The colors are vibrant when watching television and the volume is more than enough with the very lowest volume being average. Picture Quality The picture is great. The colors are bright and vibrant and great for the avid sports fan like myself who likes to be able to see every detail when watching sports. Sound Quality Like I previously stated, the sound is amazing. You can hear every detail and there is more than enough available volume no matter if you have trouble hearing or just like to have your tv up louder. Durability This television is very durable from my experience although I can't say for some people who may have small children or pets.. Design The design is well thought out with the inlay. Being a 42" TV, it maintains an easy to use design that allows you to alter default settings to meet your personal needs. Performance I have had mine for about 4 months and not once have I had a problem with picture quality, sound quality, or overall performance For the retail price of this tv, you get amazing performance with little complications.