who has experienced LCD dead pixels?

Discussion in 'Video Cards & Monitors' started by genesis, Sep 9, 2007.

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How many faulty pixels on your LCD

Poll closed Sep 16, 2007.
  1. 0 Perfect

    143 vote(s)
    65.9%
  2. 1 Could put up with this

    45 vote(s)
    20.7%
  3. 2 Could put up with this half as much

    12 vote(s)
    5.5%
  4. 3 This is getting rediculous

    4 vote(s)
    1.8%
  5. 4 Damn bullet holes

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  6. 5 Woo Hoo can claim warranty now.

    4 vote(s)
    1.8%
  7. Starry Starry Night.......

    9 vote(s)
    4.1%
  1. genesis

    genesis Member

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    I am in the process of buying a large LCD monitor and have narrowed it down to two the deciding factor may well be warranty depending on this poll :)

    I was wondering just how many people have had dead pixels and and how many.

    Please if tou could follow up with a brief brand age of monitor when fault occured and service rating?

    Cheers

    Genesis
     
  2. Menthu_Rae

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    BenQ FP241W - 2 stuck pixels 2 dead pixels (from out of box)
    BenQ FP241W - 0 dead pixels but weird backlighting banding issues (from out of box)
    BenQ FP241W - 1 dead pixel (from out of box)
    BenQ FP241W - 1 dead subpixel (4 weeks from purchase) and what I'm using now...

    Would I buy another one? Mmmmmmaybe... I think these people that don't have dead pixels on high res screens, just don't notice them... that said, the 7 day 0 dead pixel policy for BenQ is good, just swap the screen over till you find a good one.

    Though, keep in mind that BenQ have like re-structured and stuff... so they may not be around forever... I'd probably go a Dell 24" or Samsung 24" :Pirate:
     
  3. GreasyBear

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    Samsung Zero Dead Pixels For 3 Years Warranty is one of the best IMHO.
     
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    Swapping out is hard for me

    I live away from the city and I would have to freight it back to the place of purchase BUMMER. So I want to get peoples experience to minimise this risk and cost of freight :(


    Genesis
     
  5. Menthu_Rae

    Menthu_Rae Member

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    Do you have a laptop? Take that and do some tests on the screen before you take it home... otherwise ask the place to let you test the screen on one of their PCs...
     
  6. MR CHILLED

    MR CHILLED D'oh!

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    I've had 4 LCD monitors (3 Dell and 1 Benq) over so many years and so far and one with a dead pixel (dell 24") and one with a red (stuck I guess) pixel (dell 24").

    Neither of these have bothered me because they have been close to the edge of the screen so that I very rarely if ever see them. If they were at the center I'd be looking for a replacement if possible.
     
  7. dakiller

    dakiller (Oscillating & Impeding)

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    My 19" LCD has one that is bright stuck on blue, but I've managed to massage it away but sometimes it comes back
     
  8. SLATYE

    SLATYE SLATYE, not SLAYTE

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    My CT-723D has a single dead pixel (or did, last time I looked for it). It had a 3-year zero-pixel-defect warranty, but since I can't see this one unless I go looking for it I figured that it doesn't really matter.
     
  9. Pigz

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    Hercule 15" - No Dead Pixel
    Dell 2005FPW - No Dead Pixel
    Dell 2405FPW - No Dead Pixel
    Dell Inspiron 1520 - No Dead Pixel
    2x Sony Laptop - No Dead Pixel
    1x IBM Laptop - No Dead Pixel
    60GB 5th Gen Ipod - 1 Bright Pixel
    Nintendo GBA - No Dead Pixel
    Nintendo DS - No Dead Pixel
    PSP - 7 Bright Pixels! :thumbdn: :thumbdn: :thumbdn:


    :)
     
  10. noboundaries-au

    noboundaries-au Member

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    LCD: 2 bright pixels, only noticeable on dark bgrounds if you know where to find them

    Ex-PSP: 1 bright pixel, same condtions as above
    Ex-Laptop: One dead pixel, not noticable unless looking for it.



    Pixel probs are overrated. People are just whingers :)
     
  11. Freedom_

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    When I bought my CMV T38D (20"), found 2 dead pixels.

    Contacted them, courier came to pick it up next day.

    Few days later I got a new one. :thumbup:

    Reasons why I would get/recommend another Chi Mei LCD. :)
     
  12. The Wiz

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    If you are worried about dead/stuck pixels, then your only option is to get a Samsung. They are the only company to offer a 3 year 0 dead pixel warranty.

    I have a 204B which got 1 dead pixel and was replaced by Samsung. They even deliver the replacement monitor before they pick up the faulty one so you aren't left without a monitor at any stage.

    Check out this thread I started a while ago on ninDeals to answer the same question.
     
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  13. Frag

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    Stay away from LG whatever you do.

    Bought my 19" 4:3 when they were still expensive and had one big red pixel in the middle. Sure enough replaced under warranty. But then the replacement one had a dead pixel in the lower right.. Finally i wouldn't leave with the third monitor till i saw it working.

    Heard similar with benq (Acer?).

    Anyway that was a cpl years ago, i'd hope the tech has improved significantly.
     
  14. faceboy88

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    I bought a BenQ 19" back in '05 and it had one pixel stuck on green that went away after a massage.

    Recently I bought a BenQ 22" (about a month or two now) and it hasn't missed a beat.
     
  15. dmandn

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    Happens with all of 'em, my benq 19" is great not a single dead pixel, on the other hand, my screen on my asus laptop got one a few months ago and now all the surrounding ones have also died (black, apparently the coloured ones are meant to be fixable, black ones are truely dead) (correct me if the last bracketed comment is wrong)
     
  16. Wacko02

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    Samsung will deliver a replacement to your door and pick up the old one. At least that was my experience when I complained about backlight bleeding.
    Very hard to beat them for warranty and service.
     
  17. Automaton

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    Used a Samsung 19" widescreen (940BW) for a year before selling it and had no dead or stuck pixels, was quite a damn good monitor, especially seeing as it doubled as a tv.
     
  18. MyDixiesNormous

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    I'm running numerous LCD's at home and work and have never had a pixel problem. 2*24"dells, 22" Benq and a 19" no name tv at home and have no problems. And two 22" benq's at work with no problems.
     
  19. Kataton1c

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    Can someone confirm how companies like Chi Mei do their warranty?

    As said before a courier was arranged; by Chi Mei or the shop etc you bought it from?

    I bought my BenQ since they have a reputable brand and facilities in Australia to service. I paid the extra ~$30 for that and am very pleased when I dealt with them.

    I'd suggest looking at back light issues as well as pixels, these cheaper LCDs are cheaper for a reason.
     
  20. nibennett

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    Have not had any dead pixels on any of the LCD screens in our house :) . These are,
    Samsung 940BW 19" LCD, (1 year old)
    LG 17" LCD, (2 years old)
    LG 19" LCD, (2 years old)
    Dell 15.4" Laptop LCD, (3 years old)
    Dell 22" LCD (4 months old)
    Philips 37" LCD TV (20 months old)
     

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