LG is "not" the same company that was Goldstar. Goldstar learned to make quality product back in the late 80s. Mitsubishi needed cash to develop the 40" tube. They sold their manufacturing of 26" and smaller TV to Goldstar. The promise was, Goldstar had to match Mits quality. For the most part, they did.Lucky has a worldwide reputation for quality product(in that industry, you can't have a bad one anyway).Lucky bought Goldstar(hence...LG) when Goldstar made itself viable as a CE power.