keewee01:My understanding is that warranties cover the original item only and do not transfer to a replacement item.
So that means if they replace an item after say 2 months of your 5 year warranty it is back to the standard 1 year warranty for the replacement item. Doesn't seem worthwhile getting a 5 year warranty then. Or, insist the device is repaired so you have 4 years 10 months warranty left instead of 1 year.
Also the original DVD writer which cost $1,600 was replaced with a $350 one as it had the "same functionality" according to the repair people as the original. Seems like a win win for the shop. Give a cheaper item and replace the remaining 4 year 10 month warranty with a 1 year one.
Actually the replacement did not remember the play position of the last 10 DVDs like the original did so it was not the "same functionality" but I didn't bring it back because of this.