Well, after 1.5 years of ownership (love the TV, picture quality, and colors) I'm seeing my first issue. I'm getting a vertical line on the far left of the panel (right above the IR sensor) which extends from the bottom to the top of the screen. This line appears to happen when the TV has been at rest for a few hours and has cooled. If I tap the TV bezel right above the IR sensor, the line flickers in and out. If I squeeze the panel at the IR sensor (sandwiching the front and back of the case), the line disappears, but reappears when the pressure is removed. The line vanishes after about 10 minutes. To me, this appears to be some sort of contact issue within the stack of the panel, maybe some sort of a manufacturing defect of the LCD panel itself.
I have the Costco Concierge 2nd year warranty until the end of the year. From what I read, Costco will honor the manufactures warranty for up to the 2nd year. Anyone have any experience with this "extended" warranty? I'm going to give them a call today after I dig up my receipt and was just curious as to what to expect.
Edit: I voted, avatar #4 FTW.