Dead pixels still a problem?

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I'm seriously considering taking the plunge and getting a TFT pretty soon but I'm quite worried about the whole 'dead pixel' issue.

Is this still a potential headache with TFTs? How many places offer returns when you're 'rolling' in dead pixels and how am I covered by distance seller regs?

Any help would be much appreciated :)
 
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Yes TFT's still can suffer from lit or dead sub-pixels/pixels. You should be able to return under DSR but if you give the reason why you're returning is because it has two dead pixels they might refuse you. Different screens have different pixel T&C's.

I've had one 20" TFT (one red lit), three laptops (two red lit) one 32" LCD TV (none) and another 32" LCD TV (two or three dead)
 
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I've sent back a tft with dead/lazy pixels using the distance selling act before,costs a bit in return postage,but better than getting lumbered with a monitor that your not happy with ;)

Had no problems when doing it this way :D

Rob
 
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Just so you know...
- Viewsonic offer a zero dead/bright pixel policy on all their professional series monitors.
- Some retailers (not OCUK) offer a dead-pixel check for 15-25 quid extra, depending on size.
 
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Dead pixels are still a problem when they are present - but it seems to be less frequently than before.

My Dell 2407 arrived with no dead pixels at all. I personally havent had seen any dead pixels on my monitors over the last year (bought about 23 of them - some for business purposes and some for personal use). Most of the 17" budget rubbish.
 

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I brought a Samsung 920N recently and after 2 days I got a dead pixel. I rang Samsung up after reading they had some 14 day return policy - although I wasn't quite sure of the details of it. Anyway they said it was valid for replacement from my vendor. Shipped it to vendor on Thursday, waiting to see what happens... (can't mention names, not OcUK), although they seemed to accept my online description of the fault, so hopefully it should be ok.
 
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dead pixels are still a problem and always will be.

best thing to do is when you recieve your monitor test to see if it has dead pixels, if it does smash the screen on the corner of your desk and send it back as damaged in transit.
you will get a full refund or replacement, which ever you request.
 
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