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As an average guess, do you think this monitor will survive WITHOUT dead pixels or stuff like that for 3 years? An extended warranty is $40 so I don't want to be paying that if it's not working.

I've used TigerDirect's RMA service before, and they pay shipping so if it is DOA then I can RMA it without paying shipping for the first 30 days.
    
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I look at the warranty on how good the product is. A 1 year warranty is the standard for this monitor. A 28 inch for $250 sounds pretty cheap. I would personally get a better one but I wouldn't doubt if it dies or gets dead pixels withing 3 years.
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I've had my 30" dell for almost 5-6 years now. Still goin strong!
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post #4 of 18
Somewhere I've read that dead pixels are more likely to appear when the display is new, rather than when its old. Can't say if that statement is true though.
Anyway, I've not seen any flat screen die within just 3 years so far. Even my old NEC 1760 is still working.
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post #5 of 18
Keep a monitor on a surge protector it will last a long time.
Edited by KBcobra - 3/4/11 at 1:40pm
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Originally Posted by hokeyplyr48 View Post
I've had my 30" dell for almost 5-6 years now. Still goin strong!
and Dell monitors have a standard of 3 years warranty and costs more...

This is a cheaper monitor, I would not be surprised if you get 1 or more dead pixels on arrival.
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post #7 of 18
Cheap monitors die young. I have good flatpanels that are 6 years old and still look great. You get what you pay for.
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post #8 of 18
The company I used to work for had about 12+ INC LCD Monitors. The quality is a little below average, cheap stands, and a lot of bleeding. On top of that, most of the monitor only last for a year. It's lucky if the LCD made it to the 2nd year. There are so many problems with INC LCD and you can see various complaints on google. Do yourself a favor and don't buy their crap. I've used several of them and I personally would pay less than $100 for it. Anything over $100 is waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay to much.
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post #9 of 18
I'm still using a 6 year old VA902 as a secondary monitor. 6 years of hardcore usage and it's still working perfectly. Good that it's a good panel in terms of durability, since it's old. It doesn't have any ghosting and has good colors.

No malfunctioning pixels either.


Anyhow, to the point. It depends really. How long displays last changes. A low quality panel plugged straight into the wall without a surge protector might only last 2 years, while a higher quality panel plugged through a surge protector, and that hasn't been modded or anything might last a longer time.

If you can't stand dead/stuck pixels, you are going to be changing your monitor very often. Monitors get stuck pixels often (low end ones at least), and stuck pixels can also disappear. There's a very high probability that your monitor will have a stuck/dead pixel during the first 3 years of its lifetime.
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post #10 of 18
32in 720p monitor from 2001 is still fine.
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