My ancient AE700 has been degrading for awhile now. Recently, we went from a blue tinge in the lower left corner that was terrible but livable. The bulb has well over 2000 hours on it and I figured that was the problem.
So, I went to buy a new bulb but after some research, I find that the issue might not be the bulb at all. The suggestion was that the light engine needed to be replaced. Am I correct that a new bulb (and housing) does NOT include a new light engine?
If so, is it time to just toss the AE700? It's been a workhorse and the only piece from my in a previous home that survived a basement flood (6' of water). Budget is *very* tight and a new bulb can be had these days for just over $100.