I've check the internet, other forums, friends, and stores and I keep getting different recommendations. We have a bilevel (raised ranch) house. Our family room is approximately 12' X 15' in the lower level. The front 15' wall has one 34" window. The junction of the 12' side wall and rear wall has a brick wall & fireplace at a 45º angle to the room. Two of the walls are drywall, the other two are drywall over concrete block for about 4', then drywall for the remaining 4' and are set back by the width of the block. The floor is carpeted. The other side wall abuts the stairs and is about 8' wide. Right, so now you know the basic layout. Now the details. We currently have an 11 year old Toshiba 32" CRT. It's connected to a Kenwood HTB-505 5.1 stereo. The Kenwood has RCA and s-video out. It also has RCA and TOSlink for sound. Our seating area is currently about 12' away from the CRT screen. By mounting a flat panel on the wall, it would be about 14' - 15' away. A projector system would really not be very feasible because of the floor joists. They run perpendicular to the front wall, so any cabling would need to run through the laundry room, into the garage and back into the house through the exisitng cable grommets. So, with the described distances, I've seen recommendations from 42" to 110" for a display size. So, what size display would be "best"? I'm currently leaning towards one recommendation of a 56" Samsung plasma. I couldn't care less about 3D, a passing fad in my opinion. I mean, if even the Japanese are ignoring it, it must be a waste of money. Suggestions? Comments? Realistic recommendations?