We received this TV as a wedding gift from my parents, and I have to say, I think it is the wedding gift that gets the most use. We mounted this TV on the wall in our living room, and it looks so sleek mounted on the wall. It is thin enough that it doesn't stick out from the wall very far, and it looks so much more modern than having it on a bulky TV stand. The picture quality is great. We originally had a non-HD TV, and the difference in picture quality is astounding! I don't know how we could stand to watch TV shows or sports games in non-HD. It's like you can finally see TV the way it was meant to be seen. There are a lot of different options out there for Plasma HD TV's, but this one is fantastic. Our living room is small, so the 42" was the perfect size. We were going to purchase a sound bar or other surround sound system, but the sound quality on this TV is great without any of that extra stuff. Like I said, our room is small, so if you have a bigger room, you might want to get additional speakers, but we are very pleased with the sound quality for our room.