Dude I had the same problem. Its sitting in my living room now with a cloth over it. Did you ever send it into repair or have someone come in to fix it? What did you do with yours?
That's really interesting. Mine had the black screen of death about a year ago and we considered repairing it. However one of the repair companies associated with repairing at home etc is charing 250-400? Obviously you can get a tv for around that price nowadays. How much did you pay to repair etc?
Sitting in a closet covered up. Same story $350 to fix it so bought a new one.