Originally Posted by RandyWalters
DO NOT use your Best Buy warranty while the TV is still under the 1-year factory warranty!! Leave Best Buy completely out of it during that first year and deal directly with Panasonic until the factory warranty expired. Let Panasonic give you a replacement TV. If you use the BB warranty and they replace the TV, then that almost always cancels the BB warranty as it goes away with the old TV and doesn't carry over to the replacement TV so you lose the money you paid for the BB warranty, and you have to buy a new warranty for the replacement TV.
True the warranty won't carry over once it's fulfilled, and a new warranty would need to be purchased if Best Buy issues a replacement TV. However, Best Buy issues a pro-rated refund for any portion of the protection plan that goes unused on the initial TV. So, since the OP is still within his 1-year mfg. warranty he would receive most of the money he paid for the plan back. If Panasonic direct replaces his GT50 with a new TV then Best Buy won't service the TV under the warranty he purchased since it would be a different TV.
ht Panasonic TC-P60ZT60, Monitor Audio: Silver RX6, RX Centre, Radius 90HD; Martinlogan Dynamo 700, Marantz SR5006, PS3, Oppo BDP-103D
2ch Marantz PM8004, Sony BDP-S1000ES, JVC T-X3 tuner, Monitor Audio Silver RX1, REL T3, Apple TV, Peachtree Audio DAC•iT
lr Panasonic 50ST60, Sony BDP-S5100