If you want an electric fireplace but don’t want it to look like a toy when it is on, this is about as good as it gets. Was well built, shipped in sturdy boxes, and when seated in front 12 feet back it does look amazing. And you can control it with your iPhone…you can’t do that with a real fire. The trade offs are that from an angle or with lots of light you will see some reflections in the coated glass that creates the nice effect in low light. It is a high tech version of an electric fireplace…sometimes takes a couple of different button presses to turn it all on or off. It is very expensive so you have to really want the best…you can see there was a lot of engineering and design cost and software development to provide a current iOS app too. I recorded a short video of how good this can look.