Excerpt: I bought this television during Black Friday and got a fantastic deal. $699.99 before taxes. I'm not sure what the cost of the television is right now, but that seems like a tough deal to beat. Even if you buy this television for $1000, I'd say you got a great deal. The television is not too heavy and is amazing to watch sports games on. The images don't burn in like others sometimes say. I connect my television to my laptop through the HDMI cable and it works great.