Hi all, had my TV since new, 61" version, with zero problems. Just had one dead white dot no bigger than a pixel, then within a week I was up to four and a few black ones to go along with it. Ordered my DLP chip via amazon from ShopJimmy, had the chip in less than 24hrs and installed it in less than three including research. I wanted to say thanks to everyone on this forum for keeping this thread alive and all of the excellent tips and documentation.
Install went very smooth. There is the faintest of dust specs on the lower corner now but the TV has to be displaying all black to see it and even then it takes a second to focus on it. I cant see it during any normal use or dark movie scenes. So I'm happy and not going to risk trying to find and clean it. As everyone else has mentioned, the screen seems to look better now with the new chip.
Odd question, does anyone else's TV make two or three cracking and popping noises as its warming up? It will go away after the first 10min or so, been like this since new, I've always wondered about it.
Again, thanks for all the info on this great TV. I need it to last until true quantum dot displays are out!