It wasn't my goal to try and scare ppl out of this set. I was mainly just trying to see if this was possibly recurring. I've already shipped the bad unit back to the vendor and replaced it and the new set is working great. It prob was just in the 1% of failures that occurs with any tv. Unless I hear of more failures with the tv I have no problem recommending it to anyone.
The TV is amazing BTW. I've connected HD Directv via HDMi, and samsung blu-ray BDP1600 via HDMI. Blu-ray just blows you away, I have seen some noise in the picture on satellite. Turning NR up did help with that though....Anyone else having noise issues?