My daughter's 50" 720P Panasonic died one day about 1.5 years ago. It was a no brainer to buy a new set as it was only $150 more than repairing.
However, my Sammy PN58B650 died(pop, burn smell, clicking and blinking red light) and since it cost $2400 in 2009 and probably $1500 to buy a similar new one, the answer isn't as simple. I was just curious as to want others are doing and what were the circumstances? Any help from manufacturers who use these cheap parts.
Don't look to God to help your NFL team. He doesn't root for or against any team. Well, except for the Browns, he hates the Browns!
Cherry Energy RC10 mains, CCMini center, RCmini surrounds