I guess I consider myself quite lucky with my JVC D-ila TV. I've had it for over 5 years and I am just now getting around to replacing the bulb. It's not blown but I figured I would go ahead and get a new one. Been getting the message to replace for a few months. It's been a real good TV.
However, now since I have replaced the bulb with a new Philips replacement I can see that the screen looks different. On the right side there is a slight blue/purple color. From the very center and moving to the left side of the screen it looks more normal looking. It shows up obvious when my Blu-ray is showing it's screen saver (black background with floating pioneer logo).
So I have read a lot of things on the forum about issues and it sort of sounds like it could be the light engine giving out.
The weird thing to me is that if I put my old bulb back in then this issue goes away and the color is uniform, no blue/purple color.
So would my old bulb which is getting dull just be covering up a light engine issue since it's not as bright as the new bulb? Maybe a defective bulb?