Here is a quote regarding reliability from HoustonPerson, who posted this last night in a thread in this forum titled "In Your Opinion." This is a lot more helpful to others on the forum than opinions based on a total experience with 1 set (whether my experience, kyungkim's experience, or your experience - they are all just based on 1 set). Maybe it's time to get over your Samsung bashing, considering it's based on 1 set, and last year's model at that.
".....all the major retailers are telling me throughout the Dallas/Fort Worth and Houston market place they are not happy with the high return rates on the SXRD, and yes it is true that 12 months ago Samsung was actually worse, but their current production sets are staying in the field with almost no returns.........the Mit's appear to be the worst; at nearly 20% (and have been over the last 12 months)........the Sony 3LCD are staying put, and they are not comping back. I have been to virtually every high end store in DFW and Houston, as well as most of the big box stores (however that is typically less reliable information),,,,,,,,,,they all say pretty much the same thing, that is nearly a dozen different stores over a very wide large market area............yes it is only their opinions.......and their motives could be all over the place.........and yes I still could be mis-informed. I am only going by what store managers, and reputable dealers have told me, so I honestly do not know, since I am no longer in the business."