My Pioneer Kuro has a sticky orange pixel issue.


Well-known member
Dec 8, 2008
Hello all,

For the past 2 weeks I've noticed an orange pixel on my screen that seems to be blinking, on some programmes its clearly visible, for instance, if the sky guide is on i can see the orange pixel from my viewing distance of 2.9m. I emailed Pioneer who responded with this answer:

Dear Mr Dietzman,

As a consequence of plasma technology it is possible to have a small number
of over active or inactive pixels on a plasma screen. Having somewhere in
the region of 6.2 million pixels on a plasma screen, if just 1 has an issue
it may not be considered out of specification.

Pixels are made up of 3 cells, red green and blue. If your getting one
stuck on orange, its possible that one or more cells are not working. A
pixel will not be able to work like this for long and will eventually stop
working all together resulting in a dead pixel. Dead pixels are not
visible under normal viewing conditions with the screen at the correct
viewing distance.

There are several things you can do to try to help the screen resolve this
on its own. Running the screen overnight with an untuned analogue TV
channel with the picture settings set to Dynamic is quite hard for a screen
to produce and will force it to have to try to produce very light and very
dark sections all moving around at the same time. This effectively
exercises the screen and can help to either get the pixel "un stuck" as it
were or accelerate the process of it stopping working all together. This
is not, however, how we would suggest viewing the screen normally so you
would need to reset the picture settings back to User or Standard while
watching TV normally.

I'm happy with there response as it seems that this pixel will eventually burn out, the problem being is getting an analouge signal to the tv, I'm in a new build that has no analouge ariel installed, also the tv is wall mounted and all my gear, which is run over HDMI runs into the amp then one HDMi to the tv.

If anyone has any suggestions it will be gratefully recieved.



New member
Jun 20, 2008
Select analogue TV mode and there’s your “snowstorm”.

Exactly the same as having a tuned analogue TV with the aerial unplugged.


New member
Jun 20, 2008
You're welcome mate, I just hope it cures your problem.

I'm pretty sure you're not going to miss a single pixel, but a fixed orange one must be damned annoying!