Originally Posted by Unit106
Yesterday I'm finaly received my UE46C6700 (european model). It has indeed a GA01 panel. My first experience: it has a lot of clouding
good grief now we are up to NINE panels in use this year and even 55" seem to be total lottery (aside, perhaps from 8000 and 9000 series which might only be SQ01)!
amke that ten since on the smaller sizes they are also said to be using non-2010 SQ01 panels, ones that have ">>>" form
i guess they don't feel concerned about all the crying over panel lottery the last couple of years....
apparently sony and samsung are desperately short on panels this year and samsung is willing to stick in anything, whatever panel they can grab, and not so careful to reject panels for defects, just to move sets and maintain profitability.
to be fair i did see one claim that the alternate panels are supposedly good this year though