Excerpt: We bought this tv happily from Costco, however we really should have read up on the rviews of Vizios 42 inch specifically. MANY people complained about the picture tube going out righ about 30 months and we were no exception. Way too expensive to just stop working that quickly. People do not have that kind of money to waste.
Summary: Obtained the tv through site to store on 4/10/2010. Set it up and everything worked fine. Next mourning turned on the tv after about 5 minutes the picture froze and audio made a clicking sound, than the screen went to white and black lines. Contacted Vizio, after sending them pictures of the problem a repairman changed out the main, power, and LVDS on 4/30/2010. Tv has worked today, hence "crossing my fingers. Picture and audio is great.