there is got to be some reason for this failure, there is a pattern, it has been happening to panasonic plasmas on last three years model, how come it is not rectified by panasonic yet, they are knowingly sending out bad product, these are crapping out on people with in hours of use, is there any quality check?
People get false sense of security about quality when they see 100K panel life and these boards are failing in 2-3 years of use, in some cases 3-5 hours of use. Consumers electronics quality is very poor across the board regardless of brand and cost, one has to keep buying new items all the time, and the warranties length are shrinking also because manufacturer know their product don't last that much. One has to buy EW for every electronics product now, here are some of my personal experiences my furnace on house lasted 25+ years water heater lasted 30 years (it was replaced recently), SONY TV 15 years still working OK, VCR 10 years old still working, now the new stuff i bought in last 5-8 years, Maytag fridge has been repaired 10 times with in warranty, i keep extending warranty every year to keep it running, SONY RP HD set replaced under extended warranty, Samsung TV replaced under warranty, few cameras, DVD players, Harman/Kardon AVR replaced under warranty and list goes on and on, it is shame. if TV manufacturer is bragging about panle life that long (100k hours) then they have to back it up by at least warranty of two years.