Summary: I had a little 19" LCD HDTV and felt the need to upgrade. However, I didn't want to spend $250 on 26" TV. I was a little reluctant to purchase a Sylvania because most of the HDTVs out today are made by Sharp, Vizio, LG, Etc. Sylvania is an older brand comparable to Magnavox, who was a top manufacturer back when TVs still had tubes. I was actually looking at a couple of different brands, but I won the auction for the Sylvania at an unbelievably low price.