Originally Posted by kagolu
Just exchanged for my third and final 50pe700u. The first had stuck/bad pixels 6 to be exact, the second had two, and (drum roll) the third has 3. They are really visible on a blue or white screen.
I have also noticed a big difference, which I didn't realize until last night, in the number OTA channels I receive between each set. All of which leads me to believe they may have some QC issues with this model.
I finally contacted Panasonic and I'm going have a tech come out since they said this was not normal. I'm giving them a shot to see what they say since I still have approx 45 days to return it and say goodbye to Panasonic which would be difficult and I absolutely love the tv otherwise and not sure what else I'd buy. I did tons of research and and everything pointed me here. I didn' even think it was possible to have bad/stuck pixels on plasma.
I also must say I am impressed but Costco. I actually joined to buy/order this tv on sale and they have been terrific, Will defiantley buy again form them. If they will sell to me
Just in case in anybody is interested the first tv came from California with a build date of Nov., the second I got here in Orlando with a build date in Oct. and the third I got last night here in Orlando with build date in Dec.
Its been about 15 years since had stats in college but I believe that is pretty good sampling and what tells me what I could expect if was actually motivated to exchange it again. If I could find it, I think Costco is almost out of these.
You're NOT the only one. I have 50pz700u and have three pixel problems I didn't see until I viewed with this download burned to DVD.http://www.eaprogramming.com/downloa...nload_main.htm
A search on this forum for dead pixels reveals plenty of people had/have them. My set came from CC in Sebring Fl build May/07.
1st - 1 inch or so in from left side, pixel is dark and does not work under any color and when viewed from an angle makes it appear more like a quarter inch line but is actually one pixel.
2nd – dead center of screen but is not as dark as the 1st and what is noticed more is looking at an angle it almost appears there is a scratch or smear on the outer sheet of glass, very hard to tell and to see. I actually wondered if someone building it might actually have put something on the layer of glass to hide the defective pixel because that's what it looks like.
3rd – Right side about 1/4th of the way in only dead when the screen is blue, works on colors other than blue.
None of them can be seen from a distance and I never saw them even when looking for dead pixels while a regular program was on, only spotted them on the solid color DVD as mentioned above. I do see them under all situations now however since I know where they are, it's not the dvd or source. I assume there are owners who don't even realize they have dead pixels if they haven't used the test disk. I wish I had sooner, not sure what I'll do. I can't see it from more than 5 feet or so back, but just knowing they are there bothers me and I find myself looking for them when watching a show.