Originally Posted by Gobstopper
Are dead/stuck pixels even noticeable when you don't know they're there? I've never noticed one (so I don't know what they look like) on any laptop or any LCD screen and I don't understand why people even look for them in the first place.
You'd notice a hot pixel any time you have a dark background and it is the opposite for a dead pixel. They stand out quite a bit to me. You don't have to look for them.
Notice the dark background at the top and sides of this page. If you had a stuck/hot pixel in one of those areas you'd notice a little light bulb that was always on and you can never turn it off. It's annoying to me. Other people are fine with it. It's one of those 'your own opinion' things.
I've seen people in the forum mention programs that are used to detect them, but never tried them.