In terms of television sets and how fast things change in this part of the market, this television is not new. What it is, however, is a brilliant television that is capable of changing your opinions about HD television forever. My Mother was adamant that HD was not a great improvement on standard definition. That was until she first watched her favourite programmes on this television. If this is happening, I know that the picture quality must be impressive. Aside from this, it keeps up it''s great picture quality whether you''re watching through a Sky Box, a DVD player, or any other device. The sleek design of the stand fits into the backdrop of any room with ease and does not look out of place. There is also ample space to be able to store other devices or a collection of DVDs. The sound on the television is very good but for any technology buff, a surround sound system will probably be used to assist this. In the few years that I have had this television I have never had any problems or faults with it. On the downside, this isn''t a ne television and so televisions from more recent times may have features that enable viewers to access the internet or to watch programmes on demand straight from their television set. However, barring technological advancements as negative points, this television performs brilliantly and you could not ask for a better looking, or sleek television for your household. A little gem.