The answer looks to be yes. Folks that get this failure do yell.
It's more a matter of reliability. So far no electronics has been able to escape the bath tub curve. Consumers don't want to know this either. So if you have not called it in the usual end run is to extend the warranty, read how many days till you can make a claim, wait that long and maybe a few days then make the claim.
There are folk that want to argue that "it should last longer" but we know that and that discussion is done and done.
More about failures at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bathtub_curve
Has anybody else have a TV after a 1.5 years develope a black line across screen. Paid big money for TV and get this type of quality what a bunch of crap