Evening everyone, just thought I would share a bit of advice for anyone who has had a tv break on them when its outside of warrenty. About 18 months ago I brought a 50" plasma from Currys for about £850. Anyway about 2 weeks ago it made a horible smell and broke. I called Currys and they basically said as it was outside of warenty there was nothing they would do. I called samsung who also basically said the same. After doing some research I came accross part of the sale of goods act which states a product must last a reasonable amount of time. I argued with Currys that an average plasma has an expected life expectancy of 60,000 and even with it being on for 24 hours a day since I brought it, it would have only been on for a maximum of 13,140 hours.
Eitherway after getting an independant report on the TV and sending it to currys I am waiting fro a response. The guy who I spoke to on the phone said that if the report states it is not down to fair ware and tear then they would look at giving vouchers for a current equivalent model. What will happen is to be seen however before you loose hope and get pi*sed off you have a tv out of warenty it might be worth giving this a go.