We have had this TV for a year, it is almost always on, if just for music, and has worked PERFECTLY..never a problem. Great 3-D and we use it a lot for Netflix. We haven't tried any other applications, but we might...one day. Picture Quality I think the picture quality is excellent...sometimes too excellent. It shows the pores on people's skin and that is not my favorite thing. You would think these people would have enough makeup on to cover the serious flaws. Sound Quality Very responsive to remote commands and does not change its settings, but stays on what we consider *normal.* Durability This thing seems to weight a LOT which is my only complaint, but ones this size are probably always heavy. I just know that it takes the two of us to BARELY manage it when it has to be moved to a new piece of furniture. Design The design is very sleek with a minimal black frame. My only suggestion would be to have the pedestal portion a bit taller so we could slip the satellite and Blue Ray boxes up underneath the actual television set.