Is it a manufacturers extended warranty? i.e. Samsung? If not who is the warranty with? Extended warranties can be a mishmash of exclusions and terms. You'll need to find the terms that the warranty contains as they're all different. Very often they only cover the person who purchased the warranty. if its a manufacturers warranty you might be in better luck.
What date was the extended warranty purchased and whats its description?
Edit (Samsung Terms):
IV. Warranty Transferability
This Warranty is transferable to a subsequent owner of a Samsung product, in the event of the sale of that product, provided that Samsung is informed in writing within a reasonable time of the sale of the subsequent owner's name and contact details, such notice to be provided to Samsung at www.samsung.com/au
The notice should identify the name of the previous owner of the Samsung product, place and date of purchase, model, make and serial number of the product. The effective transfer of this Warranty does not otherwise alter the terms of this Warranty in any way.
They diluted their pricing to appeal to a wider consumer market and it resulted in them going belly up. They should have stuck to their former business model, pitching pricey products to the hi-end of town. Their legal problems over DVD archiving to a video server, which cost them millions in legal fees, wasn't helpful either.
eBay is showing increased Kaleidescape listings now, many good buying options there.
I got a warranty question. The seller has gone and reprinted receipt at good guys. It has extended warranty. Is this warranty transferable as it has still 4 years to go? DO I have to register with Samsung or do something with good guys.
The gremlins have gotten into the old thread that I started, with only the last 3 posts left.
Re-posting surround poll charts from QuadraphonicQuad. The charts, based on member polling & updated every 6 months or so, gives a good starting point for quality multi-channel music. Progressive rock dominates the list, with Steve Wilson, the magician mixer, polling well at the top. Please note that the list is historical and does contain material no longer sold.
Amazon UK is probably a better (and currently cheaper) source for this material than Amazon US. Locally, JB Hif and a number of online stores have a more limited, expensive selection.
Is the list perfect? No, it is based on members who like progressive rock. Lower scores does not mean it is poor eg Beck: Sea Change is now relegated to outside the Top 50. On the other hand, not sure how the highest ranking classical, Vivaldi (Rachel Podger), made the Top 20? The recording is very clean but getting high scores for essentially ambient surround channels ??? 2L do a far better job for classical music, but their placement of instruments around a listener may put off the traditionalist classical music lover.
Enjoy the hunt for quality multi-channel music...
p/s not a member of that forum. I believe Homer (a member here) is active there.
I'd disagree on the ease of use. So long as they can turn it on, change channels and switch to the HDMI input for the WD Live then annoying menu setups are usually never encountered after setup.
Things to confirm in store might be how nice the remote is and perhaps the EPG layout?
The PVR feature in your TV seems like a bonus. Your Dad would need an additional drive but it would allow him to record something while away?
Personally I'd get your Dad down to the GG or perhaps JBHiFi and eyeball some of the sets. For example a 40" Soniq costs only $300 - it might be plenty satisfactory for your Dad.