40 in tv has a stuck pixel

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  1. dukebound85 macrumors P6

    dukebound85

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    That shows up on red and white backgrounds as dead but fine on others

    Its the only one I can find

    I bought it in feb 09

    I called sams and they said they could exchange it for a new one

    Should I do that? Sorta feel like I would be scamming sams but they said to bring it in if it was bugging me and i just started noticing it (hardly ever use the tv) so its not scamming as they are ok with me doing that but still

    or am i too ocd

    buuuut if i got store credt, i could get a better tv for less as well
     
  2. yg17 macrumors G5

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    If their policy lets you return it, then I don't think you're scamming them. I returned a monitor to Dell over one stuck pixel, didn't bother me one bit.
     
  3. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    Agreed. Its up to you to decide. For me, I probably wouldn't even notice it.
     
  4. dukebound85 thread starter macrumors P6

    dukebound85

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    its only seaable in red (looks black), white (looks greenish), yellow (looks greenish)

    works fine for black, blue and green

    any chance it will just start working again? i tried rubbing it and doing the screen videos to no help lol
     
  5. Rampant.A.I. macrumors 6502a

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    Why don't you return it? That's why they have the policy.

    If you chucked a remote at it or something that caused the pixel to get stuck, I could see feeling guilty about it.

    But you bought a working TV, and something went wrong with it. Return it or exchange it for a new one! Seriously, this is one of the appeals of buying from a big-box store.

    Or you could always keep it until the stuck pixel really starts to bother you, and you're past the return date. ;)
     
  6. adk macrumors 68000

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    Assuming your TV is 1080p, you have one malfunctioning pixel and 2,073,599 working ones. Keep that in mind.
     
  7. dukebound85 thread starter macrumors P6

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    just out of curiousity do all 1080p sets only have a vertical resolution of 1080 pixels or do many larger tvs have more than that?

    i tried to look at the difference in pixel size and they seem to be same size on a 40 inch or a 55 incher lol
     
  8. iMJustAGuy macrumors 68020

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    While it is a minute problem, you are paying for a brand new perfect conditioned product.
     
  9. dukebound85 thread starter macrumors P6

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    took it back, gave me a full credit which i then turned and got a Samsung 40in b610

    I had a 40" A530 so I was able to upgrade for free:)

    Only bad thing is that this new one does not have PiP:(
     
  10. XnavxeMiyyep macrumors 65816

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    To be honest, I would feel scammed if they wouldn't take it back. 40" TVs are expensive and should be expected to work.
     

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