OK, so I dropped it off at a TV repair place a few days ago and they found teh issue.
They said it was the POWER DEFLECTION BOARD and would cost around $400 to fix.
Thats INSANE because Id buy a new TV for that $$.
I also tried to locate that part, so that maybe I can give it a try myself but no luck.
The repair guy did say he'd have to order the part himself, so I may check to see how much it was from him.