as I was when I bought my Samsung 3295HF 3 years ago. Yesterday, the power board died on me and would cost around $500 to fix. Def. not worth it. Went out and bought a Sony KV32HS420 last night and bought the 3 year warranty for $150 and have every intention of renewing it in 2008. I always hated extended warranties, never buy them, but in this case it bit me in the A$$. If I had it, it would have been covered and I would not have had to spend $1000 last night. Granted, I am getting a MUCH newer TV (and probably nicer), but I would rather have spent 200-300 over course of 5 years then have to pay 1000 last night. If anyone is wondering or on the fence about the extended warranty on an $800 + TV set, BUY IT. Unless you don't mind dropping 1k+ to replace it in 2 years. Seeing that these expensive TV's are really built pretty crappy in general, I say those waranties are a MUST. No longer are the days of "Electronics mostly fail within the 1st 90 days. If not by then, they will last a long time". Just not so anymore!