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Old 05-16-16, 08:25 AM
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Bout a new LED = wife in full panic mode

So we haven't bought a new TV in probably 7 to 8 years. Our old Samsung plasma - just after the factory warranty ran out - started developing vertical lines in the screen. We watched that thing for 6ish years like that. Got worse and worse. This weekend I decided that we ditch the thing and get a new TV. So we bought a nice Sony LED - 4k. Got it home and I installed a wall mount. Mounted it on the wall. She handed me a cable, and as she was doing that - the cable *barely* touched the screen of the TV. So she noticed that there was a tiny 'divot'. And I mean teeeeeeny tiny thing. So she starts panicking. I say not to worry about it. I turn the TV on, no dead pixels or anything. Can't even see the itty bity spot - either when turned off, or on - ESPECIALLY when at normal viewing distance. You have to be roughly half a foot - eye ball to screen, and the screen turned off to see the pencil tip sized spot. She's still in panic mode. :-/ She's afraid it will get worse and spider out - or the pixels will start to die in that spot. So we argued about it. A lot - whether to return it or not.

Anyone have experience with LED TV's and spots like that? Will this thing be done for? I say she is worried about nothing. I tried to explain to her that if the TV can be ruined like that from a cable lightly tapping the front - that these wouldn't even be in production. She's one of those that needs everything to be perfect. It drives me nuts. She will seriously think about it for years if we don't replace it. I say she needs to get over it. The trouble of taking it back to the store is more hassle than it's worth - in my opinion. Especially knowing that this is 'impact' damage. She says to not even tell them. I disagree. If we didn't tell them about the ding, what would my reason even be to return it? It works perfectly fine.
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Time to switch to decaf.

Or tell her about that little thing you've got going on the side. She'll forget all about that tiny blemish.
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Originally Posted by skijor View Post
Time to switch to decaf.

Or tell her about that little thing you've got going on the side. She'll forget all about that tiny blemish.
We aren't coffee drinkers :-O

So maybe it's time to *start* drinking coffee?
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They all have plastic screens now and don't bleed like old LCD's did if you hit the screen. If you literally cannot capture a picture of the flaw with the TV off (with a modern smart phone or point and shoot) then I'd say you probably shouldn't exchange it. If you can, maybe, but you'd probably have to tell them it came like that. Unless you bought it at walmart. Walmart takes everything.

Or I'd be willing to bet there is some sort of easy ingenious way to fill minor imperfections in plastic.
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