psp with dead pixels

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  1. ReV smokey255

    ReV smokey255 John Kerry of video cards

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    i recently bought a psp and i am wondering what does a dead pixel look like on a psp. If i do have one i am going to wait until sony does upgrades to fix the unit
     
  2. brc64

    brc64 Zeeky H. Bomb

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    Technically, a dead pixel is one that's always off, or black. The term is often applied to "stuck pixels", though, which are pixels that don't properly change color, or always stay a certain color (for example, a pixel that it always green). I haven't noticed any of either on my PSP, but I haven't run any extensive tests. Honestly, I don't want to. If I test it and find out that there is a "bad" pixel on there, then I'll become fixated on it and it will drive me crazy. Right now, I enjoy the fact that the screen appears to be flawless to me.

    - Me
     
  3. Calliers

    Calliers Administrator/Editor Staff Member

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    Yeah, but there's still one shity thing concerning the screen of the PSP that has to be adressed that I think I'll even start a new thread on, when you change the date, the bloody screen interface changes color, and the color for April is...get this (I'm sure alot of you already know)...pink. WTH is that!!? :annoyed:
     
  4. Vikingod

    Vikingod Int'l Fish Liaison

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    Shitty, this happened to a friend of mine, he is pretty pissed.
     
  5. BiGBrOwNPimpsta

    BiGBrOwNPimpsta HH's #1 Hustla and Pimp

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    basically you should notice a tiny black dot that never goes away, thats called a dead pixel
     
  6. jugganutz

    jugganutz New Member

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    yeah i cant believe what sony said about that dead pixle problem. "oh its typical for an LCD screen to have a couple dont worry about i, if after two weeks it stops then send it back and will send you a refurb or a new unit". I like to stay far away from sony for a few generations of a product, e.g. playstation 1 overheat playstation 2 same and there laptops and home recievers stink.
     
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    HardwareHeaven Administrator Staff Member

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    Actually you make a good point.
     
  8. Ubergrendle

    Ubergrendle Semper ubi sub ubi

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    I guess the best bet is to have them open the unit in the store and try it out before you leave. I got burned once buying a replacement cellphone for an existing plan. They claimed they programmed it and it was fine, I took it home and the LCD screen was dead. Took it back, they blamed me with physical damage...no recourse short of small claims court, which wasn't worth the hassle, i had to replace it. NEVER again will I leave a store w/o inspecting the product at point-of-purchase.

    Except OEM computer stuff, which you really can't check. The discount you get between OEM vs Retail is worth the risk over the long term.
     
  9. Calliers

    Calliers Administrator/Editor Staff Member

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    Sony's way over-rated, just coz they released a good device called the walk man in the past that sold like crazy coz it was one of the greatest technological wonders at the time, doesen't mean that they're the best every time in every single other type of device.

    I don't know why Sony fanboys can't just see that. :confused:
     
  10. Ubergrendle

    Ubergrendle Semper ubi sub ubi

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    what's wrong with sony

    Even as recently as 5 years ago Sony was holding the line on quality and innovation. I bought a 27" TV from them in the mid-90s that is better than alot of what you can buy new today. They also have a very elegant design process where you can tell its Sony, with their devices all have the same type of control panels and inputs... until recently Panasonic, JVC, Samsung all were re-inventing the wheel for each device.

    The original Playstation was quite good for its era, far superior to N64 and the other competitors dropped by the wayside. PS/2 had lots of quality problems for the first year or so, i gather its much better now. I shudder to think what the PS/3 will be like. :oops:

    At this point, Sony is too political a company. They squandered the minidisc and mp3 trend because of their insistence on proprietary standards and data protection...Sony Music dictating Sony policy.

    There's nothing Sony has on the market, aside from the PS/2 and now the PSP, that is unique. Arguably JVC and Canon camcorders are better (also in terms of $), TVs are commoditized even in the plasma space, Sony audio has always lagged behind Yamaha in terms of quality, and iPods & iRivers and Rios rule the day in portable music. I suspect Sony will be hitting a wall shortly where they begin to lose market share.

    With a 4 hr battery life and high initial cost I also except PSP sales to be disappointing over the long haul. Only because of artifical limited supply and high return rates are PSPs seen as a rare commodity right now.
     
  11. pr0digal jenius

    pr0digal jenius Delete Me

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    That goes for anything though.

    The first XBoxes didn't have proper cooling and would even catch fire if in a small enough space with poor enough ventilation.

    The first GameCubes had poor disc "drives" and they would refuse to spin after 2-300 hours of play time.
     
  12. Judas

    Judas Obvious Closet Brony Pony

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    Rule of thumb has always been... wait a few generations for a new product to mature. Specially something like a PSP, enless you just can't wait and are willing to help the company producing the product "beta" test it.

    This rule applies to just about EVERYTHING. A new memory module, hardrive interface. No, not a simple upgrade, but a complete rework of the entire tech or new standard.
     
  13. Calliers

    Calliers Administrator/Editor Staff Member

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    Problems with the PSP 101 (IMO)

    Battery life is pretty sucky, from 4 hours to 2 hours depending on which titles you play.

    The ergonomics of the unit arn't suited for slightly bigger hands, you'll get cramps quickly, and I have big hands, so I've felt this, it ain't pretty. The shoulder buttons are mounted badly, they're real uncomfortable.

    The "latch" that closes the UMD drive can break easily (people's came broken in the box all the time from what I've heard), meaning that you have to put in a UMD disc, hold the drive closed and then slide the latch yourself (annoying to do, especially since it requires both hands while you're still holding the thing up).

    And finally there's the dreaded dead pixels, which we've already seen and heard of in action, and which this thread is actually about.

    Now you can see why I don't think the PSP's the bestest best thing in the world, I ain't saying it's completely wack, just saying it ain't perfect. Handhelds like it still have a pretty long way to go I'm afraid.

    I'm sure there are even more problems with the thing if you bother to look or ask for them, those are just the ones I've managed verify from playing friend's machines.
     
  14. Castaa

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    From what I've heard, dead or stuck pixels are pretty common with the PSP.

    I agree the Sony name brand has declined a lot over the last few years at least.

    Their HDTVs are over priced disappointments in most cases as well.
     
  15. jugganutz

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    my friends sony vaio laptop was junk. it had a mobile 9100 when it first came out. He sent it back to them 6 times for overheating up until the warrenty ran out. Everytime he sent it back they said the replaced all the overheating components but they did not.

    The consoles all had problems when they first came out is true but i swear it takes sony a few generations to fix the problem as for other companies fix it right away. Its like sony thinks there crap dosen't stink and dont react until its a big problem. Just like car companies, it works and we crammed everything but if it breaks good luck working on it without pulling the engine.
    Those slim ps2's get pretty hot which voided me out of getting one.
     
  16. Tipstaff

    Tipstaff Well-Known Member

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    Personally, I'm not a Sony fanboy. Although I do like the PSP a lot, and I have a Hi-MD player, I refuse to buy any other Sony product for one reason: you always pay a minimum of $100 more for their products JUST cuz it's got a SONY label on it. That aside... I just want to say that this isn't an attack on any specific people. It's just that it's getting a little annoying when I keep reading stuff from people that don't own a PSP, so, bare with me here...

    I bought my PSP at my local EB Games, and when I did I picked up the 1 year, no questions asked warranty for it. That means I can swap it for a new one ANYTIME I WANT within the year.... even if someone I hate touches it I can swap it anytime. I can even extend that warranty when I swap it for ANOTHER year. When the next revision comes out you can bet I will swap it (as when other revisions come out), but until then I'll be enjoying my PSP to it's fullest. I'll be watching my movies (porn included), the tv shows I missed, listening to music, reading my books, looking at photos (porn included), and playing 8 friends head-to-head (not that kinda head you pervs) in Wipeout Pure (and in a months time browsing online, chatting on IRC/AIM, and listening/watching streaming media when the next firmware is released.. oh.. and I can already do the first 2.. just not officially).

    BTW.. Just to set the record straight.. there are no Sony 'Fanboys'. That's a rumor Sega started, and which Nintendo paid them to start... AND a rumor, I might add, that Microsoft cultists continue to chant as 'You know what I heard?" gosip to this day. Damn cultists... ;)

    -Tip

    Edit - Why are so many people slamming the PSP? I admit it has it's flaws (that's not in disagreement), and it's had a rocky launch, but most of the negative comments I read are from those that don't own one, hate everything Sony, or are repeating something 'they heard or read' that was negative about the PSP from sites that have repeated something they 'heard or read' about on other sites. I mean.. for Gods sake, buy a PSP, and use it for a while. When you do I will be more inclined to listen to your squaking and whinning about how bad the PSP is, and be more inclined to agree/disagree with you.. but I won't on something your 'heard or read' about it.. or from your 10 mins of playing with it. Thank you kindly, and so endth my 'whinning'. :p
     
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  17. Geminiwave

    Geminiwave I Have lovely Breasts

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    I refuse to buy sony products because of what the music label is currently doing.

    period.
     
  18. gr934

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    my friends psp had a dead pixel and apparently eb doesn't wanna take it back :|
     

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