I bought this television to upgrade myself to something better. Originally I had a teeny tiny black tv that had a VHS player in it and also had all the guts in the back of it. I had it for 18 years before it went out on me. This lg tv I bought is more than wonderful! The picture quality is just right for me. I have no problems reading the captions on it. I love that it automatically shuts off when it senses that I haven't changed the channel in awhile die to falling asleep. The sound is great and is overall a good tv. Definitely better than what I had and I would buy this brand in the bear future for a gift or for myself. This tv is also a good size. It sits well on my entertainment stand and fits in with everything else I have in my living room.