I always tell people to never buy a TV where there is NO authorized service center located close by. As far as your LCD TV, it was probably made in China. I have never seen GOOD quality come from there. That doesn't mean that if a TV is from China, it will not last. BUT, the chances are really good that the set will not last for many years. I recommend you to buy an extended warranty, which also covers replacment costs, if the parts can not be obtained. Not getting the parts is the biggest problem.