Buying Plasma/LCD TV from the US (Warranty In Canada)
If anyone knows what warranty is like, I'll update this post for different brands. Also, if a TV is bought in a Costco in the US, can it be returned in a Canadian Costco (or if the concierge service covers it)?
LG: Extended Warranty does not cover "Any equipment located outside the United States." I'm assuming the regular limited warranty is the same thing.
Panasonic: no service in Canada, bring back to US
Samsung: "This limited warranty begins on the original date of purchase, and is valid only on products purchased and used in the United States." (from US warranty doc)
Sharp: "From a Sharp Authorized Servicer located in the United States. To find the location of the nearest Sharp Authorized Servicer, please call Sharp toll free at 1-800-BE-SHARP." So I'm assuming you'd have to bring the TV back to the US for coverage.
Sony: "This Limited Warranty is valid only on products purchased and located in the United States (excluding territories) or United States military facilities." (from US warranty doc)
Toshiba: "LCD TELEVISIONS PURCHASED IN THE U.S.A. AND USED ANYWHERE OUTSIDE OF THE U.S.A., INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, CANADA AND MEXICO, ARE NOT COVERED BY THESE WARRANTIES." (from US warranty doc)
Vizio: "Covers units purchased and currently located in the 50 United States and Puerto Rico."
edit: ...I guess it seems like most (if not all) TVs bought in the US only have warranty applicable in the US.