My husband had bought this projection tv about thirteen years ago. He got ten good years of viewing and then the picture began to fade. It is still working but the picture quality has deteriated. My opinion of projection tv's has really gone down. We have another relative who bought one and she started having many problems within the first year. I do love the huge size of the picture and the sound was always fantastic. I just think that they are very exspensive to have worked on and often when things go wrong, it is major. The parts can be hard to get and long waits are common even today for replacement bulbs. I would not say that it the worst tv that you could buy, but it certainly does not rank amongst the best. This one was very heavy and even with wheels was a pain to have to move.My favorite tv is polaroid now. I think we will have this projection tv as an extra tv, just in case.Neither one of us will be buying another projection television because we do think that it was too complicated.Our relative paid alot more money for hers and she had a terrible time getting any service when it would go completely out. She does have another brand but there are too many bad ratings and short lived horror stories for me. Paying that kind of money, you shouldn't have to be without television.Someday, they may have more of the kinks out, and when they do, it may make it worthwhile. I am glad that we have other choices and we aren't dependent on just these. They entail a great deal of cleaning on the older models anyway, and service calls now, can get so exspensive.