Summary: Owned this TV for one year and one week, and it failed. No storms, or power surges, or any other reason for failure. In the middle of watching a movie, the screen shut down, and the power light started blinking. Care to guess how long the warranty lasts? One year. I won't go so far as to say that Panasonic programmed it to fail after the warranty went out, but clearly it was designed with parts that weren't intended to last much more than a year.