From: johannes on
This morning my Phillips 20W LCD suddenly didn't work. It would occasionally
flash the screen for a couple of seconds, indicating that the LCD panel itself
was OK. But something in the electronics most have broken. This was confirmed by
connecting to a second PC. Possibly, the Phillips 20W could be repaired, but that
would take too long for me.

I needed a monitor real quick and it is Sunday. I went around PC World, but
didn't find anything interesting in my price range. So I went to Argos and
picked up an Acer X223HQ 21.5" 1920x1080 for only �129.99 . Although this is
the cheapest in the range, I can't fault the picture. No pixel errors and as
clear and bright as the Phillips. Only snag is that it doesn't have the height
adjustment like the Phillips, but that one costs me twice as much about two
years ago.
From: TJ on

"johannes" <johs(a)sizefi3435636744646tter.com> wrote in message
news:4B8A9D8B.6BF9CCCB(a)sizefi3435636744646tter.com...
> This morning my Phillips 20W LCD suddenly didn't work. It would
> occasionally
> flash the screen for a couple of seconds, indicating that the LCD panel
> itself
> was OK. But something in the electronics most have broken. This was
> confirmed by
> connecting to a second PC. Possibly, the Phillips 20W could be repaired,
> but that
> would take too long for me.
>
> I needed a monitor real quick and it is Sunday. I went around PC World,
> but
> didn't find anything interesting in my price range. So I went to Argos and
> picked up an Acer X223HQ 21.5" 1920x1080 for only �129.99 . Although this
> is
> the cheapest in the range, I can't fault the picture. No pixel errors and
> as
> clear and bright as the Phillips. Only snag is that it doesn't have the
> height
> adjustment like the Phillips, but that one costs me twice as much about
> two
> years ago.

Sounds good. Dead pixels on a monitor or a TV are a sign that you were sold
a "B Grade" or "REJECT". Companies will buy in rejected panels and try to
sell
them off for full price, then include a disclaimer stating you will be
forced to accept
so many faults before they will exchange it or give a refund. Some
retailers (like
a well known one in Manchester) will charge you �30 to check a monitor they
are selling as new, but which is a cut price reject. They already KNOW it
is faulty
before they sell it. The �30 is for someone to wade through to see which
has the
least defects that are noticable. Anyone not paying the extra charge will
get one of
the ones showing more problems or defects - Trading Standards have been
looking
at this for some time but are useless when it comes to stopping rogue
companies.
If a monitor or TV has dead pixels, you have the right to an exchange or
refund as
it is faulty and the contract is with the shop/retailer NOT the
manufacturer. Some
retailers will try to get out of it as they know the customer will soon find
out they
have bought a B Grade or REJECT at full price and the company have already
told the retailer they can buy them cheap (as little as �20 each) on the
understanding
there is a no returns policy!
So do NOT accept dead pixels, quoting some BS number has absolutely nothing
to do with consumers and does not apply to them. It applies to the
manufacture
in a factory and what the monitors can be classed as if sold.


From: Richard Colton on


"TJ" <nospam(a)virgin.com> wrote in message
news:hmeong$jd$1(a)news.eternal-september.org...
>
> "johannes" <johs(a)sizefi3435636744646tter.com> wrote in message
> news:4B8A9D8B.6BF9CCCB(a)sizefi3435636744646tter.com...
>> This morning my Phillips 20W LCD suddenly didn't work. It would
>> occasionally
>> flash the screen for a couple of seconds, indicating that the LCD panel
>> itself
>> was OK. But something in the electronics most have broken. This was
>> confirmed by
>> connecting to a second PC. Possibly, the Phillips 20W could be repaired,
>> but that
>> would take too long for me.
>>
>> I needed a monitor real quick and it is Sunday. I went around PC World,
>> but
>> didn't find anything interesting in my price range. So I went to Argos
>> and
>> picked up an Acer X223HQ 21.5" 1920x1080 for only �129.99 . Although this
>> is
>> the cheapest in the range, I can't fault the picture. No pixel errors and
>> as
>> clear and bright as the Phillips. Only snag is that it doesn't have the
>> height
>> adjustment like the Phillips, but that one costs me twice as much about
>> two
>> years ago.
>
> Sounds good.
<drivel snipped>

I see the Tiscali idiot has morphed again.

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From: Johannes Andersen on


Richard Colton wrote:
>
> "TJ" <nospam(a)virgin.com> wrote in message
> news:hmeong$jd$1(a)news.eternal-september.org...
> >
> > "johannes" <johs(a)sizefi3435636744646tter.com> wrote in message
> > news:4B8A9D8B.6BF9CCCB(a)sizefi3435636744646tter.com...
> >> This morning my Phillips 20W LCD suddenly didn't work. It would
> >> occasionally
> >> flash the screen for a couple of seconds, indicating that the LCD panel
> >> itself
> >> was OK. But something in the electronics most have broken. This was
> >> confirmed by
> >> connecting to a second PC. Possibly, the Phillips 20W could be repaired,
> >> but that
> >> would take too long for me.
> >>
> >> I needed a monitor real quick and it is Sunday. I went around PC World,
> >> but
> >> didn't find anything interesting in my price range. So I went to Argos
> >> and
> >> picked up an Acer X223HQ 21.5" 1920x1080 for only �129.99 . Although this
> >> is
> >> the cheapest in the range, I can't fault the picture. No pixel errors and
> >> as
> >> clear and bright as the Phillips. Only snag is that it doesn't have the
> >> height
> >> adjustment like the Phillips, but that one costs me twice as much about
> >> two
> >> years ago.
> >
> > Sounds good.
> <drivel snipped>
>
> I see the Tiscali idiot has morphed again.

I think he might be right a couple of years back. Seems that they have now perfected
the process. Even my Philips developed a single dead pixel, but it was dwarfed by
all the dirt collecting on the screen.

But I'm sad the way my Phiilips went dead after less than 3 years. No sign of
anything wrong until I started it up on Sunday morning and the screen remained
black. It's probably covered by some long manufacturer's warranty, but I have
lost all the paperwork. You kind of expect that once it survives the first
3 months, it will last forever.