This television has a lot going for it because the HDTV capability, HDMI interface, and overall user friendliness are each a huge 'plus' and this model has all of these. The color is great and you can adjust for different settings to amp contrast if you're watching by day, etc. The HD picture is great and the remote is extremely easy to navigate. Setup and syncing with cable channels is a breeze as well. Vizio does a great job writing easy-to-read manuals. Watching sports on this model is great because the clarity and contrast are great and you can stream from the internet so no matter whether you're rooting for a local team or sports franchises, schools, teams, etc far away, this is a great tv to watch games on. The navigation through tv channels doesn't always populate with descriptions right away, but this may be a function of the cable box rather than the TV itself. I'm not sure whether others have had the same issue with the display populating itself with descriptions slowly. The volume range is great and it really does it all in terms of avid TV watchers (on TV or online). Great buy and a really great value. Sound Quality Speakers are great but sound is improved by adding supplemental speakers.