Originally Posted by creemail
It looks like you upgrade quite often. Most people keep their flat panel on average of more than 3 years. So you will need to factor in those who keep their displays longer than how you keep them. You average 1 display a year. I wish I had that kind of money! LOL
Well they were not high end TV's ($$$) but in hindsight, they certainly could add up to one.
The crt rp was my first (Toshibe 42h83 i think.). that was sold to a friend, is used daily and still running no problem. Age now is about 5 years (or 4?? lose track). they love it.
Second was JVC D-ila (52g886). Also sold to a friend. Age is 3 years. I replaced one lamp on mfg warranty in first year. Second lamp has over 4000 hours on it and still running. Working fine and he loves it.
Third was a sony tube (xbr970). Had the purple corner problem so traded it back within 30 days.
Current is a little Hitachi plasma. Bought in March 07. Put about 4,000 hours a year on my TV's so this currently has about 2,500 hours on it. No EW.
I may be older than the average poster here at 45. When growing up, there were no such things as EW's. It's a sad statement really that we buy things and then agree to fund their quality issues. But rather than wax philosophical, I am trying to buy things that are at a price point that becomes disposable after mfg warranty. For most (and me) this is around $1,000. If the plasma blows up after a year and a day, I'll try another, but more than likely it'll go at least a few years. If I were buying an Elite like the OP with a three year warranty I would not extend that out of pocket.