I bought my KURO 500M when I registered here back in Oct 2010, and finally a few days ago I've begun to notice these red dots in the middle of the screen. Luckily they only appear when most of the screen is white with ~20% being dark or black
, and the black areas must be above or below
the center of the [white] screen.
Notice the red pixels in the above image (try to ignore the screen door effect, I took a macro shot with my camera).
The Good news
is that they are not permanent, and disappear when I use "Standard" Power Management (I've always used Save2). I can even make the red spots appear & disappear
by using MS Paint and enlarging & minimizing a black blob on a white background.
I bought my KURO used for $1,000 and it had ~3k hours on it, and since Oct of 2010, I've probably put another ~9k hours on top of that. So that makes my monitor 12,000 hours
Solution: if you notice red pixels on your 500M and you want them to disappear (or be less apparent) then change your Power Management from Save1/2 to Standard
.Edited by Acid Snow - 6/15/13 at 2:48pm