So have a tough choice right now, my warranty is about to end (about 2 months left of the extended 15month warranty) and I got an offer from Samsungs extended warranty partner (called Samsung and confirmed it's legit) for a 1-3 year extended warranty.
1 year = $150
2 year = $255
3 year = $360
I'm not normally a big fan of electronics extended warranties, but this TV was pretty pricey ($1600), and I'm coming off a warranty repair about 2 months ago for an entirely replaced circuit board (had the issue with trouble powering up when you don't get the Samsung splash screen, lots of clicking, red power light off and on, and eventually turns on). Warranty repair went smooth and everything is happy now (and has the newer revision board).
Things is I'm a little worried this fancy TV might freak out again. Those extended warranty prices are pretty high, but no one else offers anything this late in the game after purchase. Again, I normally wouldn't go down the extended warranty path, except that I have now had one failure with the TV and fear a second one may lay in my future.
What does the threads collective "wisdom" think? How many of you would or wouldn't go with an extension? Would you go 1 year or the full 3?
I'm really on the fence on this. An extension would provide peace of mind, but I HATE spending money I really shouldn't need to. $360 is a big chunk towards a new TV, but I hope to have this one around for another 5-10 years (assuming holograph 3D visual surround viewing environments for your living room haven't come out yet). $150 is a little more doable, and maybe 1 year would be enough to make sure all the components, old and replaced, have had some shake out time.