Originally Posted by xrox
Let's just say that from my experience today the Buzz, blotch, streak, and dead/stuck pixels with the 141 are still there. In fact, every one of them was there
That would be surprising since I personally have several friends now who own either the 8G or 9G Pioneer panels and I have never seen a dead pixel yet. In fact, I have 4 flat panels in my home from 22 inches to 60 from 3 different vendors and not 1 dead pixel.
Also with blotchiness and smearing, I guess that was another thing that I haven't been able to spot.
Now, the buzzing I get. Amazingly my 151 has almost no buzz now. I guess it has to do with the pitch. The pitch went down for sme reason to a level I can barely hear. As others have said, a white screen (i.e. Google.com) causes most buzzing. But I am glad my buzz pitch is lower now. Thankfully, I never had a panel that was a big buzzer in any case
So based on my experience it would be hard to imagine the 141 having lower QA than the 151. Also, it's really hard to have multiple panels with dead pixels at the same time. These are very infrequent random events, unless there is a manufacturing problem, in which case it will show up in all Pioneer panels.
FWIW, 10 years ago I used to work for a company that designs chip fabrication equipment, so I'm speaking from some limited experience here with respect to quality and seeing random problems (defects as opposed to 'works as designed' type stuff).
IF what you say is true, then Pioneer should withdraw this panel! Imagine buying Runcos with dead pixels and smearng etc. Or for that matter Fujitsus when they were in the thick of it