I worked hard last year and at the end of 2006 bought this wonderful monitor as a reward. Watching TV and video hasn't been the same. I got a subscription to Netflix because watching movies on this monitor is such an enjoyable experience. This monitor doubles as my TV and as my monitor. It also works great as a second monitor plugged into my laptop. Like other flat-screens, conventional CRT monitor users will find the upgrade to flat-screens especially great if they have space constraints. This monitor, even with its stand, takes up far less room than a similar traditional CRT monitor would. I have a good deal of space on my desk even with this monitor on my desk. Overall, it wasn't cheap, but I found it definately worth it and believe anyone who wants superb quality and a great visual experience would like this monitor.