Originally Posted by htwaits
Once the warranty runs out, luck is the only resource you can count on to find spare parts. They will either be available or not. There is no practical recourse in court or anywhere else. You maintained that, by law there had to be a seven year supply. It's just not there.
I'm in the same boat with a Pioneer Kuro. I was lucky and got a main board replaced just before our six year extended warranty ran out. If another board goes out, there is a good chance the set will be dead for good.
Entire boards rarely need to be replaced, it's just far more lucrative for repair shops to replace boards than parts. A lot of the time it's as simple and cheap as bad capacitors or transistors that cost a few dollars and are very easy to find. Panasonic doesn't necessarily need to stock boards for repairs to be made.