For what I spent, I thought it was a good deal. USB cable that came with it was pretty cheap. My computer couldnt recognize the connection but when I used a different cable, it worked fine. Minimal directions are provided but once you get used to the menus it's not that hard to use. You just need to figure it out on your own. Looks really nice. I've only been using it for a week but so far no probems and sound and picture quality are decent.