Summary: I bought this television in 2005 it has great picture quality and is extremely light weight for it's size. I was however very glad I bought the 5 year warranty because I have had the lamp replaced at least five times and it was covered under the warranty. The lamps used to sell for around $250.00, however they are now available for around $100. Still less than a total television replacement.
Summary: Took 5 years for my bulb to burn with decent amount of use. I have to say the picture brightness did decrease significantly in the last 6 months so that even watching in a dark room did not guaranty a vivid image. There are some functions on this TV that I never figured out how to use and some that are a dead waste like TV Guide function. Supposedly this thing has picture-in-picture, good luck finding that functionality!
Summary: I have had this TV for 3 1/2 years now, and the Light Engine broke. Toshiba company would not agree to negotiate reducing the cost for the part. I replaced the Lamp bulb before I had it officially diagnosed. It's ashame how companies can't make quality products anymore and we have to waste products and purchase new ones at a lower cost than repairing the old. I would never buy a Toshiba product again.
Summary: I bought this TV and had the bulb replaced within a few months. Thought everything was fine now 1 year later after warranty ran out the picture engine has gone out that is another 500.00 or more to replace. I am going to throw away this set it is not worth any more money. Good luck to other owners.
Summary: I bought this TV on Black Friday in '05 and got an awesome deal, so I thought. Little did I know that only two months later, the nightmare with Toshiba would begin. I'm currently (4/07) working on getting rid of the second one of these TVs, b/c the first one had to be replaced with the second hunk of junk I'm working on getting rid of now.
Summary: I have had this television since nov of '05. I replaced my first lamp after about 2 months. The second bulb lasted a year (hooray) but these bulbs cost $300 a piece. Not good. Please, do your research, and do not buy this televison. I regret it everyday.
Summary: I bought mine on Black Friday 2005 and after 12 months it is still going strong! So far it has been my best TV. Update.. I had to replace the bulb in Fall 07 but otherwise it has been a great TV for the money.
Summary: as did many others, i bought mine on black friday 2005. So far no problems with the bulb. Anyone know who i am supposed to call when it does go out?? It has turned off on us a couple of times while watching something. Kind of weird. But thats it. Picture nice and nice inputs in back.
Summary: i baught this tv on january of 2006,i purchased it from a local dealer and paid 2,500.00 with the stand,i was told if you buy from the dealer that you get a better product then if you buy from a big chain store like best buy or curcuit city (SO I WAS TOLD FROM THE DEALER)they claim that the tv companies put better parts in the dealers tv and cheaper parts in the chain store tvs.i could of got it for 1,800.00 at curcuit city,but i always say ,you get what you pay...