Indeed. I got a 5-yr warranty free when I bought both my 2019 TVs from Crampton and Moore. The deals are out there, at the right times, of course.
Oh dear, thats terrible! Well cross that one off the list. I'm running out of alternatives within my budget if the 8500 doesnt work out. Im surprised the samsung Ru8000 got a very good review on that website, i wasnt going to put another samsung on my list, but going by the review, it might have to. Ive also got the philips 8204 on my list, but that seems hit and miss with people, some says its great, but others say the light bleed is terrible..