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Is exchanging for one dead pixel worth the hassle? New Sony W700B.

I just purchased a new sony 50'' W700B. During calibration I found a dead pixel on the lower left of the screen. How common are dead pixels? I only ask this because I have been using a samsung LN46A650 for the past six years (no issues) and this new sony is its replacement. Is it worth the hassle to exchange it because one dead pixel? Do I run the risk of getting one that is worse? Just to be clear, the pixel is indeed dead, not stuck. otherwise, I would try to remedy myself.
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How hard is it for panel makers to check if their displays are worthy of service?
Do they just turn the other cheek and hope people don't notice?
And what happens if when people do notice?
They put a stupid disclaimer saying dead pixels aren't covered under the warranty because it doesn't hinder the performance.

Yeah, I wouldn't want to live with a display that has a dead pixel.
You spent a good chunk of money on it, didn't you?
But why ask other people if you should live with the defect? Only you know!
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How hard is it for panel makers to check if their displays are worthy of service?
Do they just turn the other cheek and hope people don't notice?
And what happens if when people do notice?
They put a stupid disclaimer saying dead pixels aren't covered under the warranty because it doesn't hinder the performance.

Yeah, I wouldn't want to live with a display that has a dead pixel.
You spent a good chunk of money on it, didn't you?
But why ask other people if you should live with the defect? Only you know!
I can live with it if it will save me the time and hassle of hauling tvs back and fouth until I find one that doesn't have pixel problems. Thats what I was trying to ask in my first post, will I be wasting my time? Are dead pixels so common that I could end up exchanging it for a new set that has the same issue?
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I can live with it if it will save me the time and hassle of hauling tvs back and fouth until I find one that doesn't have pixel problems. Thats what I was trying to ask in my first post, will I be wasting my time? Are dead pixels so common that I could end up exchanging it for a new set that has the same issue?
It's a crap shoot. You may get a panel with 0 dead pixels or one that has more. I myself have returned 3-4 tvs before I got one without dead pixels. That is something you have to decide whether it's worth your time and energy to research. Luckily the last 2 LEDs I have purchased have been dead pixel free.
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