Well it's all anecdotal naturally but I understand that when Sony began the manufacturer of the LCD TVs from about 2 years ago they had a real purge on panel production to eliminate/reduce to a minimum any issues with dead pixels.
Again I understand they have been very successful in doing so. Doing an online search for Sony or Panasonic or (name your manufacturer) and dead pixels will obviously bring up failures but it's my belief that dead pixels are, for the most part, a thing of the past and are no more likely than say the most reliable (anything) having a failure.
Actually I was going to take up their offer of this Sony RDR-HXD870 with the TV until I discovered it was the same price as buying them seperately.
Anyway, on reading the reviews it doesn't appear to be that special. I did read that Sony were keen to get into that particular area of the market and put their badge on someone elses technology. Hence the inferiority of the product!
I need a new DVD with Hard Drive and digital tuner and would appreciate some recommendations.