My husband did lots of research before we bought our first flat screen TV. We had one of those huge big screen TVs that take up so much space (can't remember the brand) and after a year and a half the bulb went out. We found out it would cost almost as much to repair as to buy a new one, so we ended up with this one. I love it. The picture quality is outstanding. The sound - eh, not awesome but not bad either. I like that it swivels easily so you can turn it if you want. There is pixelation problems sometimes, but not so much as to be too much of a distraction. There's very little glare, which I've heard can be a problem with other TVs. But the best part is the ambilight- for us it was just a cool extra when we purchased it- but man does it make a difference! It really adds to your experience. We love watching movies with all the lights off, with the ambilight going. The colors behind the TV just really make the movies pop. You have to see it to understand. I don't know if we can go without now!