This report is NOT true. They have implemented it in Korea, but have not set a date to implement it in the U.S.A, and MAY NOT implement it in U.S.A.
Example, Newegg says 8 before replacement. Some break it down to X of white, Y of dark.
Samsung has just announced that for any Samsung LCD monitor purchased in 2005 a "no dead pixels" policy. One dead and you get a new monitor. Bought one for Xmas 2004 and you're stuck with up to 10 dead pixels and no help.
I'm watching for a 19 incher with as good a deal as the present 17 inch 710N's.
I have a 15 inch Mag with one pixel failed white. It sticks out like a sore thumb.