Hi folks. I'm returning a defective A630 and I'm pretty sure I'm going to go with the A650 as a replacement. There's a huge controversy among A630 owners (and perhaps other Samsung models) about different sets within that same model having LCD panels from different manufacturers, as indicated by a letter code on the back of the set. "S" panels are supposedly superior, coming directly from Samsung, while A and C panels are supposedly inferior, coming from other manufacturers.
Before buying a 52A650 from an online retailer that does not allow returns, I want to make sure that this issue does not affect the 650 model. From what I've read here, it appears that all A650s use S panels and I can't recall reading about folks reporting panels that differ significantly from the sets they saw in stores when it comes to off-angle viewing, color saturation, black levels, clouding, flashlighting, etc. Could anyone familiar with the outsourced panel issue please comment as to whether it affects the A650? Thanks.