The image quality is brilliant, Its not such a breeze reading text tho. You could change the dpi to a make text larger. I tried clear type, helped only very slightly. Didnt really get to try it much with games. For some reason F.E.A.R would only output 1024 x 768, but I hadnt installed any patches so that was probably why. I couldnt really test for ghosting either. I didnt notice any when playing back some mpeg4 music videos if thats any consolation. The other downside, is that the image will either be a little too big or small for all HDTV tv's as it isnt PROPER hdtv i think. If you go into device settings, theres an option for underscaling or something. The image I had was creeping past the sides of the screen, I had to enable this thing which made the image a bit smaller, leaving a 2cm gap around the top and sides of the screen. Then it was perfect. I dont think you would have these issues if you connected to a HD service or hd-dvd player.
But yeah, if it was my tv and not my parents in the lounge I would have it there for playing games, viewing photos, photoshopping, but not for surfing the net or writing documents. I just couldnt get used to using a keyboard and mouse while sat on the couch.