We selected the large Samsung Plasma for our "movie theater" room. The goal was to have it take up a large part of the wall for watching actions films and blu-rays. It hasn't disappointed. We find ourselves there for big sports events. We'll be there for the Superbowl for sure. Picture Quality Best of all our TVs. Was a little more to get Samsung and the larger size but well worth it. Sound Quality Works fantastic with our surround sound for our theater room. Durability Have had no problems since getting it. However, we did get one delivered the first time and the screen was cracked and we had to send back and get another. It was hard to see and difficult to get in the box and check with the deliveryman rushing you. I would just say to check everything really really well and not let anyone leave it until you are sure it's good. Design Very thing and able to hang. Need special mounting. Love the look of it - classy and futuristic. Performance This has performed well above expectations.