I am probably going to purcahse a Sony KDL-40W3000 within the next week or so. I never purchase extended warranties and certainly would never do so from places like CC, BB, etc. However, I noticed that a "three year" service plan (two year extention of the factory warranty) direct from sony is $100.00. This seems reasonable so I am probably going to purchase it.
Now my question.
I noticed the $100/three year service plan jumps 100% to $200 for four years. It is then only a 25% increase to five years ($250.00). Does this imply a large spike in the expected failure rate between the third and fourth years of ownership? Does this spike apply to just Sony products or is it typical of all LCD devices.