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Like I said, totally up to you.
And no, that is in no way a criminal offense! Many companies do similar things. It's quite common! Consider for a moment that almost all cameras have a shutter actuation limit and drives have both a MTBR and specified number of hours before they "need" to be replaced. The only difference is that in those cases usually the limits are published. Not always tho. Some drives don't specify and some camera manufacturers do not publicly list the shutter life expectancy. A lot of stuff is like this, refrigerators, washers, dryers, microwave ovens, PC PSUs, HDD, SSDs, RAM, all LCDs have a finite lifespan which the manufacturers are fully aware of. And in most of the above cases these failure rates are engineered into the design. It's just that with LG monitors it's a rather short period.
It doesn't really matter tho. Just consider the warrantee period for any LCD you buy as being it's life-span spec. Sure many last several times longer but if it doesn't then what? You're going to spend $700 to repair an out of warranty $1,000 LCD or $300 to repair an out of warrantee $400 LCD?
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