Pixel light, pixel bright...ah me.
July 30, 2014 10:13 AM Subscribe
We've owned a largish Mistubishi HD TV, for five or six years. The only issues we've had were two: the lamp had to be replaced, and then the set began to shut down a few minutes after we fired it up. We wait until the little green light stopped flashing then fire it up again, and it works just fine. We do this procedure pretty much every time we turn the set on.
But that's not my main problem now.
posted by mule98J to Technology (3 answers total)
A few weeks ago a pixel went "clear" near the border of the screen. It was a bright little star, noticeable against a dark background, and we were able to ignore it. After a few weeks three more of these little fuckers appeared.
I have check the net for solutions, and the only thing I've found is a Java applet called JscreenFix. After researching it, I came away with mixed reviews that ranged from "it works fine" to "but it's not really free" to it didn't work at all. Other reviewers claim it works only by letting it run for several hours, and then the results are spotty, or temporary. I have learned from these anecdotes that unruly pixels are not necessarily dead, but can get stuck. My virus scanner goes nuts when I asked it to survey the app.
That's what I found out. I have not much faith in my button-pushing skills. Mrs Mule and I have no qualms about replacing the set, but it seems prudent to check in with the hive-mind before tossing this one into the back of my car and sending it to cyberheaven.
Four white, bright pixels, with the prospect of more to come....fixable?