The Sony LCD HDTVs are great. Sony is a trusted brand and they definitly deliver with this tv. I think the 46 inch is the best size for a living room. Any smaller and it's hard to see the picture clearly. Any larger, and your living room becomes a theater. The picture quality on this is excellent. We have had it for years now and it is as good as new. Although the price is higher than say a Vizio, you know you can't really go wrong with Sony. The only thing I don't like about my model is that it doesn't have a USB connection. It only has an HDMI connection. I'm not sure if newer models have them or not. But if you just plan on watching cable then that is not an essential.