I purchased this television the end of January and have been truly impressed with the quality of the HD picture. The sound quality is adequate, but not much you can do with such a thin chassis. The only complaint I have is the minimal number of HDMI and Composite input connections. You really have to receive your program inputs in HD to truly appreciate the picture. I love watching sports on television, as I can now read the small scoring windows in the corner of the picture. We compared the picture of a similar LED Samsung and found the LCD Sony picture to be much more realistic. Another good feature of the LCD is the flat screen finish which helps reduce glare.