I bought this Sharp Aquos LC42D65U 42 In. 1080p LCD HDTV 2 weeks before Xmas , on a VERY strict budget. ( My wife's cash ) I'm employed In the AV industry, ( commercial design and installation ) and I was knackered, of working with stuff, that was far out of my budget. I have worked with the 52" version before, and It really looked great. The picture on the Sharp Aquos LC42D65U 42" is terribly pointy. buy lcd hdtv The Inputs, are totally ample. Even including RS232 and USB port for firmware updates. HDMI's out the wazoo. All of the inputs are found in really accessible places. Including the Television's control buttons on the right side of the bezel. The "picture frame" bezel, rocks! I really hate looking at a wide, glossy, distracting bezel, that is common on flat-panals. This one, is thin with hard lines. Very professional looking. Why not have a great looking Television to match the quality of the picture on it? Anyway, I was often troubled that most other Aquos models were 120Hz. Blu-Ray and Gaming, were the concern's in my ultimate decision on what to buy. The standard for Blu-Ray is 1080p/24Hz. Your Totally Covered! Killer refresh rate! Great performance! Particularly if used with an Aquos Blu-Ray player. Oh, yea did I bring up the mixture, not only works together ( through "Aquos Link"), but is also one of the CHEAPEST 1080p $975.00 Blu-Ray $200.00 combo's. I got what I wanted, without having to "settle". The lack of the fifth star on my review, was for the sound. Kinda stinks. Though, not so bad I would not suggest this to anyone. Often , all flat panel speakers smell. I love this Sharp Aquos LC42D65U Television regardless. I wold endorse it to anyone. Sharp Aquos LC42D65U 42 In. 1080p LCD HDTV Feature The AQUOS LC42D65U sets a new standard for large-screen flat panel Televisions . With Full HD 1080p resolution and a stylish new design, it makes an astounding picture definition that is unique. The LC42D65U implements Pointy's exclusive sophisticated Super View/Black TFT Panel with Spectral Contrast Engine, providing high Dynamic Contrast Proportion , 6ms response time and wide viewing angles ( 176?H x 176?V ). The LC42D65U is HDTV with built-in ATSC / QAM / NTSC tuners and include 5 HDMI? inputs, compatible with 1080p signals, and 2 HD 1080p element video inputs. The LC42D65U features a sleek piano black cabinet with refined recessed bottom-mounted speakers. The included table stand easily removes for wall mounting applications. .