Summary: Purchased new in 2006 for $3500 - 61" was the biggest you could get and this was worth the money. Still going strong on the original lamp. I received an extra-lamp under the warranty when it was having some momentary issues with a warning light but by the time they sent me the new lamp worth $200 it fixed itself and I still have the extra. Swivel stand works great and it was terrific in our home theater for years.
Summary: I bought my HD-ila brand new from Z-best electronics. I paid over 3k for it at the time. I know the downside to all DLP/LCOS tv's is the lamp burning out, however 6 years later, mine is still going strong. My tv averages at least 4 hours of use per day. I play many PS3 games on it and watch HD movies like crazy. The picture is outstanding. I want to upgrade to a 1080P tv, however this thing keeps kicking, and I honestly can't picture a tv looking better.
Summary: Seems like this is one of those items that the superstitious might not wish to give a favorable review, unless they first knock on wood. I think many people realize they can't give an accurate assessment until they've owned it for a good length of time. Although those that have problems will likely complain quite readily. Being the second owner of my now 4yr old TV, I can say it's served me rather well this last couple of years without any problems at all.
Summary: Great TV - I have had this tv for 4 years and have experienced no issues. Great picture for Blu Ray, HDTV and Playstation 3. I have averaged about 6 hours a day for the past 4 years and the original lamp is still going strong. My only wish would be that they installed additional HDMI inputs. Other than that, a beautiful tv and the best $3k I ever spent. I have been tempted to get a 1080p tv, but this one keeps going and I can't seem to give it up.