our old tv started to bite the dust, it was time to buy a new one, never owned a hd tv before. i started looking on the internet and what a suprise everything they said was bad. went to the local store and started looking, wow, amazing how many there were. we didn't have a lot of money to spend, we decided that the lg looked the best. bought it for our christmas present. got it home pluged it in hooked up the cable, now we're spoiled, what a picture, lg even sends us emails on how to improve our picture and sound, kind of like they knew us personly. great tv.