We live in a senior community where open flames of any kind are not allowed. We missed our fireplaces and looked a many electric fireplaces in local stores and on line. The Magic Flame Holographic fireplace was intriguing with the addition of sound, and the size and appearance of the mantel led me to purchase it on line, site unseen. I was not disappointed. The unit is gorgeous, fits our formal living room quite nicely, and was well worth the wait.(it was on back order when I place my order on line). It was relatively easy to put together, and when I had some difficulty with the electronics, Howard the owner and inventor, talked me through every issue and solved them immediately. Although it was expensive compared to many other electric fireplaces, its beautiful design, workmanship, and customer service (the owner answers the phone), make it worth every penny. review image