Originally Posted by vinnie97
That is not a scaremongering tactic, as I am only speaking from experience and what became visible to me (if I hadn't looked for it, I may have never come to realize it
). I only had one Elite and 2 non-Elites in my possession, all of which exhibited it to some degree. Never had the blessing of seeing a KRP, and that ship has sailed.
If any of the three previous krps i had exhibited the dse it was extremely faint to the point of not seeing it. The first two i had needed to be returned for other issues. The first one had a rounded corner on the top left corner of the bezel looking directly at the screen. Very strange. The panel itself was spot on though. When i phoned Pioneer they "sounded" puzzled, saying they had no explanation as how it got through the "checks" to the point of being shipped out. I said to my dealer that a simple bezel replacement would suffice - but he insisted on a complete replacement. Second one he sent had a big stuck pixel that glowed various colours depending what was on screen about five o clock if you know what i mean - but two inches above the bottom bezel - it was beginning to clear and i didn't know what to do but i was starting to feel a bit paranoid that two krp 500A's that weren't cheap could be so wrong and perhaps someone was taking the piss. I asked Pioneer again what was going on in their opinion, they had no answer except an apology. It had started to clear a bit (the pixel) and probably would have cleared up altogether, but wanted to return it as the bloke who sold me it developed a bit of an attitude. Probably because i was was kidding around and said are you trying to fob me off with b grade kit passed as premium lol. But he took it kind of seriously - almost defensive - so i thought stuff it and got a refund and went to another dealer. Maybe it was just real bad luck but this dealer was Pioneer +1 according to Pioneer customer service/technical.
Funny thing was when i did go somewhere else the 500A was fine, but developed a red tint to black a few hundred hours later, that i had to put up with for a couple of years
Hoping with the 500m it will be fourth time lucky for me
... But to cut a long story short none had (visible) dse at any distance as it was the first thing i looked for