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What you have there may be “normal” for a Laservue, but it’s definitely not normal or acceptable on other RPTV’s.
I have owned two CRT based RPTV’s and an SXRD, none had issues like that. My 57” Hitachi had blacks so good a Pioneer Kuro would be insane with jealousy and the SXRD had a very faint glow over the entire screen, like all digital TV’s. After modification the glow was reduced 70% putting it at or below Kuro levels.
The SXRD suffers less from lens flair then the CRT based units because in has a single high quality lens rather then the three giant low grade lenses in a CRT RPTV.
Laservue is also a single lens system so lens flair should not be a significant problem unless the optics are of poor quality.
It looks to me like there is a light leak from the optical block; this stray white light is shining onto the lower area of the screen producing the pattern you see, totally unacceptable IMHO.
I hope its just a fault with your set and not a design flaw.