Summary: We have owned this TV for 9 months now and JVC repair man just left my house. When I bought this TV I asked the sales people and the JVC rep at the store how long the lamp would work for before it needs to be replaced. No one knew. So today when the repair man was here I asked why my lamp went out so soon. He told me that the life span of the lamp is around 2000 hrs. Thank goodness my Tv was in storage for 3 months. Or it would only last 6 months.
Summary: Lamp/fan unit on 52z585 broke after only 4 months. They (Brandsmart) service says i get 2 free replacements then I'm on my own. Buyer beware. Good picture but feeling nervous about long term reliability. Don't buy this TV. Next time, I'll buy a Sony.
Summary: I have been through 3 of the HD61Z575 sets in the last 2 weeks. They all suffer from chromatic aberration: whenever there is a high-contrast object on the screen (e.g., white letters on a dark background, such as displayed using an on-screen guide) there is a one-pixel-wide stripe of green on one side of the object, and a one-pixel-wide stripe of magenta (reddish) on the other. Darth Vader has a halo when moving across a light background!!!