1) "Exchange" my 32" HDTV set for a much bigger one
2) Continue (as now) to get up from the couch and go towards the TV set when we want to read the menu.
You really have the much issue seeing those from ten feet? Might be time to invest in some glasses. Or just stick with the DVD's, because you can't be seeing any of the improvements if you can't make out the words on the menu...
That's for sure. Haven't had any problems with reading the menu on the 32" of my parent's, not even on a slightly BIGGER distance!!