Originally Posted by humphrey11
Got my new ST30 today in, and everything that wasn't working on the old item, works perfectly now! i'll add that once again, it was delivered by a single person from Pilot.
However, I have a new strange issue - two actually.
#1 There is a dead pixel on green slides, but none on any of the other colors.
#2 The green slides show a light blob of discoloration in the middle of the screen. The other colors are uniform.
Anyone know what's going on and how serious this is?
I dont consider it serious, and in fact, these types of defects are all too common. Returning the unit for such defects has a high likelyhood of getting similar or same defects on the next one.
My last st30 had a dead pixel, and my current st30 has a defective pixel like yours.
Your pixel is dead on green slides because the green sub-pixel is most likely dead.
My defective pixel has a dead red sub pixel. this leads to normal blue, normal green, black on red, and light blue on white.
Im guessing yours has normal red, normal blue, black on green, and purple on white.
My last st30 had a totally dead pixel.
Panasonic considers a certain number of defective pixels to be within normal spec.
Unfortunately, as buyers, such things are always upsetting and we dont usually feel the same way they do. Fortunately, a single defective pixel is nearly impossible to spot in normal viewing from a normal viewing distance, even if youre looking for it.
My last st30 had uniformity issues in the form of blobs. This one does not, but it does have mild verticle banding. Your blobs may get better as the panel ages. See if you notice it in normal viewing. I would guess it doesnt show up. My verticle banding only shows up on color slides, so did the blobs on the last set for the most part.