Results 1 to 9 of 9
  1. #1
    Hall-Of-Famer
    Points: 94,451, Level: 95
    Level completed: 69%, Points required for next Level: 599
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience Points
    NobodyBeatsCy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    Clive, IA
    Posts
    3,509
    Points
    94,451
    Level
    95
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 216
    Given: 127

    LCD HDTV Question - Help Please

    I have a Sony XBR Bravia 46" that is a little over 5 years old. Just noticed one pixel showing red continuously. What am I facing here? The beginning of the end?

    Your serious responses are greatly appreciated - thanks!


    "Explode and tear this whole town apart
    Take a knife and cut this pain from my heart
    Find somebody itching for something to start"


    "The Promised Land" Bruce Springsteen

  2. #2
    CyBer
    Guest

    Re: LCD HDTV Question - Help Please

    It's probably just one dead pixel, probably nothing to worry about, though it could lead to things to come.



  3. #3
    Addict
    Points: 76,074, Level: 85
    Level completed: 72%, Points required for next Level: 476
    Overall activity: 14.0%
    Achievements:
    Your first GroupVeteran50000 Experience Points
    mred's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    SE WI
    Posts
    5,352
    Points
    76,074
    Level
    85
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 193
    Given: 2

    Re: LCD HDTV Question - Help Please

    I'm not an expert, but I don't think it's likely an indication of some degenerative issue. Stuck pixels just happen sometimes.



  4. #4
    Hall-Of-Famer
    Points: 94,451, Level: 95
    Level completed: 69%, Points required for next Level: 599
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience Points
    NobodyBeatsCy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    Clive, IA
    Posts
    3,509
    Points
    94,451
    Level
    95
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 216
    Given: 127

    Re: LCD HDTV Question - Help Please

    Thanks - Hope you're right, guys!


    "Explode and tear this whole town apart
    Take a knife and cut this pain from my heart
    Find somebody itching for something to start"


    "The Promised Land" Bruce Springsteen

  5. #5
    Pro
    Points: 38,605, Level: 60
    Level completed: 63%, Points required for next Level: 445
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    VeteranCreated Album pictures25000 Experience Points
    HOTDON's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Fort Dodge, IA
    Posts
    2,391
    Points
    38,605
    Level
    60
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 0
    Given: 0

    Re: LCD HDTV Question - Help Please

    Lower end LCD devices (Nintendo DS, for example) often have stuck pixels from the factory. Wouldn't worry unless you start seeing them showing up in numbers.



  6. #6
    Starter
    Points: 23,970, Level: 47
    Level completed: 43%, Points required for next Level: 580
    Overall activity: 5.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran10000 Experience Points

    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    Des Moines
    Posts
    733
    Points
    23,970
    Level
    47
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 176
    Given: 86

    Re: LCD HDTV Question - Help Please

    Good news is if its red its probably just stuck and not dead. You can try to unstick it. Some people say videos like these work if you run them on a screen with stuck pixels [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S19wdQHbzSQ]Unsticking a pixel - YouTube[/ame] Also, you can try gently tapping or pressing on the area of the stuck pixel or using something like a damp (Just damp!) cloth you microwaved to get it very hot and then swirl it aorund over the area.



  7. #7
    Recruit
    Points: 5,689, Level: 22
    Level completed: 28%, Points required for next Level: 361
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran5000 Experience Points
    drgnslyr's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    Churdan
    Posts
    114
    Points
    5,689
    Level
    22
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 2
    Given: 3

    Re: LCD HDTV Question - Help Please

    Quote Originally Posted by Dino View Post
    Good news is if its red its probably just stuck and not dead. You can try to unstick it. Some people say videos like these work if you run them on a screen with stuck pixels Unsticking a pixel - YouTube Also, you can try gently tapping or pressing on the area of the stuck pixel or using something like a damp (Just damp!) cloth you microwaved to get it very hot and then swirl it aorund over the area.
    I've seen this work on computer monitors and laptop screens. Pretty much forcing each pixel to open and close in a controlled manner. I've even seen LCDs with this built in to help fix 'dead' pixels.



  8. #8
    Hall-Of-Famer
    Points: 94,451, Level: 95
    Level completed: 69%, Points required for next Level: 599
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience Points
    NobodyBeatsCy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    Clive, IA
    Posts
    3,509
    Points
    94,451
    Level
    95
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 216
    Given: 127

    Re: LCD HDTV Question - Help Please

    I've run the video 4 or 5 times and it has not worked yet.


    "Explode and tear this whole town apart
    Take a knife and cut this pain from my heart
    Find somebody itching for something to start"


    "The Promised Land" Bruce Springsteen

  9. #9
    Addict
    Points: 88,717, Level: 92
    Level completed: 67%, Points required for next Level: 633
    Overall activity: 27.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience Points
    peteypie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Posts
    5,148
    Points
    88,717
    Level
    92
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 1,449
    Given: 2,003

    Re: LCD HDTV Question - Help Please

    Quote Originally Posted by NobodyBeatsCy View Post
    I've run the video 4 or 5 times and it has not worked yet.
    I watched it once and almost had a seziure.



Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
  • TV: TBA
  • Football Season Opener vs. UNI
  • September 3, 2016
  • 07:00 PM