Originally Posted by drgkja
have you given up on the idea of returning it to amazon. it is definitely a pain to take it down and pack/ship it, but it may be the most reliable solutions if amazon will take it back. all other fixes, even if you find a laptop/cable are unproven and don't always work.
just a thought.....
I really like the display otherwise, and amazon no longer has it in stock it seems (as i think it is being discontinued), so as it stands i have decided i want to own a 42800u, so i dont know if returning it is such a good idea (after all, it could come back with more than one dead pixel). I just want it fixed, i got it for a great price, and i do like the set for the most part.
but yes it's also a pain in the ass to return (which is why i did so much research to make sure that i liked it enough that i would likely decided to keep it no matter what and just opt to get it repaired if there was an issue).
Originally Posted by chadmak09
Can you see the dead pixel at your normal viewing distance?
Does the 800u have a USB port on it and does it allow you to view Jpgs??
If so, maybe try the break-in images at a very fast slide show interval.
That way it would flash the screen on and off repeatedly at a fast rate.
also, Pixar movies have worked for some. Contrary to what some might say.
Roman O reccommends them to his customers and some of them have had good luck with them.
The best thing would be like someone else asked, borrow someones laptop and run jscreenfix.
Do you have a PS3??
Maybe jscreenfix will run thru the PS3 browser??
i dont know if it has a USB port, but i think i already pointed out that i was using the SD Card, and thats how i discovered the darn thing at first to begin with by runing the burn in slide show, did you read that part?
Of course i tried to increase the intervals to as fast as possible, the vierra slide show interface only allows it to go so fast.
i havent thought about the PS3 browser idea, when i get it hooked up i actually might try that.
really i'll just be very happy if the contractor guy (whome is generally in my experience pretty lazy to really help you out if they dont absolutely have to) just replaces the panel with a 100% functioning one and doesnt give me any guff about "proper working paramters".
to make matters worse, unless i do manage to fix it on my own, i'll have to pay money to unmount and then remount it because the damn re[air man wont just help do it....that sucks.....