Still going ... strong (mostly)
Glad to see that this thread is still alive.
I purchased my 5271 new in late 2007 / early 2008. I (luckily) never have had the capacitor issue or (any other issue). I watch a lot of sports and the stutter has never appeared (I run 120 (high). Only recently have I started seeing some horizonal lines occassionally start to creep in at the bottom of the picture..I shut the tv down & turn it back on and all is OK.
I still have an electronic copy of the owners manual if anyone ever needs it .. I have posted a link too it a couple of times on this thread over the years.
I also have started paying more attention to new tv's given the age of mine. I can't say that I am up on the latest & greatest technology so I would also be intersted in any good info.
Over all having seen a lot of friends tv's from the era I purchased mine I would rate my satisfaction for picture quality & reliability at a 9 on a 1 - 10 scale.
Thanks for the post & looking forward to acquiring some current knowledge on the TV market!