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Quick survey - how many dead pixels on your plasma?

Discussion in 'Plasma TVs' started by masterofimages, Feb 22, 2003.

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  1. One sub-pixel

    13 vote(s)
    13.7%
  2. Two sub-pixels

    5 vote(s)
    5.3%
  3. Three sub-pixels

    1 vote(s)
    1.1%
  4. More than three sub-pixels

    1 vote(s)
    1.1%
  5. None

    75 vote(s)
    78.9%
  1. masterofimages

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    Just took delivery of my new 433MXE, which I'm very happy with, except for one dead green sub-pixel :( Thankfully though, it's out of the way near the botton left of the screen, so I doubt it will be really noticeable in real-world use.

    Anyway, just thought I'd ask how many dead pixels people have on this or any other plasma. And if anyone has managed to get a swap-out because of it.

    Paul
     
  2. Adlopa

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    Shouldn't there be a 'none' in there too..?
     
  3. loonatic

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    None on my 433HDE and I think you'd be lucky to get a replacement for just the one stuck pixel.

    Cheers, Lee
     
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    none on mine
     
  5. masterofimages

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    Doh! Are there any friendly moderators about who could add a 'Zero' option to the poll?
     
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    None on my Panny 50"
     
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    Whats a dead pixel look like?

    Philips PF429964/12S
     
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    Like a miniature person probably wearing green lying in a heap.
    Oh no sorry,that`s a dead pixie!!!!:rotfl:
     
  9. masterofimages

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    Thanks to that mystery mod :smashin:
     
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    i've never heard of a panny of any size having a dead pixel!!
    very pleased with mine
     
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    none on my panny 42pw5 chuffed
     
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    haven't noticed any on my Tosh 42WP27 and I don't intend looking for any either. If they are there and I don't notice its best to keep it that way!
     
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    I agree with phatboy!

    But i managed to get an agreement that if i found any duff pixels, i could swop the panel (Panny 42PW5). So i spent ten minutes checking with my laptop show R/G/B then white/black just to make sure.

    Zero bad pixels:smashin:

    However i had two stuck open pixels, and three closed pixels on my 15" TFT computer monitor. But the funny thing was since i wasn't trying to watch films on that it didn't bother me!?. ( i got the monitor free anyway!)

    However i've just bought a Samsung 19" TFT, and found myself checking for duff pixels.
    I tried as much as i could to stop myself (and just accept it, if i came across any in the future etc).
    But i couldn't resist it!.

    Again the check came up trumps!:smashin:
    No duff pixels thankfully, but on a monitor i would have accepted two or three etc. Yet on my plasma (or projector) i wouldn't accept any!

    Ps if anybody wants a very good deal on this great monitor, i got my Samsung 19" TFT from www.microdirect.co.uk

    Good points:-
    Flipping massive screen
    very slim silver bezel
    250 cdms brightness
    500-1 contrast
    170' deg x 170' deg view
    price

    Bad points:-
    No DVi
    Not sure of response time but is very quick, but gamers may want faster etc.
    nothing else!

    I have a trade account so got it a little cheaper(£503inc vat) but retail is only a little dearer etc
     
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    No dead pixels on my Pansonic TH-42PWD3E:) Some of my friends have Plasma displays too , none of them has dead pixels...
     
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    I don't want to worry you guy's, but all of you "Smillies" that have checked your screens and discovered no pixel problems are not out of the woods just yet! Like you, I didn't have any stuck pixels two months ago, but guess what, now I do! :thumbsdow

    When I took delivery of my Panny 5 series 50" panel it had no stuck pixels, (I checked very carefully with the nokia red/blue/green display screen utility) but I have now noticed, (after 2 months of use) that I have one pixel stuck on green in the lower left quarter of the screen)

    Does this mean that pixels can "GO" at any time? :(

    Does this mean that, given time, I may end up with stuck pixels all over the screen? :mad:

    Do they ever "free up" of their own accord? :confused:

    What causes pixels to stick on one colour?

    Who won the Derby in 1928?

    Best Regards,
    KBDVD
     
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    :hiya: hi
    it has to be 5 dead pix before you can return it. it is best if you contact the people who sold it to you by writing and phone to keep a record of it to cover your self. good luck
     
  17. masterofimages

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    Not quite true. You can reject the screen for any reason within 7 days of delivery under the EU distance-selling rules - which are now part of UK law. You would be liable for delivery and return costs, but then again if you've just spent £3000+ on a plasma and you're not happy with it, you might be prepared to lose £100 or so instead rather than accept a less-than-perfect product.

    Personally, if I thought the dead sub-pixel was going to really bother me, or I had more than 1 on delivery, I would probably have done just that. As KBDVD points out, they can go at any time. So, better start with as few as possible to begin with. Although, I would guess that the failure probability distribution looks like an inverse bell-curve, i.e. most failures near the beginning of the panel's life and near the end :rolleyes:
     
  18. ariharry

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    Had my panel for 3 weeks now and suddenly 2 dead pixels magically appeared near the centre :(

    I'm not too concerned however, as 90% of the time you can't see it, and I'm certainly not prepared to battle the retailer over it!.
     
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    ive had my fujitisu 42 " 4229 for 18 months now and there are none on mine .do all plasma screens suffer this problem?

    stuff.fujitisu 42" 4229 plasma ,denon AVC A1SE,denon 2800 dvd
    m+k 750 thx +m+k tripole surround 55 rear backs,chord company cables and qed speaker cable
     

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