Mentioned it slightly back in Feb when I had my computer problems.
2 years go we bought a Samsung 46" HDTV from Best Buy. We also did take out the 2 year Geek Squad warranty. We had bought it right after the holiday crazy time when prices drop from all the Christmas hoopla. So this past January we start having issues or at least the spousal unit said we were. I never saw the problem. Until 1 day when the TV would not turn on the picture part. We heard the audio fine but no picture. A quick online check reveals that the backlight went out. We could still see the picture if we held a bright light to the screen.
I was already checking online how to repair and what parts to buy when the wifey says "Didn't we get a warranty when we bought it ?" Sure enough we did. She dug out the paperwork and lo and behold the warranty expired in 3 or 4 days. We quickly made the call. Of course they had to come out and verify the backlight was bad and then order the part but it was all fixed for free.
Then they wanted us to renew the warranty. Nope. By the time it goes out again, it will be time for a newer and better model.