size14d - I called Mitsu a couple weeks ago to ask them about the extended coverage. They claimed that the 149 series was not covered....but maybe they are unofficially covering those sets on a case-by-case basis??? I assume you haven't had any problems with your set?
Good advice about an extended warranty. One retailer was offering an extended warranty from CPS (Consumer Priority Service) that was reasonably priced. I just don't know if they are any good. I did find a thread about CPS somewhere on Avs. It just seems you are always at the mercy of the provider and the fine print of the agreement.
You may already know this, but the following is posted under support on the Mitsu website:
Important Warranty Announcement for LCD TV Owners
If you have one of the following models please read below for an important announcement - LT-40133, LT-40134, LT-46144, LT-46244, LT-52133, LT-52144, LT-52244. It has come to our attention that a limited number of these Premium Flat Panel Televisions may have performance issues related to the LCD Module used in these sets. As part of our commitment to quality and customer satisfaction, MDEA is announcing an extension of the warranty coverage applicable to the LCD Module for the models listed above. For a period of one additional year beyond the one year limited warranty, MDEA will cover the cost of repair or replacing the LCD Module (parts and labor) at no charge to you. All other terms and conditions of the MDEA limited warranty will continue to apply.