Summary: I purchased this TV at a Holiday sale last year; it was $100. I had been wanting a wall-mount TV for my children's play-room to replace the little (but heavy) CRT we had been using, and it was pretty hard to overlook this kind of pricing for an HDTV. I was a little wary about the quality because I had not heard of Haier, and thought that an HDTV for such a low price had to be of poor quality, but I was definitely wrong.
Summary: After owning this television for over a month I am very happy with product. This is the second Haier television I have purchased in the past 2 years and both have performed well. This unit gives excellent picture and color clarity and for a small TV, with its front fired speakers, even the audio is acceptable. I might have upgraded to the next size 22`` or 23`` model but for the small Den/Computer room it was purchased for, it is adequate.
Summary: Perhaps my unit is defective, but while there is a menu option for Brightness control, it does not appear to work. Going from one extreme to the other with the slide bar produces no change in brightness. The setting, as it exists, is generally too dark.
Summary: I was looking for a small HDTV that fits nicely in my room. I should also be able to bring it to college with me. I didn't want it for watching tv, which I also haven't tested, but for games (xbox 360) and dvds. With these criteria i started my search. After looking at a few hdtv models I came upon this one which was $30+ lower than any other brand of this size. 19" was perfect so I bought it. The estimated delivery time was 2-3 weeks.