Originally Posted by MarkEHansen
From my experience, the dots are only going to get worse. This started on my TV 3 years back and I went through the normal process of paying $200 and they sent out a tech to replace the chip. As I recall, I found the chip on Shop Jimmy for around $200 and there were videos on installation. The installation looked a little technical, but felt if I was careful I would be able to do it.
However, as it was (roughly) the same cost to have the tech come out and do the work, I opted for that.
The TV has been working fine since then, but it is getting pretty old now. It won't run forever so you have to decide for yourself if it is still worth the cost of repair (assuming you can still get a replacement DMD chip).
I am still considering it if the technician option is available to me, i really don't want to go the DIY route. i haven't used this TV since may last year so maybe i could use it in the kids room.
Living Room: Mitsubishi WD82738 1080p 3D, Onkyo HT-9400 THX 7.1, Oppo DV-980H, Sony BDP-S6500 (Multi Region), Roku 2 XS
Bedroom: Sony XBR-65-850E 4K, PS4 launch edition, Sony UBP-X800
Basement: Sony XBR-75-Z9D 4K 3D, Marantz SR-8012 11.2, B&W 7.1 set, KEF Q50AB, Marantz TT-15S1, CA CXUHD, PS4 Pro, PSVR Bundle, PS3 60GB 1st gen.