My room is small (13' X 13'6) and I sit in the middle. My 27" JVC TV is OK, but it is small and I would like to go bigger. I could do one of two things for $1000: -30" 16:9 tube TV, like a $900 Samsung or the like -47" 16:9 Panasonic RPTV for $1050 Both are HD. I am sure the picture quality of the tube blows away the RPTV, but the jump from a 30 to 47-inch unit is huge. What do you think? Or, what about a non-HD (probably the best for a poor 18 year old college kid like me) 36" 4:3 tube for $600, $700? I think the last option is probably the one I need to really consider.