I did a lot of research over the internet for HDTVs before buying my first HDTV set. I bought this tv set during a clearance sale at a local Fry's Electronics store. I have to say that I did not have any complains on this item. So far, the image quality is superb-crystal clear picture and very bright even with ordinary cable TV. The television set was not as heavy as I thought and I was able to set up the whole thing within an hour with the manual. The screen was large enough for a midsize living room. The sound was great and loud. I love the fact the performance is similar to a high end lcd/plasma set but with a much lower price. I can't find any other current models that could beat this monster. With a home theatre system, it would be a complete enjoyable experience for everyone at home.