I have never been keen on them, especially for cheapo stuff like budget DVD players and cheapo CD players. I have always viewed extended warranties with extreme suspicion; generally as a way of Comet employees increasing their bonus. ("Would you like an extended warranty on that DVD player sir?" "No thankyou, when it breaks down I will throw it away and buy a new one") However, I am about to buy a new widescreen tv and for once I am tempted. Anyone have any thoughts, or better still, experiences??? Many thanks!!