Setup: The setup was easy and intuitive. The wizard walks you through all of the standard steps and allows you to personalize the settings to your liking. No issues with that. Also, all of the cable inputs seem to be well located and I had no issues with connectivity (not that I expected any).
UI: The menu seems very well designed. The settings are not hopelessly buried under a myriad of unnecessary sub-menus, and they all seem to be in the most obvious places.
Performance: The picture, to my nonprofessional eyes, seems to be quite good. The images are crisp and the colors seem accurate. My only complaint is that the blacks could be slightly darker, but that, I think, is a limitation more of the LCD genre than it is of this specific television. If I really cared that much about it I would have gone plasma.
In summary, I recommend this TV to anyone who is looking for a decent 42" TV on a moderate budget.