I have put off getting a flat screen for a long, long time, because I'm an old duffer and I don't care for anything that is on TV today - I don't even have cable. But I discovered HULU recently and now I can watch a bunch of old TV shows and have even found a few new ones (that are in 720p and 1080p) that I enjoy watching every now and then. So, going from an old 27" CRT to this Toshiba 46" flat screen is phenomenal! The picture is so incredibly clear, I feel like I've been given new eyes. No shadows, excellent contrast, crisp details, full range of accurate colors, very smooth high speed motion -- I can not imagine how any TV could be any better than this one! I have always thought very highly of Toshiba because of the quality of their laptops, but I see now that they are the best in the TV marketplace too. I am exceptionally pleased with this TV.