Review Dead Pixel Buddy
Do you think your computer monitor has been used for too long and might be time to buy a new one? You have to know then that some little tricks allow us to know, specifically, if we need to buy a new monitor or continue using the same one because it does not have any inconvenience. Dead Pixel Buddy is a tool that is essential in these cases.
Well, thanks to Dead Pixel Buddy, you will have the possibility to know, in just seconds, if your old or newly purchased monitor has a problem with dead pixels, either to change it for another or to claim the product warranty in case you have just purchased it. This is a simple application that allows you to test your LCD screen to be sure it has no "dead" parts.
The first thing that stands out about this utility is how fast we can download it to our computer, considering that its weight is minimal and that it hardly consumes device resources once it is running. Beyond that, you have to know that it does not require installation, but it runs automatically from the source file, so we could say that we are in the presence of a portable application.
The graphical interface of Dead Pixel Buddy is extremely intuitive. You will see that it consists of the main panel within which we can see all the colors available, thanks to which we will check if there are dead pixels on our monitor. The colors, in principle, are six, but you can add as many as you want, even in a personalized way, to not have any inconvenience in this regard.
And why so many colors? Well, they are key in the operation of this application, to the extent that the best way to know if we are having problems with dead pixels on our monitor is by opening the full screen in a single tone. If you try all the predefined colors and find no traces of dead pixels, you can be satisfied because you probably have nothing to worry about.
You have to know that although this utility does not have too many configuration options, one of the most interesting is the one that allows us to establish a period of time for the monitor to change the color shown. In this way, by modifying the Time Cycle value, you will see one color after the other, and you won't have to be worrying too much about doing it manually.
Of course, it is not a minor detail the fact that Dead Pixel Buddy will give you a hand when you can solve the problem of operation of a dead pixel. Thanks to this tool, you have the chance to work on a broken pixel. To do this, you have to set the timer and let it change from one color to another, which will allow you to be sure to recover it. That is, this app will also allow you to optimize your monitor, of course.
Meanwhile, you have to know that if the problem is related to dead pixels, then there is nothing Dead Pixel Buddy can do to recover it, and the only solution left is for you to get used to its presence simply. Do I need to change my monitor if it has a dead pixel? That's up to you, but if it's just one and it's located towards a non-central space of the screen, it shouldn't cause you too many problems.
In our tests, as you can see in the images, we have been lucky enough that there are no dead or broken spots that have been detected by this utility, even when we have made the evaluation taking into account all the available colors. This way, you can check the condition of your monitor yourself. If you've just bought one, you should almost feel obliged to perform such a test if the seller hasn't done it before.
From Dead Pixel Buddy, it's worth noting that it's a really easy-to-use tool, which even a user who has never tried his luck with other similar ones before will be able to make the most of it. In the same way, you have to consider that it does not give forced closures or screen freezes, so the overall summary is highly positive, and there is no reason to stop recommending it.
In summary, we can say that this platform is one of the best alternatives found within its segment today. Although it does nothing special, it simplifies a lot the process by which we can know if our monitor has some dead pixels, and that is always an advantage, especially if we just bought it and want to check its status, as well as if we want to know if we need to renew it.
Please note, finally, that as mentioned above, Dead Pixel Buddy is a completely portable application, which does not require any installation, so you can enjoy it automatically as soon as you run it. If you usually repair computers and want to be sure that the monitor of all of them works without problems, you have to know that this tool will be handy for you.
Frequently Asked Questions
- Is Dead Pixel Buddy downloadable for Windows XP?
- Yes, this software can be downloaded and is compatible with Windows XP.
- What operating systems is it compatible with?
- This software is compatible with the following 32-bit Windows operating systems:
Windows Me, Windows 2003, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows NT, Windows 2000, Windows 98.
Here you can download the 32-bit version of Dead Pixel Buddy.
- Is it compatible with 64-bit operating systems?
- Yes, although there is no special 64-bit version, so you can download the 32-bit version and run it on 64-bit Windows operating systems.
- What files do I need to download to install this software on my Windows PC?
- To install Dead Pixel Buddy on your PC, you have to download the DPB.zip file to your Windows and install it.
The DPB.zip file is compressed, so you can download 7-zip and unzip the file.
- Is Dead Pixel Buddy free?
- Yes, this program is free so you will be able to use it without any limitations, and without additional cost.
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- Operating Systems
- Windows Me
- Windows 2003
- Windows Vista
- Windows XP
- Windows NT
- Windows 2000
- Windows 98