Originally Posted by El Bandito
Bummer . . . there's now a stuck/dead pixel on my set (111). It's about four inches from the left side and four inches from the top. It is reddish, and I can actually see it from my couch when there's a bright scene or when it's a shot of the sky. My eyes hurt from studying it this morning!
I'm ran Discovery HD for about an hour before leaving for work this morning, but it didn't clear the pixel. I have the break-in USB running now and am hoping that when I get back from my trip this weekend, it will be resolved (although I know that's super optimistic). Is there nothing I can do?
Hi El Bandito,
If I recall correctly, there is indeed something you can do. I know these two programs work very well on LCD displays with stuck pixels (but NOT actual dead pixels--yours is only stuck, though, so there's hope). I honestly don't know if they are as effective on plasmas, but perhaps some other forum member can answer that question. If no one else chimes in, I'll dig around on the net as best I can and try to come back with a definitive answer.
Anwyay, the first program is called Dead Pixel Buddy and what it does is help you to identify all of your stuck subpixels. The second program is for unsticking them; it flashes a bunch of rapidly blinking colored screens in a continuous loop. It's a small mpeg, so you'll need to re-author it at 1080p to make sure it fills your screen--don't worry, this is easy to do.
Running the second program for a day or two non-stop does
succeed in unsticking the subpixels (success rates are not reported to be 100%, but as I recall, the percentage is high and it certainly worked in my case).
Now, since you have a plasma display, you might want to wait on using this program until you've broken the tv in, using the break-in DVD for the suggested period of time. Given the investment cost of these Kuros, I know that's what I would do.
I've attached a zipped copy of Dead Pixel Buddy for you. I'll upload a copy of the other program once I manage to dig it out of all my old files (if I have time, I'll re-author it for you).
DPB.zip 26.1025390625k . file