So I have been saving up money for an awesome TV and I am looking at getting the Samsung LN55a950. However, last time I bought something that was top of the line (Sony LCD projection TV) it backfired since the life span was very short and the picture began to deteriorate noticeably pretty rapidly. So anyways I would like to keep the next tv I buy for at least 7 years. Do you think that current LED technology is reliable, or should I just get the Sony XBR6? I have heard that the 950 is supposed to get a crazy 100,000 hours, but then again I also read that you have to change out the LEDs out every few years. Price is obviously important, but since I am going to be keeping the TV a long time I want to go with something that will be somewhat current down the road, but I am not interested in sending in the set for maintenance to keep the picture quality up.
LN55a950 (~$4k) or the Sony kdl-52xbr6 (~$2600)