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TV Emergency, time sensitive

09-06-2010, 01:03 AM
Hey all! Thanks in advance for all your insight and support. Im new to the HDTV game, and recently purchased my first one. I was doing alot of market research and when dell put up a Sonly LED edgelit 40" HDTV for 750 i jumped on it.

Well I got the TV on the 19th of the last month and havent really been able to use it until the past couple of days. I got some HDMI cables off of amazon and hooked up my 360. Now ive been having alot of fun playing games in 1080p for the first time in my life but today I started noticing something very odd. There seems to be an extreamly faint discoloration at the top center for about a half an inch in the picture, maybe this is a break in the edgelighting im not sure, but almost impossible to see. Also a pixel droped dead today! It seems absurd, but this is my first HDTV and a dead pixel, 2 weeks in on a what i thought was nice TV seems crazy.

So my options are, return it tomorrow and get a refund.( i have 21 days)

Or keep it, calibrate it and enjoy, ignoring the pixel.

If I were to return It i would get a Samsung 50" Plasma (1080p/600hz) for about the same price or a bit more. I figure plasma would be the way to go definately since i primarily will enjoy videogames on it.


Edit: TV model i have now: KDL40EX600 40" Sony Bravia LED LCD and ill probably get this TV if I return it: Samsung PN50B530 50-Inch 1080p Plasma HDTV

09-06-2010, 06:50 AM
Seems like the LED technology isn't quite right yet.

Gaming, get a plasma...

09-06-2010, 09:43 AM
If you arent 100% happy return it, since its now or never for the return, and then take some time looking around for the correct TV. I would suggest strongly taking into account a plasma if video gaming is going to be the primary use. Look at Panasonic and Samsung and also this years LG is meant to have some nice offerings.

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