I see a lot of people talking about replacing the DLP chip in the xx833 tv's in order to fix the white dot issue. How much did it cost to have that chip replaced?
I'm having the same problem. I have a 65833 that now has quite a lot of white dots (and black dots too, when the screen is white), it looks like a galaxy of stars at night.
Anyway, my Wife and I have been going back and forth whether we should buy a whole new TV or try to repair the one we have. If we buy a whole new set, we are looking at spending about $2500 on a LED LCD (70") from Sharp.
But, now I'm starting to wonder if we should look at repairing the set we have. Or, would it be a good idea to try and sell this tv for parts or just sell it as a somewhat broken TV?
Our set has about 14,000 hours on it. It's on the 2nd bulb already and I would be replacing the bulb as well (super easy, I did this before for less than $100). I'm kind of afraid dropping a bunch more money into this TV at this point, just to have something else go wrong a few months down the line.
Really I have no clue where to get the DLP chip (isn't it really called the DMD chip?) and how much it would cost. The repair part seems fairly simple, I build computers all the time so dealing with that type of hardware isn't a concern for me.