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My Pioneer Kuro has a sticky orange pixel issue.

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Hello all,

 

For the past 2 weeks I've noticed an orange pixel on my screen that seems to be blinking, on some programmes its clearly visible, for instance, if the sky guide is on i can see the orange pixel from my viewing distance of 2.9m. I emailed Pioneer who responded with this answer:

 

Dear Mr Dietzman,As a consequence of plasma technology it is possible to have a small numberof over active or inactive pixels on a plasma screen. Having somewhere inthe region of 6.2 million pixels on a plasma screen, if just 1 has an issueit may not be considered out of specification.Pixels are made up of 3 cells, red green and blue. If your getting onestuck on orange, its possible that one or more cells are not working. Apixel will not be able to work like this for long and will eventually stopworking all together resulting in a dead pixel. Dead pixels are notvisible under normal viewing conditions with the screen at the correctviewing distance.There are several things you can do to try to help the screen resolve thison its own. Running the screen overnight with an untuned analogue TVchannel with the picture settings set to Dynamic is quite hard for a screento produce and will force it to have to try to produce very light and verydark sections all moving around at the same time. This effectivelyexercises the screen and can help to either get the pixel "un stuck" as itwere or accelerate the process of it stopping working all together. Thisis not, however, how we would suggest viewing the screen normally so youwould need to reset the picture settings back to User or Standard whilewatching TV normally.

I'm happy with there response as it seems that this pixel will eventually burn out, the problem being is getting an analouge signal to the tv, I'm in a new build that has no analouge ariel installed, also the tv is wall mounted and all my gear, which is run over HDMI runs into the amp then one HDMi to the tv.

If anyone has any suggestions it will be gratefully recieved.

 

Dean.

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RE: My Pioneer Kuro has a sticky orange pixel issue.

 

Select analogue TV mode and there’s your “snowstorm”.

Exactly the same as having a tuned analogue TV with the aerial unplugged.

 

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RE: My Pioneer Kuro has a sticky orange pixel issue.

And the "snowstorm begins". Sizzers, Thankyou.

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RE: My Pioneer Kuro has a sticky orange pixel issue.

You're welcome mate, I just hope it cures your problem.

I'm pretty sure you're not going to miss a single pixel, but a fixed orange one must be damned annoying!

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