I bought this for $199.99 assuming that it wouldn't be the greatest since it's the cheapest TV out there. However, I've been very pleased. I really can't see what makes it so cheap. The picture is great, it has 3 HDMI inputs, and the sound is pretty good for flat panel speakers. I went a very cheap route because I was planning to use this TV outside. So far, I'm very impressed. One cool feature is it has 5 band sound equalizer that seems to work pretty well in getting a good sound out of the TV. Keep in mind that I'm using it outside so it needs to be loud so it can be heard from the other end of the pool. Now the test will be to see how long it lasts. I'd rather go through five of these than spend $1,500 on an outdoor weatherproof TV.