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So, last June I purchased a Samsung 2443BW because I wanted a 1920x1200 monitor.. The first one I got developed a dead/stuck pixel in around 2 days and I got it replaced from the shop I bought it, the replacement monitor developed a dead/stuck pixel in around a week and again, I got it replaced.. Now around 8 months later, one pixel in the middle of the screen has gotten exceedingly bright and is so on all colors except for black(duh).

Now, I'm pretty sure the store has no obligation whatsoever to replace the monitor, and frankly, I have no interest in another one of these monitors..
Should I try to sell it on towards an IPS panel? Dell u2311 for example?
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yes. if you have the cash to upgrade and the dead pixel bugs you, then it will make you happy! ;D
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I know it probably shouldn't, but the bright pixel probably bothers me more than the other cases..
But this is the fourth LCD monitor I've gotten, if I go for an IPS panel monitor, won't it be just as likely that I'll get a dead pixel? This has made me paranoid
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ips monitors will give you better colors and higher contrast ration than (im guessing you have a TN monitor right now) TN monitors, while TN provides very slightly better response time, ips nearly match it, while giving better viewing angle, better color accuracy, and better contrast ratios.

it comes down to if you can afford it. an IPS monitor will definately last longer and provide better picture.
post #5 of 13
I had a Samsung 2443BW, brilliant monitor, had no probs, but now I use 32 HDTV - LG LH3000.and would never go back to a computer monitor.

Great 4 gaming and great 4 reading on the internet etc. Try a 32 HDTV if u havnt! You might be surprised. Make sure it is 1080p.
post #6 of 13
this might help as well -

http://whatconsumer.co.uk/extended-warranties/

its not just about extended warranties!!!!
post #7 of 13
If they've been cool with replacing the others then I would just see if you can get your money back. The IPS seem to be the new craze and I personally think theyre not needed to enjoy a pc. They may be better but not needed. I guess its the luck of the draw on monitors cause Ive never expeirenced a dead/lazy/bright pixel. You can see my sig monitor and I absolutely love it. Its glossy and some people say they produce a "fake." I dont care. I like it and the color quality.
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Whatever you do, don't ever use TV as PC monitor.. it just fails on so many levels.

Get yourself a nice IPS like U2410 or something else.
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post #9 of 13
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Is there no way for me to try and 'revive' the pixel?

Anyways, I'm gonna see what they say at the store, then probably offload the monitor and go for a u2311h.. that looks best pricewise atm.. My TV will be hooked up to my comp but as a secondary monitor, not primary
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Update!

So I went and talked to the store manager to ask him about advice on how to repair the monitor or something like that and he offered to replace my monitor!

He offered me 2x these Samsung 2333t's or (me being stubborn to go back to samsung after being incredibly unlucky with the 2443's) one of these

Now, obviously I like the Dell better.. but the samsung's do look pretty decent on paper, and would get me closer to eventually gaming on 3 monitors.. But in the store they looked insanely bright compared to the monitors next to it(philips and acer), might just have been because of a settings issue idno..

So what do OCNers think, dell or 2x samsungs?
-edit-
oh and I plan on gaming alot.. and from what I read the samsung has a pretty bad ghosting problem.. :s
Edited by JiminyBillyBob - 2/23/11 at 12:56pm
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