I bought the Pavilion dv7 one year ago and I love it!! The only issue I have is that it is rather large and very heavy. It is not the kind of laptop you want if you are bringing it back and forth to work. However, aside from the size, it is the perfect computer. Fast, reliable, large screen, large keyboard, HDMI. I have had no trouble with mine in the year I have had it.
With all that said, the price seems kind of high. I only paid $400 for mine.