Hello everybody - a new boy here very impressed by the level of expertise shown on here. After long and deep thought I've finally -well almost - decided that the telly to replace my ageing Toshiba 24" 4:3 set will be CRT not plasma. I think I've even chosen a Toshiba PF3 as it looks most elegant from the front and seems to be a pretty good set. However I'm now worried about screen size. We've changed our room around and the telly now sits at one end of a 13' room. We have 2 sofas set at right angles to each other. One is directly opposite the TV and people will be sitting about 11' away from the telly. The other sofa is at a right angle to the telly -this is getting like a school geometry puzzle. That means people sitting on it will be sitting from about 9' to about 3' from the TV. I realise this is far from ideal but "she who must be obeyed" has decreed that this is our room layout and we're sticking to it. I would imagine that for the people at the far end of the room a 36" screen would be best. That may not be the case for those sitting closer. Does anyone have any ideas as to whether a smaller screen is advisable given the proximity of some of the viewers. Unfortunately shifting the room around is not an option. Is there an ideal compromise? Thanks in advance for any help!