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Samsung DLP has a lot of little green dots

I have a Samsung HLT5676SX/XAA DLP TV. Today I noticed it has a lot of little green dots around the screen. They don't stay. They seem to move with lighter colors. Some times they won't even show up. I included 3 pictures showing them. You can see in the pictures, the little green dots seem to outline lighter sections. What could this be?
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I guess I needed 5 posts. Let's try this again


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It's your color wheel, or the DLP chip. Both components can be very co$tly. You have to decide how attached you are to that TV before you have it serviced. The repair could cost anywhere from $300-700.

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I just went out to buy a new $5 HDMI cable. That seems to have fixed the problem. Is that even possible? I wouldn't think a cable could have caused that problem.
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Hope it was just the cable, reseating the DLP chip fixed this intermittent issue on my Mits (barring that, both the DLP chip or color wheels are available for well less than $200 each).

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I just went out to buy a new $5 HDMI cable. That seems to have fixed the problem. Is that even possible? I wouldn't think a cable could have caused that problem.
If that fixed it you really dodged a bullet. Usually a bad HDMI cable causes white "sparklies" or a total blank screen. If it's working now I would back away from the set very slowly and don't make any sudden moves.

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I already replaced the bulb once and had a board replaced because pixels were turning white (Samsung fixed it for free thankfully). Switched cables seems to have fixed it. I may try the bad HDMI cable with my PS and try it again with my cable box to see what happens.
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