Originally Posted by DRN94
Oreb, I don't think it's a dead pixel, it's a panel blemish. My first F8000 had tiny little air bubbles in the panel that appeared like dead pixels but you could look close and see that the pixels were firing, there was just round bubbles in the panel's layers. I'm assuming the layers have to be touching in order for light to easily pass through so that little pocket of air makes the light not go through the panel layers like it should giving the impression of a darkened or "burnt" spot if you will. I just swapped it for another F8000 at the store no problem and my second one is near flawless. There used to be a somewhat noticeable small flashlight in the corner at night but now I don't see it, perhaps the TV just needed several hours of use.
They should be able to swap it at the store and if the store can't swap it Samsung will replace the panel or TV. Someone on here had flashlighting and Samsung was more than happy to order a replacement panel for him. Samsung is really trying to turn it's customer service reputation around. Don't feel like you're stuck with it, you have MANY options. First option is in store exchange or exchange through the online retailer.
I don;t know what it is but it sure looks like a stuck pixel. Had pixel flipper run all night and nothing you can still see the single pixel black on any blue colors. It works on other colors but I've tested many shades of blue and it doesn't light up.
Besides the pixel and the flashlighting I also noticed three clouds
There is a sort of giant V pattern smack dab in the middle of the screen extending from the top and a circular cloud on the bottom half of the screen. Unbelievable. No banding though.
This is really annoying especially because the smaller set I just got rid off was perfect. Not a touch of light leak on any side, no clouds, no flashlighting from corners, no dead pixels, no banding, just uniform.
I'm going to swap it out today but I swear if the new one has any problems that's it for me and we're parting ways. Knew I should have stayed with the smaller panel
All this BS about "increased viewing area" I barely notice a difference in size with the added 5in.