Re: heyyyy...thanx a ton for responding
Did you mean 4:3 when you mentioned SD?
Irrespective of what size wide-screen LCD/Plasma we have, a 4:3 picture is always displayed stretched side-ways if we switch to stretch/full screen mode. Size of the LCD/Plasma will not matter in this regard.
A 4:3 image on 32" wide-screen TV (in nromal display mode) is equal to 26" CRT TV in size.
If you are budget conscious and the watching distance is ~10ft (wall to wall), a 32" LCD/Plasma is optimal. Take a call...
Buddy, I was just comparing the height of 29" regular and 32" wide screen and meant - "It would only seem stretched rather than bigger". Its understood that watching 4:3 would be stretched laterally in full screen mode on any wide screen TV.
I was tempted to suggest considering 42" plasma since there seems to be a contemplation on similar priced 32" LCD models.
Would not suggest 32" plasma since there is NO good model available, atleast in India, at this size. At this size LCD is the only option. I'm sure there would be no opposition to this statement in this forum.
Finally, no offense meant, but 10ft would be a good distance to have a 42" screen for immersive effect - Just my opinion - could vary based on perception differences between people. Best way is to audition and see for oneself.