It's unclear what is going on with the cracked screens. You can read what folk post in many forums but I will not enter into a discussion with folk about this because they have an issue and I can't help them. We see the posts but it's unclear what the cause is. If you say it's impact they will tell you they didn't, if it's a side effect of mass manufacturing then the makers are silent.
For now here's what I know. If it's a star shape, it's impact. If its some long single crack, the maker might replace it as a defect.
As you can find out how plasma and LCD screens differ, I won't detail that here. But imaging those that stretch their budget with a many thousand buck set and then this happens and there is no warranty. They will explode and lash out at anyone that discusses the subject.
I can understand that.
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