I have a LG 60PB6900 bought in Aug 2014. Don't know how many hours it has on it, but it was used daily as our main TV and regularly not turned off when people stopped using, so probably high hours. The unit died a couple days ago. Symptoms are no picture, but sound. When the unit is turned on, the screen flashes grey/white, then goes black. Power LED (front/center below the screen) turns off. When the unit is powered off, the Power LED turns back on (red). That's it. Daughter said she heard a "pop" while they were trying to turn it on and off to see if the picture came back. Probably a blown capacitor.
Called LG Customer Support. They said it was out of warranty (1 year). I talked to them about the panel being still under warranty. They said they could send a tech out for ~$190. I'm waiting to hear back from the "Extended Warranty" dept. I asked if they had any panels, they said if they didn't then the "Executive Dept" would manufacture more. I thought that was weird.
We bought the TV using American Express Card, which extends the manufacturer's warranty a extra one year, so probably have to go that route. Any suggestions? Any idea what is wrong?