I bought this tv for myself at WalMart on sale. My mother recommended a little more expensive brand because of quality but I thought the Emerson would do just fine. Another example of you get what you pay for. 5months went by with the tv working fine, no problems at all. Then right on the 6 month mark my screen has lines running all across the top of the picture, constantly. I got an estimate on how much it would cost to fix it and it would have been almost the same price I paid for the tv to begin with. While I realize this could have just been my luck and one bad experience I would recommend that you either pay a small amount more for a more trusted, higher quality brand of tv, or get some insurance on it so you won't get the same result I did. Picture Quality It had a good picture quality, while the picture still worked. I could notice a difference when it was on display at WalMart next to all the other tv's, but once I got it home I didn't notice the slightly different quality nor did it bother me.