Looking for some advice here.
About 2 weeks ago I purchased an open box 60" from BB. About 2 days after I picked it up I start really examining it with solid color images (R,G,B,Y) and noticed quite a few dead pixels. All in all, I found 7 areas with one or more sub-pixels out (anywhere from 1-3 sub-pixels in a given area). Panel has a serial number starting with 2118 which means a Nov 2012 build date. Other than than, it seems perfect. Of course, in general viewing I can't see the dead pixels, but having that many dead is worrisome (and of course now I know they are there). Panel has about 500 hours on it. On solid color screens, I can see the largest of the dead areas from my viewing distance.
So I contacted BB and they sent a GS agent out to evaluate. He could clearly see the dead pixels and called Sharp who ended up saying that it was "within spec". According to the ISO specs, I think I am right on the hairy edge of acceptable (10 sub-pixels permanently out and 1 is flaky). I separately called the Elite line and they said they could put in for possible replacement, but didn't know if that department would do anything. Since I was concerned about my return period running out, I asked for them to hold off for right now.
So I went back to BB and talked to a Mag rep and the store manager and they started looking around for another open box to replace it. (BTW, they've been great thru the whole process)
Today, they found one and asked if I could go and evaluate it before they go thru the trouble of having it transferred to my local store. The store is close, so I said yes. I spent about 1.5 hours there evaluating it as closely as possible (hard because it was mounted high on the wall - they had t go get me a ladder). It certainly has less dead pixels, but still is not perfect (I know, perfect is asking for a lot). The screen looks pretty much pristine, no scratches. Used a microfiber to get rid of the schmutz on the screen and it seems all good. Here's the problem. The set has a serial number that starts with 1088, which I believe means a January 2011 build date and the panel has over 6500 hours on it!! (almost 6400 backlight hours)
So, would I be better off with a much older TV with that many hours on it (I suppose I don't have to worry about infant mortality)? Should I have them keep looking? There are other stores around showing open boxes available. In fact, there is one that isn't too far that is actually showing as CHEAPER than what I bought. Would you take that TV, ask them to keep looking, go evaluate the cheaper set and possibly return the current set......
LG B6 65" OLED, Phillips UHD BluRay, Denon AVR-X4000, Chromecast Ultra, Roku Ultra, eD speakers and sub