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    How do i get a new monitor without dead pixels?

    I'm just wondering how i get a new monitor without dead pixels, i'm told there is a chance all monitors can arrive with dead pixels.

    When i looked into it i saw %'s between 0.5 and 2% on panels arriving at a customer with dead pixels.

    All i really want for my money is for a monitor to arrive without dead pixels, so how can i get this?
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    Re: How do i get a new monitor without dead pixels?

    Some etailers offer a 'dead pixel check' service with monitors. Shop with them.
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    Re: How do i get a new monitor without dead pixels?

    either go with one of the dells that have the no dead pixel guarantee, think they're all part of teh ultrasharp range. or like aidanjt suggested order from a etailer that offers a dead pixel check.

    got a dead pixel check on my current monitor from aria as that was the only company i could find that offers the check

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    Re: How do i get a new monitor without dead pixels?

    +1 for dead pixel check if your really that worried, but it isnt cheap. Other option is to buy from a shop and see if they're nice enough to let you plug it in and test before taking it away. Or Staples have a 14day no quibble thingey, my brother bought his LG from them as he was worried about dead pixels, knowing full well he could swap it out, I guess theorically, as many times as he wanted untill he'd gone through every unit in the warehouse lol.

    pssst.. I think Dabs also offer a pixel check service like Aria now.

    Also remember DSR, means you have the right to refuse the monitor within seven days should it arrive with a dead pixel, but you will end up responsible for return postage at the very least. By my Maths you'd have to return one twice under DSR before paying for a pixel check service from say Aria became cheaper.

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    Re: How do i get a new monitor without dead pixels?

    Or to put it another way, according to you, at worst 98 out of 100 get a dead-pixel-free monitor.

    Even if you do get a dead pixel on a monitor, it's rarely much of an issue above 19". I had 2 or 3 dead corn-flies (which were 3-4 pixels long) in my old 2405FWP and I only ever noticed them when using Photoshop to remove some slightly larger (pixel wise!) dirt from the floor in some portrait shots I'd done. That's it.

    It did bug me at first (pun not intended), but after a week or 2, I tend to completely forget about them, let alone a solitary pixel.

    Go back to the stats though. Is it really worth the extra?

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    Re: How do i get a new monitor without dead pixels?

    I've got dust and everything trapped under my screen, I think there's even a really fine hair.
    It's growing on me though, I like the whole antique movie look with the speccles!

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    Re: How do i get a new monitor without dead pixels?

    So apart from Aria and CCL, you think dabs have a pixel check service, anyone else?

    I am limited to a paypal purchase only i'm afraid which narrows it down.
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    Re: How do i get a new monitor without dead pixels?

    Quote Originally Posted by this_is_gav View Post
    Or to put it another way, according to you, at worst 98 out of 100 get a dead-pixel-free monitor.

    Even if you do get a dead pixel on a monitor, it's rarely much of an issue above 19". I had 2 or 3 dead corn-flies (which were 3-4 pixels long) in my old 2405FWP and I only ever noticed them when using Photoshop to remove some slightly larger (pixel wise!) dirt from the floor in some portrait shots I'd done. That's it.

    It did bug me at first (pun not intended), but after a week or 2, I tend to completely forget about them, let alone a solitary pixel.

    Go back to the stats though. Is it really worth the extra?
    Very true - I've had a few monitors over the last few years.. and I've yet to be troubled with a dead pixel yet (and many of those monitors where very cheap ones!) ... unless it's been there and not noticed

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    Re: How do i get a new monitor without dead pixels?

    Quote Originally Posted by this_is_gav View Post
    Or to put it another way, according to you, at worst 98 out of 100 get a dead-pixel-free monitor.

    Even if you do get a dead pixel on a monitor, it's rarely much of an issue above 19". I had 2 or 3 dead corn-flies (which were 3-4 pixels long) in my old 2405FWP and I only ever noticed them when using Photoshop to remove some slightly larger (pixel wise!) dirt from the floor in some portrait shots I'd done. That's it.

    It did bug me at first (pun not intended), but after a week or 2, I tend to completely forget about them, let alone a solitary pixel.

    Go back to the stats though. Is it really worth the extra?
    I have my own opinion of what i want for my money, and the last thing i want is a coloured pixel on my new screen, especially when i have 2 x 4 year old screens here without pixel issues, why would i want to replace those with a screen with pixel issues.
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    Re: How do i get a new monitor without dead pixels?

    Buy a class I monitor then. It'll cost you a lot more, but that's the specification. If you want a cheap class II (the majority) then you have to allow for tolerance on dead pixels.

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    Re: How do i get a new monitor without dead pixels?

    Quote Originally Posted by Yosh View Post
    I have my own opinion of what i want for my money, and the last thing i want is a coloured pixel on my new screen, especially when i have 2 x 4 year old screens here without pixel issues, why would i want to replace those with a screen with pixel issues.
    You said yourself the chances of getting a new monitor with any dead pixels is 2% - it's hardly likely you'll be in that 2%.

    You either pay the extra for a pixel check from the small number of etailers who offer it, take the minuscule risk (according to your own research) you'll get a dead pixel or you try to send it back under the DSR if it does have a dead pixel, which I believe will mean you have to compensate the etailer for their courier costs.

    Don't take it out on us if you're not willing to do any of the above.

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    Re: How do i get a new monitor without dead pixels?

    I reckon the chance is about ummm 2%

    But if your worried about it then you need to buy a monitor with a dead pixel guarantee so that either means paying for a company to check it for you or buying a Dell who guarantee no bright pixels and if the is one they will exchange the monitor free of charge (check the dell site for the monitor you are interested in to make sure its included, the wording says Ultrasharp series but it is on pages of non-ultrasharp models). Since Dell also make very good monitors in my eyes that is a win win situation.

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    Dell monitors are designed and built to our highest standards, providing the quality and reliability you expect when you see the Dell logo. Each has been exhaustively tested and comes backed by a Dell Limited Warranty3. Unyielding commitment to quality and the satisfaction of our customers has driven Dell to offer a Premium Panel Guarantee ensuring replacement of UltraSharp series monitors with zero bright pixels. Even if only one bright pixel is found, a free panel exchange is guaranteed during the limited warranty period, so you can rest assured your investment is protected.

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    Re: How do i get a new monitor without dead pixels?

    Quote Originally Posted by this_is_gav View Post
    You said yourself the chances of getting a new monitor with any dead pixels is 2% - it's hardly likely you'll be in that 2%.

    You either pay the extra for a pixel check from the small number of etailers who offer it, take the minuscule risk (according to your own research) you'll get a dead pixel or you try to send it back under the DSR if it does have a dead pixel, which I believe will mean you have to compensate the etailer for their courier costs.

    Don't take it out on us if you're not willing to do any of the above.
    I'm not taking it out on anyone.

    I have purchased a monitor, which is why i posted this thread. And it did in fact come with a dead pixel, even though i am sure i read that the pixel failure chance on this specific brand was 0.5%.

    I even stated i would happily pay for a pixel check service if it was available to me.. hmm...

    Quote Originally Posted by Yosh View Post
    So apart from Aria and CCL, you think dabs have a pixel check service, anyone else?

    I am limited to a paypal purchase only i'm afraid which narrows it down.
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    Re: How do i get a new monitor without dead pixels?

    Quote Originally Posted by Yosh View Post
    I'm not taking it out on anyone.
    Ah sorry, it was just the tone I wrongly interpreted in your previous post. Apologies.

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    Re: How do i get a new monitor without dead pixels?

    Quote Originally Posted by this_is_gav View Post
    Ah sorry, it was just the tone I wrongly interpreted in your previous post. Apologies.
    I was just pointing out its my money and my new monitor, different people have different opinions, and i know i am personally really fussy when it comes to dead pixels, if it had been a scratch on the casing, or a missing lead then it wouldn't have been an issue for me.
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    Re: How do i get a new monitor without dead pixels?

    I'm not sure what other e-tailers do dead pixel check, however
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    Buy a class I monitor then. It'll cost you a lot more, but that's the specification. If you want a cheap class II (the majority) then you have to allow for tolerance on dead pixels.
    As Kalniel has said go for a more expensive model, most companies do this, eg the dell ultrasharp
    You will find they can cost 2 to 3 times the price of the cheap models, but you're paying for the higher quality control, better warranty (including dead pixels) and normally IPS panel.
    You'll have to look up different manufactors models on there web sites to find which are the higher quality models.

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