I have 46" rear projector, but now I am moving near school for my MBA program into a tiny apt and cannot accomodate my HT system. but I can't face the thought of getting a small 4:3 TV. So I am now exploring the option of a 16:9 direct view TV. I am hoping people who know about that market will be able to guide me. being a nut, of course, I want the Sony KV-34HS910. but $2500 for a 34" TV that I need for only a couple of years? (hope to move to a bigger place after the MBA) But then, it 30" big enough? how about that samsung 26" I guess the question is, 26", 30", 34", what are the ideal viewing distances? what are the models to watch out for? what models give most of the performance on a small tag? I am tempted to spring for the 30" $950 models from samsung or phillips. how much more area does a 34" give in real terms? do I HAVE to spend $2000 plus?