I work for any agency where money is not always very plentiful. The clients really needed a decent television set to watch so the program director realized I was pretty good with money and that I know a great deal about electronics so he put me in charge of finding a new television. This took place back in 1998. I looked at various brands including my personal favorite which is Sony. Unfortunately the Sony was way too pricey for our program so I kept looking. I finally found a Samsung which had a great picture. It appeared to be well made and pretty easy to operate. I purchased it for less than 200.00 and brought it back to the program. Apparently I chose well because that same television is in use at our day program and works as well as the day it was purchased 9 1/2 years ago. A very good quality television by Samsung and pretty inexpensive as well.