post a few pages back the differences between SquareTrade & Sharp .. there are alot things that ST don't tell you
you have Sharps extended warranty & they will replace the display with very few hassles if the the display is defective with a current model of the same value & Size .I know of some who had just one visit from a Sharp tech to get a new TV & some who just sent in Photo's of the display problems & they sent out a new Display.
Sharp will deliver a new Display & pick-up a defective display , as well box up the old one.
Square Trade @ Costco= where they have a lot of hoops to jump thru to get a replacement( multiple visits by a tech ) & then they just cash you out anyway @ what "they figure" is the current cash value of the display (keyword is what they "figure" ) even thou you bought a say = 3k value policy it's what they want to pay , sorta like a pro-rated tire wear warranty on your car's tires .
I know a few who got pooched like this from them & then you can only get that when the Display MFGer's warranty has run it's coarse , You can see where this is going Right ? Say after 15 months of the Original Sharp warranty coverage they then figure the display is not worth the full amount what you paid for it due to it being 15 months old , the older it gets the less they will pay .
this is a huge difference that is really spelled out on the SquareTrade policy ,
short form the Sharp coverage will replace the Display fully with a new Current model
& SquareTrade will only 'cash-you-out' at a Price they " feel " is what they " Think " is current market value & then only after the Sharp Original warranty has expired
these are wildly different scenarios
But it's your money just be informed on which way you want to go.