I went to Best Buy during the infamous sale on the 42" Westinghouse, but despite the nice price drop, after seeing the size of the monitor, (from 9 - 11 ft. away), there was no way I could buy it, (even though I went there expecting to purchase it). My couch is 11 ft. away, and loveseat is about 9 ft. away. I looked at a few other 47" - 50" TV's / monitor's, and they seem like the minimum acceptable size for that viewing distance, (for me at least). I had to stand about 6 ft. away or so from the 42", for optimized viewing. I have heard other opinions on screen size, viewing distance, etc.. So, I guess I'm writing this to recommend that people actually go in store, look at the model they want to buy, and view it from a distance that reflects their home viewing configuration. If you just read reviews, and buy from a website, you may regret it, (as I would have if I had bought it). I'm waiting for the 47" Westinghouse, (and maybe another brand or two in the same price / size range), to become available, and I'm also hoping that Westinghouse will have the banding and power on/off issues resolved with the release of this latest model.