Tiny black dot on screen -- bad pixel?

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  1. DarrenAlan

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    In the upper left-hand corner of my screen is a tiny black square that is always dark. Is that a bad pixel? Fixes? Associated equipment:

    -Panasonic 47WX49, Gregg Loewen-calibrated
    -Panny RP-91 DVD player
    -Belden 1694 cabling
    -Pioneer HDTV set-top box from Time Warner cable

    Dot is there with movies, cable & OTA so I know it's not the source. Any thoughts or suggestions?


    (FYI, this is an x-post from the "Audio/Video Sources" forum, where I inadvertently posted this earlier.)
     
  2. joey mr

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    you don't get dead pixels on crt based units what that sounds like is that you have something stuck to the screen that has to be removed that is all . [​IMG]


    and when i mean screen i mean the inside of the screen on the back [​IMG]
     
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    This Panny is not an LCD RPTV. It is a CRT so it cannot be a bad pixel.
     
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    Dagnabbit! Joey, you just beat me to it. [​IMG]
     
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    sorry neil just lucky i guess but he gets the picture any way [​IMG]
     
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    That's what I figured, since you're basically just focusing colored beams of light onto a screen with an RPTV, right?

    Well, that's a relief. Now to open the puppy up to see if I can swab the offending material away.

    I thought of asking if it could be material on one of the lenses but then the color would just be off.

    Thanks for the input.
     
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    no if it was on one of the crt's say if you avia and you do red green blue colors buy them selves it would only show up on the color crt that is effected [​IMG]
     

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