Things are not lie they used to be. I purchased and LCD television for my local supermarket just eighteen months ago. It was a great price and had a pretty good picture. For the first 17months I was very happy with the purchase. However, about a month ago the set started to act up, poor sounds, fuzzy picture etc. Then last week it just stopped turning on. How I regret buying a cheap non brand model. My next model is definitely a big brand; I have my eyes on a Toshiba Regza model.  Hopefully paying the extra upfront will mean the television will last a little bit longer this time.