We already had a rather large TV when we bought this one. The old TV was the traditional big screen "box" type projection TV, and it took up a lot of room. The old TV decided to quit working after a storm so we started looking around for a new TV. Well Sears was having a Presidents Day sale and we found this Samsung 52" Widescreen LCD Flat panel TV for a great price so we decided to purchase it. We brought it home, took it out of the box and hooked it up. There was an immediate difference in the picture and sound quality. With this being an LCD it has an incredible picture and the sound is amazing. For awhile I had thought that our surround sound system was going bad, well it wasn't the surround sound it was the old projection TV apparently because I have not had one problem since we brought this TV home. It has a sleek design, the power and other buttons are located on the side as are the jacks for all your cords so you don't have any access stuff on the front of your set. We had also purchased a TV stand before we got the the new TV and it happened to fit perfect and match too. The TV comes with a cloth for cleaning the screen wich requires just a dampening and then wipe. It's easy to care for, looks great, and it's amazing to watch. I give this TV 2 thumbs up!