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    Default Sony Rear Projection TV expert required.

    Posted a request for advice on AV Forums but as of yet not had a reply. Hope you folks can do better please.

    Just noticed that my new TV (Sony 50" 2010ATNS bought from John Lewis) has a dead pixel.

    John Lewis have agreed to a refund and it can go back next Thursday. They would have also sent a replacement for me to try if they had any more in stock but they don't have any and are not due to get any more either. So my choice is either send it back for a refund or keep it. I really like it now and think that the whole family will miss it if and when it's gone. I've attached a pic of the 'dead' pixel. Is this in your opinion, serious enough to reject the TV or do you think that I'm being too fussy. You can only see it on blue ish backgrounds and then only if you get your eyes really close to the TV, you can't see it from normal viewing distance. What do you think? Keep it or send it back?

    Have any of you folks got any problems like this with yours?

    The other thing I'm worried about (that I didn't really appreciate before) is the cost of/frequency of replacment bulbs.

    The other thing that John Lewis have offered is to send an engineer out to see if there is a fault. Is this blue pixel a fault and if so would I be able to get a new LCD panel fitted to replace the offending one? Is that technically possible and do such spares exist in this country?



    Pic was taken very close up to the screen using macro so is not very good but does allow you to see the blue pixel.

    Thanks for any advice.



    The blue pixel (if it were visible) would appear just to the left of Hugh Edward's left elbow in the picture above.
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    Are you sure thats a rear projection and not a lcd or plasma? It looks a bit thin to be rear projection. Does look the nuts though mate. Its fare to say it cast an arm and a leg, so if its not working get you money back mate, I would.

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    Yep, uses 3 LCDs.

    This is the baby.

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Sony-KDF50E2...&s=electronics

    Got mine from John Lewis for £884 delivered inc. free 5 year warranty. That's a lot for the money. Have been looking around today and realised what I'd be giving up if it went back and I had to start looking again. It's a shame that they haven't got any more otherwise I could get a new one sent out. Argos still sell them but they have put there price back up to £999 and don't offer any warranty over the standard one year (so it's poor value from them).

    There's nothing wrong with it apart from that pixel which you can't see unless the screen is the right colour to show it up and you are too close to it to watch it anyway. But I know that it's there, that's the problem really, I suppose. Am I too much of a perfectionist?

    PS - can't fault John Lewis on customer care by the way. I'd recommend their on-line set up to anyone looking for a new TV + all their TVs come with the 5 year warranty which is not to be sniffed at.
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    the pixel is not dead its stuck, try gently massaging the area with your finger, it can "sometimes" bring it back to life, another thing to try is apply pressure to the area whilst tv is off, and switch it on.

    oh & also gently tapping it can also unstick it sometimes.

    worth a try innit

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    But the screen is only displaying the projected image. The 3 x LCD panels are in the back somewhere.

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    How things move on. When I was last looking for Tvs (about 3 years ago) rear projections were always quite deep. I see what you mean with the deal you got, its a tough one mate.

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    It's a LCD rear projection isn't it? Do they use bulbs? As Rushy said yes that is thin as it's not a rear projection where you have the three coloured canons (bit like projectors you ee in bars) stood upright which is where the depth comes from. I have one of these & is much deeper but still slimmer than a tv with a tube & also has a large area of casing beneath the screen to house the canons.
    Mine has also seemed to have developed a black spot but I don't understand how or where it is, I've tried bashing the screen as it's plastic & flexible but it doesn't seem to shift. I can't see it from a distance, it's 3 years old so I couldn't care less. The missus won't take it as a reason to get a nice new LCD.

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    I've got the slightly earlier model



    I think the manufacturers class one dead pixel as acceptable, (but not absolutely sure)

    Don't worry about the bulbs. There's a lot of scaremongering about their life. It should last you at least five years of normal use. They're also coming down in price all the time. I've had mine a year now and it's been great.

    I can also recommend a Sony NS76 HDMI DVD player. I've just replaced my Philips and the difference is amazing. The upscaling to 1080i gives an amazingly clear picture. (You'll also find me on AV Forums aka 'quietlife' )

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    Hi MLC. I think that you put me on to AV Forums in the first place when I came on here asking for advice before purchase. If it hadn't been for you and subsequently them, I wouldn't have found out about the site and John Lewis offer inc. the £15 on-line discount so thanks very much for that.

    Have you had any problmes with pixels?

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    No problems at all. The TV has been perfect. Get a good HDMI player (the Sony!!) and a good surround system and you'll enjoy every DVD you watch.

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