Extend the warranty and wait the 30 days required to make the claim. I really shouldn't tell folk of this out as some come back with flames that things should last longer. But hey, there's an exit and cheaper than a new TV. The entire idea of extending warranty is for the situation you are in. That is, where did the maker write it will last X number of years? I seem to upset folk by writing these are 5 year designs.
I seen a lot of post of people having the same issues I'm having with my tv, its only two years old and out of warranty but I did pay $1400 So you'd think it would have a longer life. It started turning off and on a few months ago and I just let it slide that was until it started doing it more frequently to the point where It's will be on a power cycle mode that I can't even pull the menu screen on well I finally called the geek squad and they charged me $110 to tell me that the mother board was out and that it would cost me about $1000 to get fixed, for that price I might as well buy a new tv. I'm very dissappointed with Samsung. Is anyone else having the same problem and if so how did you fix it?