FYI - Samsung tech came out this morning. Took one look at the TV, flipped it around and took off the back panel. About 5 more minutes of pulling shields off and he swapped out the DLP chip, and put it back together.
15 min later my TV was lookin' nice and new and dude was on his way. Nothing to sign, no charge, no complaints.
Again, not happy it happened, but Samsung certainly stood up for it.
FYI - he stated that Samsung is sending the offending DLP chips back to TI, and that for the time being he didn't have any information to say I shouldn't look forward to this happening again in another 2-3yrs, but he wasn't real sure.