Ruh, roh, Raggy...Just noticed that I have a dead pixel now on my Dell FP1901 flat panel here at work. First one after a year's worth of use, and it's near the top edge of the screen so not totally catastrophic, but I did think it's worth mentioning.
Then again, I've seen LCD panels that ship with dead pixels and this is the first that I've noticed on a FP1901, of which we have like 40.
Did have another failure early on where an entire column of pixels of one of the FP1901s was dead.
All in all not a bad track record, but not entirely satisfactory either as I expect to have zero dead pixels for the first 3 years of a quality LCD panel.
According to this, Dell Dead Pixel Policy, Dell won't replace the LCD panel unless it has at least 6 dead pixels. So before you buy an LCD panel, I suggest you find out what the vendor's dead pixel replacement policy is.
BTW, the pixel is actually what is called a lit pixel in that it stays a constant light blue color, but the effect is the same none the less.