I'm facing a difficult decision this weekend. This is about the last weekend we still have the option of buying a squaretrade warranty directly from squaretrade for this set. I wanted to buy it from Costco last moth but money is extremely tight right now. So the Costco option expired. Squaretrade offered an extension on buying the plan, but they said 3 months is the longest they will allow you to wait to purchase the plan.
But we really can't afford this. It will hurt if we do this. But I'm extremely concerned about not having any protection on this set. I tend to avoid these plans, but with a Samsung tv, I don't feel comfortable with no safety net. The hell I went through last year with my ES7500 was a nightmare, and if it wasn't under warranty still we would have been screwed and never would have gotten the F8000 as a replacement. I just got something in the mail last week from Samsung, thinking I still had the ES7500, and they wanted to sell me a 3-year extension on the warranty for over $350! Insane! The squaretrade is around $120.
In the end it's our decision of course but I'm curious how many of you trust this set with no warranty. We could never afford to repair this set. If something goes wrong - a blown capacitor, a line on the panel, anything - the tv goes in the garbage I guess because we couldn't spend upwards of $1,000 for repairs. Keep in mind Samsung was sued and lost a few years ago for willingly using defective capacitors in some of their LCD sets. Do you guys feel safe that this set will make it past 4 years? After that it wouldn't matter since the warranty would be over by then anyways, but for the first 4 years, at least I wouldn't have the anxiety of knowing if something went wrong we would have no tv and no money for a new one anytime soon.
How many here have some kind of coverage?