Can you please tell me what is going on with my TV? It is a Sony WEGA model KDF-50e2000 that I purchased about 3 years ago. I began to get the Lamp life is nearing end. Please replace message when powering on. I thought that was causing color bars at the top and bottom of my television picture (see attached picture). I replaced the bulb and it did not go away, in fact, it seems more pronounced. What is causing this? All I know is, now it looks like an expensive fix, since it wasnt the bulb. Did I even need to replace the bulb yet or perhaps I waited too long and caused irreparable harm? If you need more information please let me know. Thanks for any help you can give me with this. I miss my TV.