The insignia 42 inch HDTV is a great TV that provides a very good HD picture. When hooked up to HD this TV is simply amazing the picture on it is incredible with the colors and the contrast looking very sharp without any fuzzness or any breaks. You can also watch all types of sports in HD as this TV will not lag like the newer LED and LCD TVs which are not as good as plasmas. The sound quality on this TV is decent although you may want to get a home theater system so that you can actually hear some bass out of the stuff that you are watching on the TV. I would like this TV to be louder though even when the volume is on full blast the TV is not that loud and you will not be able to hear it if you have a large group of people talking while you are trying to watch TV. This TV also has plenty of hookups for video games and blueray players making it ideal for a gamer to have have multiple game consoles hooked up to one TV.