Summary: Wow - we traded up from a Sylvania HD TV that we actually thought was pretty decent; we simply wanted a larger TV screen. Once we plugged in this TV and experienced the sound and picture quality, it totally blew the other one away. We have had Hitachi TV's and stereos in the past and have been totally pleased. But this was our first HD TV by Hitachi and it was really great quality. You could not beat the rollback price on a quality 42" TV.