I purchased a Vizio 32" plasma in May 08'and never purchased an extended warranty, it had a one year mfg warranty. In apr 09 I notified vizio that the t.v.
was intermittemly powering off, never got an answer. At the end of May I notified them again that the t.v. would not power on, they told me my mfg warranty had expired, and tough luck. I took the t.v.
to a technician and he advised me that severak capaciters were blown. He said that the company should install a cooling fan because the caps that blew were located next to a heat sink and they overheated.
this is a mfg flaw that people should be aware of.
Product or Service Mentioned: Vizio Tv.
Monetary Loss: $600.