Summary: my wife and I have enjoyed this television since it was first hooked up. It stayed in the box for a couple of months until we moved in our new house (a year ago at the end of this month). The picture quality is amazing. We have HD satellite service and wouldn't have it any other way. I would only ask for another HDMI connection. We have a HTS connected with a bluray and I LOVE THE QUALITY! The picture is beautiful.
Summary: Have owned the 42LD450 since May 2011, no problems setting up and has been flawless since. Only wished it had one more HDMI port. Picture quality is good and is not washed out when viewing from different angles. Very pleased with its good performance and great value.
Summary: I bought my 42ld450 TV when I lived in Alaska. I got transfered to Washington State in June 2011. Just after entering Canada the tongue on my trailer bent then broke. Everything I owned including my TV had a very rough ride. I gathered together my stuff and put it on the trailer and drug it down the road to someones house. I had to drive 800 miles round trip to purchase a new trailer.
Pros: Performance, Style/Design, easy to use, Features/Settings, Quality, tough as .........
Summary: I bought this tv as a replacement for a much more expensive Toshiba tv. I love it and wouldn't go back. The best feature is the sound options, allowing you to make background and music quieter while making the dialogue stand out. My only complaint is the number of hdmi slots, wish it had more than 2.