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Panasonic PT AE200E - Dead Pixels

Discussion in 'Projectors, Screens & Video Processors' started by Lez, Oct 31, 2003.

  1. Lez

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    Can any one tell me if Kloplett or any of the other retailers who are offering a good deal on the AE200 will carry out a check for dead pixels?

    Thanks
    Lez
     
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    Komplett don't AFAIK, Discount Electrical do.
     
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    thats true, i was lucky and when i got it it didn't have any dead pixels, but now there is this really annoying dead pixel right in the centre.
    Fred
     
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    Damn, I hope mine doesn't develop any dead pixels.

    I believe there are a few tricks to hiding them though, like getting a little sticker the colour that absorbs the dead pixel colour, and sticking it on the screen.
     
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    What does it look like, is it permanent white /blue/etc...

    Tomfoolery's right. If it's a bright permanent pixel. Get a small dark grey pixel sized sticker and put it where the offending pixel is.

    I heard it can go a long way to help dead pixels.

    BTW. How many hours on your bulb Fred?
     
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    hey there cyberheater and tom,
    It is a bright green one and is REALLY annnoying, it developed around 10 hrs into the bulb life. sometimes i can't take my eye off it, i found a thread with someone who had a stuck green pixel and he put a yellow mark there, i will do that soon.
    I have clocked up around 35 hours, i am watching literally all my dvds, even though i have seen them so many times, and i am still loving it. I was really going to go for one of the new z2's or the panny 500 but soon i appreciated how good the 200 was and i am really enjoying it. i still can't get over the £700 i paid for it, it feels almost wrong, you can't even get a good 32 inch crt for that.
    Cheers all
    fred
     
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    oh yeah and how many hours have you guys got on the bulb?any dead pixels?
    cheers Fred
     
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    I've clocked up 11 hours now, and no dead pixels.

    I really hope it stays that way, but my LCD monitor developed two dead pixels after half a years (constant) use.
     
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    120 hours up on low power mode and no problems. everyone that sees my projector wants one they are just blown away with the picture for the price!!!
     
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    I may be wrong, I may well be wrong! (at home so no access to spec sheet) but I think Panasonic class up to 5 blue as in spec but even 1 green is unacceptable and can be considered a defective unit!
     
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    benji_m might be right:-

    http://www.shootandshow.com/panasonic-deadpixel.htm

    Panasonic Spec for dropped pixels:

    - Up to four blue is classed as acceptable anything over is replaced.
    - Up to one red is classed as acceptable anything over is replaced.
    - If you have one green it is unacceptable and will be replaced.
     
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    so does this mean i could get my pt-ae 200 repaired/replaced?!
    Fred
     
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    Possibly.

    :smoke:
     
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    I have one dead/stuck blue pixel on my AE100. It isnt there for the first 5 minutes the projector is turned on but then soon appears. Is this normal? For the first five minutes the pixel works fine.
    Does anybody know what colour of sticker I should attach to my screen to dull out the blue pixel?
     
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    use a yellow sticker to dull out the blue colour works very well trust me:smashin:
     
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    I've seen a blue pixel on an AE-300 quite succesfully masked with a yellow sticker. Getting it replaced would be a much better option though....

    Ian Guinan
     
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    Thanks guys, I have coloured in an address label with a yellow felt tip and punched it with a hole punch to give me yellow round stickers. I will stick them to my screen tonight and see what happens.
     
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    anyone know how to cover up green dead pixels then?
    Fred
     
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    Nothing can be done for "dead" green pixels I'm afraid. Stuck or permanently lit pixels, that's what we're talking about here :p

    Seriously, I'd assume the same method - get out the colouring pens (we know you have 'em :p ) & experiment.

    I'd start with yellow.....

    Best of luck :)

    :smoke:
     
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    :lesson: i am 16 not 12 or something Kramer!!!LOL
    yeah i'll try a few colours, i am sure black will work..i mean absorbing all the green and will definately not be as annoying as the green one!
    Cheers
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    Black isn't good - think about the black spot on a bright/white background - sky etc...

    :smoke:
     
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    true but anything but that bloody annoying green spot!!!!!! I can't take my eyes off it, black will be fine for now, i can always put something else over it.
    Fred
     
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    Well, I stuck on one of my coloured labels last night, I coloured it in with a yellow highlighter pen. The blue dot completely disapeared, unfortunatly it turned bright green and this was much more annoying than when it was blue. Time to go and buy a yellow felt tip I think (before footie game tonight, come on rangers).
     
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    You mask an unwanted colour by absorbing only it. You absorb only it by using its opposite colour.

    The opposite of green is red
    The opposite of blue is yellow
     
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    cheers nigel
    will try tonight
    Fred
     
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    Hey Fred.

    have exactly the same problem as you, i can't take my eyes off it !!

    but I just called panasonic and they said it was below spec so will pick it up on monday and repair it for free (no postage) . 7 days.

    Call them on 08705 357 357.


    Stu
     
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    hey there stuart,
    cheers mate, will give them a call, i can't stand that F****** green spot anymore, RRRR, will send off on saturday-hopefully only 7 days
    fred
     
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    Hey Stu,
    Any word from Panasonic?have you got your pj back and repaired/replaced?
    I have been so busy i have not been able to give them a call.
    just wondered what kind of service they provided
    Fred
    p.s. did you have the green/dead pixel from the start or did it develop?
     
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    Assume it's to be collected on Monday (tomorrow) as he just posted this on Thursday (6th Nov.).

    :)
     

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