Well, I'm about 6' when I'm looking at my TV from laying down in bed to the other side of the room. However, sitting on my bedside here on my laptop, it goes to around 4.5 - 5' of viewing distance to the other side of the room. So, with that in mind, I, too, am looking to upgrade my 32" to a 46" myself. I just feel that I'm not EXPERIENCING HDTV, let alone that I'm WATCHING it. I'm gonna say that 46" will change that, imho. I'm quite sure that I'll feel it's definitely worth it once I do that.