I did find a great local repair tech who was able to replace the power chips for me and at a very reasonable price. Ever since then my 960 has been working perfectly and still is going exceptionally strong. I adore this TV. Even though I did pick up a Panasonic ST60 plasma to try out I still find myself remarking at how much the 960 holds up against even 2013 plasma tech.
Outside of getting it professionally ISF calibrated one day to have perfect geometry and overscan adjustment the only thing I'd like to figure out is how to adjust the zoom parameters particularly for the digital sources so I might be able to zoom my occasional non-anamorphic DVD title. The SD content inputs have zoom functionality that's much more open whereas the HDMI zoom is locked and there's no menu adjustment available. I'm wondering what it might be in the service menu options but have no idea.