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What would happen if.

Discussion in 'Televisions' started by ayrshiredude, Dec 14, 2004.

  1. ayrshiredude

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    I was just wondering if anyone knows of any potential problems with the physical workings of the DLP chip. With LCD you get dead pixels which show as a blank dot on the screen. What would happen if one, or more, of the tiny morrors on the DLP chip were to stop moving? Would this show up as a dead "pixel" and what are the chances of this happening?
     
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    Exactly the same problems as LCD.
    If the pixel is dead, goes black.
    If the pixel is stuck on, bright pixel.
     
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    Don't want to scare anyone :devil: but dead pixels on DLP's become more common as the DLP ages. It is known from their use in projectors.
     
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    If it moves, it wears. Considering all the technologies though, I would rather fork out £1800 on a DLP and throw it away after 5 years than £3-4k on a Plasma that starts to deteriorate form the day you use it. The screen life of 50,000 hours quoted by some manufacturers is the time it takes to loose 50% of its luminance. When would you start to notice it? Reading some of the electrical trade magazines, plasma is already on its way out. Also with a chip you might be able to get it replaced it if it goes wrong. With a plasma and LCD your cattled.
     

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