RE: What's the best way to spot a dead pixel?
Originally Posted by homerhd
Thanks for the feedback. From your experience, what's the best way to spot a dead pixel?
On a dark screen or a light screen. What does a dead pixel look like? Does it stay dark or stuck on a certain color? Sorry for all the questions, I just want to be prepared. Thanks!
Google for "Dead Pixel Buddy
", it's a (FREE) app that allows you to cycle thru the various colors. (Blue, Green, Red, Yeloow, White, Black )
What does a dead pixel look like? Does it stay dark or stuck on a certain color?
While color or your choice is displayed- Check for non-conforming pixels. A stuck, or dead pixel will be a *different color than chosen color-
(*Unless is is stuck on Blue for example while Blue is the color being displayed. Ditto for other colors..)
PS: For those brave enough supposedly- This app can also be used to "massage" a dead/stuck pixel back into working order.
(People have reported applying local pressure to stuck pixel sometimes un-sticks it... YMMV)
1: Google for a (free) Windows app called "Dead Pixel Buddy
" (or app or your choice)
2: Extract from archive, Scan for virus. (duh)
(FYI: Dead Pixel Buddy IIRC is a "stand-alone-app". It does not require a install -nor is it full of spyware/nagware, etc)
3: Connect PC (Mac? if you can run a Windows app) to HDTV display.
4: Set output of PC/laptop/Mac? to match native resolution of HDTV panel.
(On most laptops- you select the HDTV as the PRIMARY display to be able to run at HDTV's native resolution.)
5: Run Dead Pixel Buddy- and check display for stuck /dead pixels.