I've always been pretty lucky with my kit and I've never bought extended warranties on the principle that they're where people like Currys make an awful lot of money on the back of a low risk. I've got a Toshiba 40XF355DB and I've had no problems. (cost £900 in July 2008). It's just coming up to a year old and Currys have written offering another 4 years' warranty for £215. Normally I wouldn't think about it cos it'll have been replaced by then and it's residual value will probably be less than that. A quick search suggests it's pretty reliable. Thing is, I've also got a Toshiba 19AV505DB in the kitchen which started turning itself on and off repeatedly. That went back to Toshiba via Currys under warranty and came back with a complete new set of innards & screen. My gut feel is not to give Currys a lot of money for something that's unlikely to happen but the incident with the small telly has given me second thoughts. Grateful for advice?