Ty swears I willed the Mitsubishi 40" TV (my baby) to give up the ghost. I did not. That was a great TV. Ironically though it happened to die just as I have been upgrading the stereo system. So, we had to replace it. Costco had such a great deal on this 42" LCD (from some completely unknown company) that I had to take a chance on it. Initially, I had ordered a 37" since we rarely watch TV in the family room anymore. But for only $200 more, we could get the 42" (which also had much better specs).