" TV to the 50" BIG SCREEN, now that was a change!!! Of course, that thing was huge, now it would hang on the wall and no one would even think twice about it...
That said, 32" isn't a tiny display - if that what fits your needs, nothing wrong with it.
I had a 41" screen in my previous home, in a room about the same size and shape as the current room, but we sat accross the room from it in the long direction, and it was back against the wall on an open stand.
I really did like it, and if it was out in the open, and back against the wall, like at it was there, I would probably do not be questioning it and be going with a 40 or 41, especially given the pricing these days.
As it is, my new wife (of 2 years, whome I love very much, and who takes very good care of me) likes to have all the av equipment in a cabinet that we can close up when not in use, and since the cabinet has to be at an angle to be seen in the whole room, the TV ends up several feet further out from the wall, and closer to the viewers, such that a 32" will be large enough. As it is we are doing nicely with a VISIO Rasor 26", but it is time to go bigger.
Again, I thank you for all the clarity that you have brought to this question for me.