Bought a Panasonic ST50 50" as an upgrade to my 5 year old 42" Panny. The 42 was too small from the beginning, but we just could not afford more at the time and I did not want a bigger set that was cheap.
Had the new set for 2 days now, and really feel like I should have gone with the 55"
2 people have come by the house and asked where the new TV was. This is in large part because, physically the new set is roughly the same size as the old, just a lot less bezel.
The return policy states there is a 15% restocking fee, but I have read that some people have had that waived if they are purchasing a new set. I am not trying to pull some Superbowl rent to return deal, just not quite happy with the 50" @ 13 feet away.
Any recent experiences?