This is an excellent large screen TV for the money Picture Quality We use this TV exclusively for watching DVDs/Blu Rays. The picture quality is crisp and consistent. Sound Quality We have not hooked this up to external speakers so we do use the speakers in the TV. We have never had a complaint or issue with the sound. Durability This TV gets hauled back and forth from storage to class room frequently and withstands the trip. Then again, it has never been dropped! Design Sleek and streamline. We did a lot of research before buying this particular model. We also purchased the extended warranty but have not had cause to use it. Performance This has been a top notched performer for us. We used to rent TVs for the purpose we use the TV but buying it outright and new made so much more sense and was a better investment for us. It has paid off in the end and is a much more sensible way for us to conduct business. We highly recommend this TV.