It's odd to me to be glad that something is no longer sold. I've never understood the desire for less choice.
Also: Samsung. Every piece of equipment I've ever owned from that company has had some kind of defect or developed some kind of issue over time. It's anecdotal and, of course, an infinitesimally small sample size based on the amount of product they move so take this with a grain of salt but I will personally never buy another product from them. And it's not so much their crap breaking that really bothers me: it's the complete lack of f*cks they give after it breaks. I suffered with one of their top-of-the-line bluray players (back when high end bluray players were a $300-400 purchase) for two years while Samsung was lazy with firmware updates and oh-by-the-way if that firmware happened to brick your player you had to pay them upwards of 100 dollars to fix their screw up. When it finally refused to playback a movie altogether I was actually relieved to be free of that albatross which I had endured simply on account of it costing me so damn much.
In contrast: Onkyo had a much publicized issue with their HDMI boards a couple years back but you know what? They sent me a prepaid shipping box and fixed my receiver for free when it was out of warranty. When my Panasonic camera developed a mechanical zoom problem Panasonic foot the bill even though my warranty had expired the month previous. CSW took a subwoofer that had blown out of warranty and though I had to pay for the repair they were fair and accommodating. To me, what a company does when things go sideways is just as important as whether or not it goes sideways to begin with. In my book, Samsung fails on both fronts: their stuff quits and they don't care/help when it does.
What to do if you find yourself stuck with no hope of rescue:
Consider yourself lucky that life has been good to you so far. Alternatively, if life hasn't been good to you so far, which given your present circumstances seems to be more likely, consider yourself lucky that it won't be troubling you much longer...
-- Excerpt from the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.