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Hi,

I get my 46PZ85U delivered tomorrow which I am very excited about.... like a little kid on Christmas morning. Anyways, I have been reading around this forum and some others and I have noticed talk about dead/stuck pixels on brand new panels. Is this very common or is it something that everyone may have and just never notice? A lot of the posts people have mentioned getting their TV's from Amazon also, and I am hoping that not all TV's that come from Amazon have bad pixels. I just really hope that my TV is perfect tomorrow when I get it. I also am wondering if I should even look for bad pixels because if I have some I will not be able to stop staring at it while watching TV. Just wanted to see if anyone has purchased a Panasonic plasma from Amazon and if it arrived fine with the white glove delivery and if the panel has bad pixels. Thanks everyone, this is an awesome forum... mostly everyone knows what they are talking about it seems!
 

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The thing about dead/stuck pixels on a 1080p set is that you're not likely to notice anything when using it normally for tv, movies and games. I don't have exact numbers but there are thousands of tiny pixels on a 1080p set...one or two here and there are highly unlikely to affect PQ in any way and is no indicator that more will die in the future or other problems will arise. Dead/stuck pixels usually occur during the panel manufacturing process and each maker of plasma/lcd panels has a certain number that is considered within normal tolerance.
 

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"here are 2,073,600 pixels on your display alone"


6.2million sub-pixels is the number you were looking for in relation to this conversation.
 

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I realize that one in relation to millions is not even worth worrying about, but the way people talk is thats all you can see from a couple feet away etc. I really don't know anything about this, this is my first plasma. I just dont want to be turning my tv on and seeing a bunch of green or red color dots all over my screen for something that costs this much money!
 

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Thanks DLJ, I stand corrected!


JBS, I agree with you there, my 42pz85 is in the mail right now, and I'm hoping I'll have a perfect set show up on my doorstep, however, I've already told myself I won't be checking pixels and will only "care" if I notice issues when doing setup/calibration. Weather or not I can hold true to that only time shall tell...


Let us know what you think when it arrives today!
 

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Originally Posted by tspinning /forum/post/15477244


At a resolution of 1920x1080 (42pz85u) there are 2,073,600 pixels on your display alone... now does 1 being out matter?

It's just my personality, but do you know how many pixels I will see if there's a single bad one on a panel of however many bajillion otherwise good ones?
 

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"I just dont want to be turning my tv on and seeing a bunch of green or red color dots all over my screen for something that costs this much money!"


You wouldn't be. Plasma's cells really only fail in the "off" position, leaving a dark sub-pixel. This means that the other two sub-pixels still work, creating odd coloring effects. On an all white screen with a failed blue sub-pixel somewhere, that single pixel would be kind of yellow looking. This would be when the issue would be most noticable, and from personal experience, I couldn't see that defect beyond a 4 foot distance on a 854x480 42" plasma. With a pixel density of about 3x, you'd have to be looking for the issue at a distance of less than 2 feet, and using test patterns to try to find dead sub-pixels.


In short. Don't worry about it.
 
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