Originally Posted by C01DF1R3
I have been searching for a decent optical engine for parts or a well priced unit under 300 dollars. 600 dollars for a new unit is a joke for a tv this old. I have a few pics of what is wrong with my light engine below. In the second image then lens that is infront of the melted lens appears to have a yellow tint is that normal?
That's called the PBS Array, for Polarizing Beam Splitter Array. This set is one of the few models of 3-LCD rear projection tvs that Mits made. This is nothing like a DLP. Mits doesn't sell that part for the internals of the LE, Panasonic is the only vendor I know of that sells internal parts, and you wouldn't like their prices.
The good news is that any 3-LCD rear projector tvs will have that part. Any Sony that's NOT an SXRD, any Panasonic LCD rear projection, any Zenith E44 or 48, any Hitachi LCD rear projection, any other Mits LCD rear projection. These don't generally burn up even in Mits, I've never seen one burned in other models.
Check the polarizing input filters, they are the three things that stayed with the light engine lid. Don't remove them from the lid because they are set at precise angles. The one in the blue channel sometimes gets fried. Don't take it apart any further!
I can't tell what it is that you said is yellowed. What did the picture on the tv look like before you took it apart?
Search Craigslist for a cheapie 3-LCD. Sony's WE610 series tend to be dirt cheap, esp the 42".