I know it's an anecdote, but my neighbor's display has developed a bunch of stuck pixels in 3 years or so. Annoying. I don't know if that's a common issue, though. It used TI's original chipset, I don't know if it was licensed to other parties though, so that may be a moot point.
I've got the same problem on my 73" Mitsu DLP. The "acne" is a common problem due to a run of bad DLP chips. The mirrors stick. You can replace the DLP chip for $159 http://www.shopjimmy.com/samsung-mitsubishi-toshiba-4719-001997-dlp-chip.htm
I still love my DLP and I'm tempted to get a bigger one when they get even cheaper.
When I recently had an appointment for CableCARD adds to my newly acquired Tivo Series 3. Comcast robo-called me incessantly! I work from home on a business line and didn't need the literally 4 robo calls reminding me I had an appointment tomorrow.
I finally called 800-Comcast and waited the 20 minutes to talk to a human.
"Sir, those are automated calls. We didn't call you." (Doh!)
If i get ONE MORE CALL not only will I cancel the appointment, I WILL CANCEL MY SERVICE!
"I will note that."
The result is my phone never rang again - not even when the tech came, where they usually call to tell you he's on the way.
Am I wrong or doesn't the "Available New and Used from $nn from these..." Marketplace Sellers listing still work when Amazon themselves won't stock the book?
There's still a very competitive new and used book marketplace,.
I know. Not for ebooks.
Bunch of crybabies.
Of course, if the "masterplan" was thwarted and Apple didn't release new products every year it would be, "What's up with Apple! The iXxxxxxx hasn't been updated in OVER A YEAR! C'Mon! Competitor nnnnn just brought out the Nnnnnn iXxxxxx-killer and Apple didn't answer! The iXxxxx is getting very old in the tooth."
Here's the newsflash: NOBODY needs this week's model lest they starve,
As for loyalty, I've been a loyal gas, water and electricity user my whole life but the utilities still don't seem to want to give me a break. I'm going to call and write nasty emails and letters and let them know I will NOT STAND FOR IT!
Now when Microsoft ends support for Windows 2005, you can upgrade for $400, plus $250,000 for the extra 4GB of DASD it requires.
It really doesn't matter when they do it -- February, June, two years ago, two years from now. Either way, they'll still have 2 million clueless idiots cussing out at their TVs wondering what happened to their TV signal. And all of those 2 million will be technologically clueless senior citizens -- anyone under the age of, say, 40, already gets most of their TV from the internet, where it's on demand and there's far fewer commercials.
There will be 4 million who have portable TVs that are in no way likely to work well with digital converter boxes. I keep thinking about people working in kiosks, stores, trucks, RVs, and newsstands...and yeah, a lot of poor and elderly people with 13" TVs.
Bell Labs Unix -- Reach out and grep someone.