my thoughts would be to go for the 54 inch. personally id like the better quality picture rather than a bigger screen that looks worse. but when you go to get it, make sure to ask about the return policy, and if its like 15 or 30 days, just take it home and try it and if you feel that its too small you can always take it back and get the bigger TV.
OK, so here is the deal. The wife and I are getting a new TV for the living room. I think we have narrowed it down to a Panasonic plazma TV. You should know that we will be sitting about 15 feet from the TV. I can either get a TC-P65S2 which has a nice big 65 inch screen but gets so so ratings in picture quality (not bad but not great), or I can get a TC-P54VT25 which gets great (?best we?ve seen?) ratings for picture quality. Internet connectivity or widgets are not important for us and we will mainly be using this screen to watch movies (DVD with component video hook-ups for now but probably switching to Blue-Ray in the near future) and some standard TV.
I am concerned that the 54 inch TV will be too small from 15 feet but picture quality is equally important to me. I would love to just get the 65 inch version of the VT25 line but it is out of my price range. Any advice would be helpful. Will I really notice the difference in picture quality with the larger (but inferior quality picture) TC-P65S2?