Just wanted to report that I had a bad pink stripe experience similar to Guiness77's. I sent my RS10 in at 2 yrs, 9 months, 1600 hours, after seeing the pink stripe that grew over time. They quoted me ~$2,800 for an optical block. After several unpleasant weeks of trying to talk to the right people at JVC, they did agree to take 1/2 off. But I still felt it wasn't worth it, so I had them send it back, unfixed. I had to pay $50 diagnostic, plus the $80 to ship it there in the first place (but they did pay for shipping back). I plan on buying a new PJ soon, but am still holding out hope JVC will step up and recall/replace these apparently defective optical blocks before their PJ reputation suffers badly.
Now I am trying to decide whether or not to abandon the JVCs I have really enjoyed for so many years in favor of SONY, which seems to have much better customer service, not to mention a 3 yr warranty. Suggestions, anyone?