I have bad news for all about that. Almost all consumer sets are 5 year designs. No, that does not mean we can expect 5 years of life but on average it appears to be about 5 years and you replace it.

Why this is has been kicked around a lot so I won't get into that here. It all has to do with consumers, prices and competition.

If the makers were in competition over life span you would see more than the paltry 1 year warranty offered and well, just try to get a 5 to 10 year warranty. As Ralph Wiggum says "That's unpossible."

So back to the reviews. LG, Samsung and such reviews are all about new sets, picture quality, features and PRICE. Few if any reviews get into life span or how curved screens are lower in reliability or "not able to take a hit."