Reading this forum and the AVS Forum, I have decided to get one of the Hitachi F500 series HDTV sets. Up here in Canada, I can get them at the local Future Shop (Best Buy for my American counterparts). I was wondering if extended warranty is needed for RPTV. I am not one for the extended warranty anyhow. However, with such an expensive purchase, what is the likelyhood of something going "wrong" with the television where I would need extended warranty? Does a price of around $400.00 CDN for 5 years extended warranty justify the repairs that "might" be needed? I never get extended warranty. I must have been tired or something because I usually turn off my mind when the sales person goes into their big speeck about extended warranty..but this time I listened...now look. I just started doing research on HDTV sets, so I don't know much about their reliability. Any help would be welcome. Thanks.