Wow. When the first HD TV's came out I really couldn't tell much of the difference between them and my old standard television at home. I had a 40 in sony big box television and the picture was always clear and what I thought was detailed. Then I bought this LG 42 in super television and I think they should go back to putting alot of making on actors, wow! I might as well be on the 50 yard line, or behind home plate, or in the kitchen with Bobby Flay, because the clarity on this tv is almost beyond reality. The sound is crystal clear from the tv (although I have put in my own sound system) and the numerous brightness, color, etc. settings make it easy to tailor the picture to however you like to watch your tv. The price is usually a little high, but I was surprised to see the difference between this model and those of comparable attributes, even if the others costed less you could see why. This tv was just better, in every possible way.