Both LCD TV's and Monitors have excellent service need records. Especially if you buy with good support history.
I own four LCD's over the past three years and not one single issue - three Sharps and one Sony.
Also, have 400 LCD Monitor's on my Network that I've bought. The first 200 have been running 5 yrs 24/7 with only the loss of one after the 3 yr warranty. Most are Planar but many newer ones are Samsung. Also have four LCD TV's in Conference and Classrooms with no issues.
The only defective LCD TV I ever bought was for a Daycare Room in one of our offices due to trying to stay within a lower budget and it was a POS Viewsonic that took two replacement RMA's and six weeks to get one that worked and thus they no longer get my business under any conditions.
First one could not display color via DVD material and it's replacement arrived with the bezel broken off and so Viewsonic became history as a Vendor consideration.
BTW most of the issues historically on the LCD Samsungs months ago were related to HDMI issues and new technology they seemed to debuted prematurely as firmware seems to be fixing those issues now and lets remember that HDMI is a fragile connection that has no error correction capabilities and many of these panels get the blame for errant HDMI Cables and it's immaturity as an interface and of course without error correction you get loss of sound or PQ issues that are not always the fault of the panels folks. Firmware has fixed much but I see far too many members without a full understanding outright blame the panels for crap that is the fault of bad cable, source or other thirdparty things like crappy video cards on their PC's, e.g.; ATI.
To be honest if you judged by the problem reporting here many wouldn't buy but go view the owners that aren't so anal in Amazon and CC and see what they think. There have been people in this forum that have had an issue with a panel and have gone to the extreme in reposting their same bitch about a panel 300 times in a two month period - one member over and over every day used this forum to slam bast the SXRD and that's abuse of the forum - his bitch was legitimate at the time but to turn it into a personal crusade became nauseating for anyone that wanted info on the SXRD. This happens often so judge with your own eyes and from buyers in other listings that aren't judge seeking problem posting - if you take the TV home and it works perfectly do you after the fact go searching for us to tell us? Not often unless you were here already so there are hundreds of thousands of owners you don't hear from on this forum that are simply enjoying their panel.
If it were as bad as some imply they would not have sold 75 million last year and look forward to 90 million this year.