Our 32" Sony Trinitron #picture-tube tv# finally went out after 15 years, and we can only hope this tv lasts that long, LOL. It's a great size, and the screen is actually about as high as our old tv- but of course much wider! It's nice to be able to plug the laptop into it with an HDMI cable to stream Netflix and Amazon Prime movies, but it would have been nice to have an audio out #RCA jacks# instead of only a headphone jack. Waiting on that adapter to come in, so we can hook it up to the stereo. The speakers on the tv are OK, not at all terrible like some other reviews I read on this model. For the price, very good deal- and for us, it's the perfect upgrade from a sturdy #so much we have the new tv sitting on it!# but ancient tv. From what we were used to, it's such an improvement and a joy to watch. Not sure how it compares to the top-of-the-line or how long it will last, but we got the 4-yr service plan, just in case. By the time we need a new tv, the technology will be even better! It's nice to not have a smart tv & just plug the laptop in when we need that. One less Internet connection to worry about, security-wise. This is the 4th day we've owned this tv, and happy about our decision.