I purchased a TCL Flat Screen LCD back in 2012 on Black Friday and it has served me well over the years. This is a good television, but it needed a lot of tweaking because it was unwatchable right out of the box. The picture quality is above average, but it can become a little pixelated when a lot of black is present on the screen. When I'm about 4 feet away from the television black becomes grayish and pixels start to blur, but it's something I have avoided by keeping my distance. The viewing angles are decent, but for the best possible viewing experience I must be directly in front of the television at least 5 feet away. When I view from the side color and quality takes a bit of a hit. When viewing from either side color appears washed out and I can see individual pixels. The sound quality is poor, but a good surround sound system fixed that problem. Even with all it flaws I don't have any plans to upgrade the TCL Flat Screen LCD because it serves its purpose for now.