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My tv has a blue dots all around the television. Im thinking its the optical block? Maybe time for a new tv?

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You are correct in thinking optical block, but here is the good news. For the cost of a service call a tech can come out with a jig and reprogram your optical block and the problem should go away. It may be worth the cost to fix. Unlike throwing away a 900 dollar optical block.

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