I purchased this tv for the holidays in 2008. Its now toward the end of 2013 and its still going strong. The picture is nice, nothing spectacular. Its good for a bedroom tv or for a child's room or classroom. The audio is pretty good overall. I had never heard of insignia before I bought this tv and I'm pretty impressed as most flat screen TV's don't last even this long. It is a plasma,but for the price, its not bad at all. Though recently I have been having an issue wherever I turn the set off and then back on later the captions come on and sometimes they wont go off even when you change the settings. I just turn the tv off and back on immediately and it goes away. Weird.