I have a 4 year old 37LG50 for which there is no owner thread so I figured I would post it here. I have noticed an issue 3 times in the past few months now where the video has a hesitation every couple of seconds, the audio is fine. The first two times were with my PS3 watching a movie. It happened right off the bat, vs developing. This last time was watching on a different HDMI input, with my Dish receiver. You might also call it choppy. The times with the PS3, I restarted the PS3 and that fixed it. Now that I saw it with a different source, I restarted the TV and it went away. I think it has something to do with the response time hanging every couple of seconds.
Anyone else have this issue? Is this a sign my 4 year old set might be on the way out? I know that the new technology screens only last on an average of 5-7 years. My Olevia 30" this one replaced lasted 5 years. My Mitsubishi developed an issue at 13 months, etc.. The repair man who fixed my Mitsubishi (needed a new panel and Mitsubishi paid for it) said he was seeing many more repairs on the new technology sets vs CRT ones and he was the one that said they seem to last only 5-7 years, the part is either as expensive as a new set or no longer available. I know the panels are rated for like 100k hours but its often the board that goes wrong, or in the case of my sister's DLP, the color wheel breaking. The Olivia had the power supply go, a known issue with that model. Even this LG has the rattling audio issue. The repair man said that is caused by a part falling that covers the speaker inside, he had seen many of them. I get around it by using a 2.1 Logitech computer audio system with the TV, which is in my bedroom. Only issue is no audio remote with it.
I love the picture on this set, its so rich, and would love it to last another 4 years, at least.