I bought this TV 3 years ago for the bedroom as my old Bush one just didn't cut the mustard anymore. Having had problems with the picture quality and channel name display on my first choice ( a Sony) I chose Hitachi as my second preference brand-wise. I wasnt disappointed. Number 1, the screen, although not FST is of the highest quality was superior. Number 2, it has a wider choice of picture adjustment options including sharpness. Number 3 it has a really useful CATS (Contrast Auto Tracking System) which dims the screen in the dark, and makes it brighter in light environments. It is very well made. It has an excellent, well-designed remote control. We also have a Hitachi 25" TV as a main TV which we have owned for 17 years. It still has perfect picture and sound quality!!