As stated above, Dell allows up to 5 dark pixels. That is, Dell is saying that a small number of stuck or dead pixels (up to 5) are normal and not a defect.
Only thing Nintendo is doing different is not being specific about the amount. Which is amateurish, yes, worthy of outrage, no.
Still don't agree, we can go on arguing over semantics, it's just that to me and practically anyone out there who cares about meaning, Nintendo's statement is a bit abusive compared to other manufacturers. Why?
You mention Dell, well they don't say it's a characteristic of lcds
and therefore normal. Dell do use the terms sub-pixel defects
, and 1 to 5 normal within industry standards
. That makes a not-so-subtle difference whatever you may think.
Nintendo don't state the numbers for warranty okay, they can correct that okay, but they'll also have to change their entire statement which as a whole is denying the defective nature of stuck pixels entirely, calling it normal for LCDs period.
If you know there'll be a level of shit with your products as a manufacturer you have to be very clear and precise, because what's a characteristic of customers and can be considered normal is that they demand a satisfying explanation, not providing one is
a case for outrage.
I'm happy to argue semantics, but I really don't see what you have a problem with.
Is your issue that Nintendo isn't calling defective pixels defect, even if they'll obviously accept that a panel with a lot of defect pixels is a defect panel? Who do you think cares what the pixels are called, who do you think is judging the pixels outside of the context of the entire panel? In the context of the entire panel, Nintendo's statement is similar to other manufacturers (Dell says a panel with defect pixels is normal as you quoted yourself).
Is your issue that Nintendo aren't explicitly saying panels can be defect because of pixel faults? They very clearly state that, even if it's implicitly.
Is Nintendo's statement abusive (or even dishonest)? No. Is it staggeringly incompetent from a company Nintendo's size? Yes. Would there be a huge outrage if this was a statement was from a company that weren't involved in console fanboy wars? I really don't think so. At the end of the day, if you're not satisfied with your Switch you'll just return it where you bought it anyway.