I just moved my Dads F38310 to my house over the weekend. He purchased it in Feb of 2002 and has not had one problem with the set, 52,000 on the odometer. He recieved a Panasonic 50" plasma through a work promotion. Even still, he was reluctant to let the F38310 go. It sat for months in the same room as the new Panny, and he would compare the two. The F38310 still held its own. I never understood why he cherished this 38" TV and was not impressed by my now 4 year old RCA DLP 50". Now I do!! My Dlp's color wheel went out, so he let me "borrow" the F38310 while looking for a buyer for it. I replaced the DLP's color wheel tonight, but don't think I can move it back in the living room where the F38310 is. This set blows my DLP's picture out of the water. I always knew it had a "great" picture, but his viewing distance was way too far. Couch and recliner were 10-15 feet back. Now in my living room at about 8 feet, I have come to truely appreciate the quality of this Behemoth! If the component dongle for my HTPC, which should arrive tomorrow, gives me the output quality I am seeking I may have to convince him to let this "Classic" stay put at my house as it's final resting place!