It came in perfect shape, and I am using it in my workout room while I walk on my treadmill. The dvd is fun because it keeps me on the treadmill longer. The controls are easy to use, the picture quality is very good, and the sound is adjustably loud enough to hear over other noise. I really like it! It was super easy to set up too..just connect the stand to the base, plug it in, connect to the cable, and voila. It also has lots of other features but I havent used them yet...or needed to.