I've never been one to pay attention to electronics models, but I have to say that my Toshiba 42LX177 42 in. HDTV LCD TV is a really quality TV. I've had it for a few years, and I am never disappointed by the quality of the picture. We use the HD regularly, so the picture is exceptional. Even though the model is a few years old, it still looks like one of the brand new models that are out right now. It has a very small base, so you aren't wasting any space on that - it's just the wide screen. I would say 42 inches is the perfect size. It fits perfectly in with my bedroom set, and the look blends in with the room. If I ever need to move it, it isn't like those old, clunky televisions. It's light, thin and a great TV to watch.