I wonder if you are saying the set can't be repaired or if the warranty was not honored?
Every once in awhile you find folk that want it fixed from free. If we take this reasoning to other products I wonder if this don't buy list would encompass all producers today.
Just a warning, our plasma was purchased in 2007 and now has black bar on screen in lower right corner (if facing tv). At minimum it will cost $350 to repair. Told it was c board or display issue. Panasonic was of no help, 1 year warranty on tv. Model number is TH42PZ700U.