I've had this TV for almost a week. I unpackaged and set it up myself (45 y/o female) in less than an hour. I did not have an HDMI cord for few days and, even on regular cable, the picture was nice. When I connected into HD, I was just blown away by the quality and clarity of the picture. Sound is nice, too. Very nice. I spent an hour yesterday reading the owners manual and experimenting with various picture and sound settings. Today, I've got the "picture off" feature activated as I am not really watching the TV ... just listening to music channels through my cable company. I don't have any peripherals (no, not even a DVD player) so I can't speak to that. I am so excited about the TV, I am thinking of getting one. The screen is a bit reflective during the day but as odd as it sounds, it does not significantly detract from the picture. At night in a low lit room, the picture is incredible.