This purchase was our first flat television, and after nearly three years it's still a great t.v. I am not a very particular person when it comes to image quality, but wanted to see a definite improvement from our old projection screen t.v. and this was just what we were looking for. As for the size, 32 inches has been fine for us, and I've never wanted a larger screen. Any larger, and I, personally, would feel like a glutton. The only reason I'm giving it a nine is because the buttons on the side are sort of wobbly, and it takes a few tries to get the angle right. Picture Quality Comparing this television to its competitors at the time we purchased it, the image quality was a bit better. Movies definitely look great on this unit. As an example, when I watched "Finding Nemo" for the first time on this television, I realized the clown fish had scales, and weren't just orange. Sound Quality Sound quality is fine, and leaves nothing to be desired.