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Are you implying 5 years is a long life for a tv? Lol.
I have a Panasonic RP-HDTV that I bought in 2003. It's no longer the main TV of the house, but it gets used for cartoon DVDs almost every day. It's a good TV with a lot of life left, even with the dimming CRTs. 9 years of service before replacement, and that was a fluke that it got replaced. I have an even older 27" Pro-Scan SDTV from '93 that still works well and I keep as a standby. If a TV I bought only lasted 5 years (and died without outside influence) before needing to be replaced I'd likely never buy that brand again.
People shouldn't expect to have to replace appliances due to failure before 10+ years. If you do, you bought too cheap. Most of the appliances I've bought in the last 15 years have gotten replaced by new models because they are obsolete, not broken. The hardest part about the whole thing is throwing a working unit away because I can't find a home for it (even for free sometimes).