I'm looking at replacing my 27" Panasonic Superflat TV (10 years old and still working great) with a slightly larger, HDTV set. Since my cable company is carrying HDTV now for free I would love to watch these shows in my basement without going into my basement to watch it on my 47" Panny HDTV. My question is, how is the picture quality on these sets? I am looking at getting a standard 4x3 set because I don't want to pay the premium for a 16x9. Not only that, but my wife watches a ton of SD TV and she hates the wide modes on my 16x9. I have never seen an HDTV program displayed on a 4x3 tube, so I am wondering if it is as big of a difference as it is on my RPTV? I know my RPTV with 7" guns cannot display the full 1080i resolution, but it sure looks pretty damn sweet. I am curious if direct view sets, especially ones that have to display this signal in a 16x9 window can display as much information. BTW, I only sit around 6 feet away in a very small room, so a 36" set would just be too big (WAF). Thanks!