Sony W32S3000 - Dead pixel only with certain shows - TV or the broadcaster?
Brand new TV, top center-right of image, one black pixel, quite obvious.
However, this ONLY happens on a couple of shows, namely new first-airing episodes of things like Desperate Housewives, Gossip Girl, etc. Not with repeats, not on loads of other shows, not with DVDs.
It's visible on any network showing the program (i.e. CTV, ABC, etc.).
Things I've speculated on...
1. The TV is resizing the screen for certain shows, and it's a certain ratio which has the problem...
No, as I've tried several screen ratios, and turned auto-sizing off. Besides, it doesn't happen on the repeats of the same shows. Or indeed during the advert breaks.
2. It's some sort of anti-DivX rip thing the channels are putting out on first-airings...
Seems unlikely unless they want to screw all the people who might actually want to watch it on their TV!
Not a huge issue, but it's irritating.
I am reasonably sure it's not the TV that's the problem for the reasons outlined, but if it is then I need to get it swapped before the end of the month. Cable signal is a standard (non-digital) Shaw service.