I've got 2 old 27" TVs in the basement, one is the TV that the HD replaced upstairs. It's in the ManCave and for what I need it to do, it works fine. I have no idea how old it is, but probably pushing 15 years or more. The other one I bought for $40 for the work-out area 5 or so years ago, and it's doing its job just fine. Those probably won't get replaced until they quit working. I've got a 24' Vizio flat screen in the bedroom, and the screen started going bad after about a year, and now the picture only works when it wants to. The wife said it was ok for the bedroom, but I'll never buy another Vizio. It's getting replaced with something in the near future but I'm not sure what right now. There's a bunch of factors in that decision and none of them have anything to do with TV choice.