This television was a Christmas gift from my dad, so I don't know the price, but he said he got a good deal on it. Overall, it is a decent television set. It has a nice, big screen. It has a nice, clear picture. We don't actually subscribe to HD, but the channels that automatically come through HD are crystal clear. But, you still get a nice picture on the regular channels. The initial set-up was a little involved and confusing, but not too bad. My son uses the tv for gaming, and on "game mode" there is a really nice picture. We also enjoy watching movies on Netflix on this tv, and it is a nice experience with the big screen. Next best thing to viewing a movie in the theater. With all that being said, there is one major downfall to this tv. When the temperature in the house is warmer, the tv seems to overheat and shut itself off. Then, it will turn itself back on after it cools down. This has only happened when it's warmer in the house. It's obviously a nuisance because it goes off when you are trying to watch something. Not fun when you're entertaining especially, such as watching a game or a movie. This appears to be a common problem with this set because in doing research, I have come across several consumer complaints dealing with this same issue. Performance Poor in that it overheats and shuts itself off.