It's pretty crazy to look at the chip, and see all the teeny tiny mirrors that are off.
The guy said that these chipse should be good for a long time, and the originals were ******. He said the light would eventualy go, but he couldn't replace it until it actually went.
Also said the 'refurbished' chips were not refurbished (they don't refurbish them) but were taken from old tv's. Example: if I smashed my tv, and dumped it... then someone came along and sold the remaining parts.
So, the fact is that it could just be the old style chip, that hasn't gone bad, yet.
Just something to look out for.
I didn't have to pay anything, but had I, it would have been about $300 for the new chip, $100 for the service call, and $80 to instal. So just under $500.