Originally Posted by robertw11
I can tell you right now, the pixel will not be operating normally ever since I ran a program off of jscreenfix.com that normally get stuck pixels to fire in 20mins and have been running D-nice settings with the break in dvd for over 2 hours now and it is still stuck.
The pixel is stuck or dead, not sure which one this is considered. If you get about one inch from the screen the pixels each have three colors, red, green, blue. My pixel where green is supposed to be is black, and red and blue are always brighter then all the other pixels are, for instance when the screen is all white on the break in dvd. When a dark screen is on the, pixel goes black, for instance when I tried 300 today, so that seems to function as normal. It's as if the pixel cannot get lighter, only be bright half red/black/blue. It stick out like a sore thumb when there are lighter solid colors around the pixel, and it is really strange that the center of the pixel is always black.
I really doubt this thing will begin working correctly.
Hey Robert. I feel your pain, as I am experiencing the exact same issue. My 4280 was delivered 8 days ago and upon first running the break-in dvd I noticed - to my horror - a black speck on the screen. After several sessions of watching it cycle through the various colors with my eyes less than 1" from the screen, I have come to three conclusions.
1) My knowledge of pixels has increased, if only from staring at them in action during several extended periods of close inspection
2) My wife thinks I am an obsessive compulsive idiot
3) The problem is exactly as you described and is attributed to a dead green subpixel. There is nothing wrong w/ the red and blue subpixels that sandwich the green one - they just appear brighter than the others at times due to the increased contrast they receive by being next to a dark field (dead green subpixel).
I have finished all 150 hours of the break-in dvd and the problem still exists. I hear running Pixar videos sometimes do the trick, but seeing as the subpixel is dead and not stuck, I am not confident that anything will remedy the situation. The good news is that at 8' away it is only noticeable on large fields of white or light color and luckily I'm not a hockey fan. Personally, I'd rather it be dead than stuck, as it does not distract from the sweet blacks that the set produces.
Anyone have comments or personal experiences in regards to dead subpixels that they'd like to share, preferably stories about remedied dead pixels? Thanks, and good luck to you Robert.