Sammy Panel lottery
Originally Posted by JRxPHANTOM
I'm not really too familiar with the whole panel lottery thing since i never owned a Samsung before but I do have a good insight of it. Tomorrow i'm thinking about getting a Samsung UN32EH5000 32 inch LED. From what I can see the S-PVA panel is something that I want to get. I'm going to Best Buy and going to try to give an associate some panel codes and see if they have them. If i'm understanding this, I want to ask for a panel code that starts with a T(TS0x,TH0x). I also read that a UU is also a Samsung panel but I am not exactly sure on that. So basically, I just want to get this TV with a TS0x or TH0x am I right? Am I missing anything else?Any extra help is appreciated.
is what kept me from buying a 2013 40" UN ES 5000/ 5500 series Samsung for my bedroom in 02 '14 .
I actually went to B.B intending to buy one . I visited the store earlier and saw one with a V.G. picture that
according to the label # after I looked it up at home had an Samsung SPVA panel .
The 40" Sammy 5xx,6xxx sets they had on display on this visit were very apparently to me not the same (or anywhere near as good ) as same model Sammys I saw earlier , different version #'s on the labels also . None in the back room to be found with the desirable box ver#'s in the back either.
I ended up going home and ordering a Sony KDL 40R450A on line (B.B. was out and did not have the 2014 Sony's or Samsung in yet .
I saw the 40" Sony R4 on a previous visit that was every bit as good if not just very slightly better the Samsung 5xxx 6xxx sets I saw at the same time .
Ironically the 2013 Sony 40R450 has a Samsung rear lit SPVA panel that panelook says is .022 black and 5000:1 contrast it has an excellent picture due in no small part to Samsung the panel ofc which I found out it had by going into the service menu .
The Sony R4 was startlingly better (and startlingly good ) after a DIY calibration in Cinema mode than out of the box also .
My Sammy 60f5300 plasma also has a real decent picture and is easily top dog here among 3 other LCD here all with Samsung SPVA panels with the #4
2013 LCD LG 42" IPS set bringing up the rear for night viewing but otherwise is real decent for daytime . The 40" Sony R4 is hands down top dog of the LCD's here .
The 40" Sony R4 has better contrast and blacks than 2014 Sony W600 and matches the larger screen 2014 W800/W850 Sony model blacks and contrast with their arguably very good AUO AMVA panels.
OTOH I'm sure a Samsung 5xxx with a decent Samsung SPVA or arguably most of the time very good AUO AMVA panel would have likewise been fine .