I have owned more expensive tv's than this(including top-end plasmas) but the picture quality and ease of use of the Sony more than equals them.Particularly impressed with black intensity and lack of clouding or banding effects which are an issue with many edge lit led tv's. The sound is acceptable generally and better than average for ultra thin screens but as speakers are at the back and rear facing can sound a little muddy with some content -sound bar is not an option as this model sits low on a flat surface and the remote sensor would be obstructed. If a bluray fan better to invest in a hdmi amplifiier(which will answer the issue of only 2 hdmi outputs as well) I was a little unsure about the stand initially as there is no swivel facility but tv is so light(yet stable)that it is convenient just to lift from bottom corner to adjust viewing angle.There is relatively little drop off in picture intensity from sides anyway so may not bother many folk. Although 50" screen this tv does not look any bigger than a 47" owing to the very thin surrounds and consequently will not dominate a room space as some will think. Something that has not been mentioned in the reviews is this models very low power consumption- 50W an hour compared to a 42" plasma I had a few years ago which gobbled up 300W with contrast set high enough to see the picture during daylight hours in a bright room! Moreover with the excellent smart tv functions through the wireless internet connection enabling on demand services and recording to a stick or onto a hard drive via the tv's usb you have virtually a one box solution which in these days of ever increasing electricity bills is a boon. To conclude -unless you must have 3D I can see no justification for looking elsewhere as is in the title above this tv is as good as it gets!