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Specifically for gaming? This is the one i am looking at: http://*******.com/ynl8xp
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Panasonics' forte is Plasma and they put minimum effort into LCD which their executive staff publicly trash LCD in the Media. As testimony to this just look at how few models they have - minimal effort just to say they have a presence and unlike their plasma's these are rebadged panels someone else has made, not Panny. Different size glass can mean different manufacturers providing Panasonic but as stated LCD is NOT their Forte - it is their competitive enemy in fact! (Panasonic has removed the negative ad campaign that was originally on their website)
"Many LCD TV brands such as Dell, Grundig, HP, Polaroid, Relysis, Vizio, ViewSonic, Westinghouse and Syntax-Brillian outsource 100% of their LCD TV set manufacturing.

According to DisplaySearch, the following are the top seven LCD TV module makers and a list of their top five customers.

LPL - Phillips, LGE, Panasonic, Toshiba, Amtran.
Samsung - Sony, Samsung, Panasonic, JVC, Sanyo
AUO - Samsung, Philips, Toshiba, Panasonic, LGE
CMO - Funai, Xoceco, Westinghouse, Proview, TTE
Sharp - Sharp, Philips, JVC, Mitsubishi, Panasonic
CPT - Philips, Funai, Konka, Samsung, TPV
QDI - Sharp, Philips

DisplaySearch reports that Philips, Samsung, Sharp and Sony were the top customers for 6 of the top 7 LCD module suppliers."

Samsung 65F8000, 60D8000, 40HU6350, Panasonic 50E60 LCD's
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Hey, where is Vizio on the list? They lead in LCD TV sales (unit sales).
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According to DisplaySearch, the following are the top seven LCD TV module makers and a list of their top five customers.

LPL - Phillips, LGE, Panasonic, Toshiba, Amtran.
Samsung - Sony, Samsung, Panasonic, JVC, Sanyo
AUO - Samsung, Philips, Toshiba, Panasonic, LGE
CMO - Funai, Xoceco, Westinghouse, Proview, TTE
Sharp - Sharp, Philips, JVC, Mitsubishi, Panasonic
CPT - Philips, Funai, Konka, Samsung, TPV
QDI - Sharp, Philips

Are those in any particular order?
Thanks.

Panasonic does indeed purchase from four of the top seven.
Where as Tosh only purchases from two.
(maybe that's all they need???)

Would be interesting to see who are the bottom seven & who purchases from them!

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Hey, where is Vizio on the list? They lead in LCD TV sales (unit sales).

The majority of their tvs are manufactured by Amtran.
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"Many LCD TV brands such as Dell, Grundig, HP, Polaroid, Relysis, Vizio, ViewSonic, Westinghouse and Syntax-Brillian outsource 100% of their LCD TV set manufacturing.

According to DisplaySearch, the following are the top seven LCD TV module makers and a list of their top five customers.

LPL - Phillips, LGE, Panasonic, Toshiba, Amtran.
Samsung - Sony, Samsung, Panasonic, JVC, Sanyo
AUO - Samsung, Philips, Toshiba, Panasonic, LGE
CMO - Funai, Xoceco, Westinghouse, Proview, TTE
Sharp - Sharp, Philips, JVC, Mitsubishi, Panasonic
CPT - Philips, Funai, Konka, Samsung, TPV
QDI - Sharp, Philips

DisplaySearch reports that Philips, Samsung, Sharp and Sony were the top customers for 6 of the top 7 LCD module suppliers."

Too old data from 2005
QDI is AUO already
Visio didn't exist those time

Almost all vendors changed several times his supplyers.

About Panasonic - in high end series (600, 700) they use now IPS-Alpha
http://www.ips-alpha.co.jp/en/technology/ips.html
In other - AUO
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I just want to know if the darn tv is good or not? By the way, i would actually purchase it from Auction Drop on Ebay. They have used store display models for around $500.00.
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No panasonic is horrible for lcds.
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Panasonic makes a good LCD in the 32" size from what I have read. The TC-32LX70 and the TC-32LX700 seem to be well liked around here.
Panasonic is definitely known as a top tier plasma brand though.
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If your choices are between Sharp, LG, Samsung, Sony Panasonic and Toshiba, which would you go for?

Sharp 32D62U (stuck pixels, motion blur prob, red push)
LG 32LB4D (unknown - not enough info, possible backlight bleed?)
Toshiba 32HL67U (green push?, inferior PQ/electronics to others here?)
Samsung LNS-T3253H (audio fallout, tearing, unknown firmware fix?)
Panasonic TC-32LX700 (grainy video)
Sony KDL-32S3000 (unsure about issues, possible clouding?)

How does one discover/know which panel went into those respective TVs? They all seem relatively good with each having at least one issue or another. I've listed the *potential issues*.
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If your choices are between Sharp, LG, Samsung, Sony Panasonic and Toshiba, which would you go for?

Sony KDL-32S3000 (unsure about issues, possible clouding?)

No clouding or other issues on my set.
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I would never buy a Panasonic LCD. I always show customers the Samsungs and Sharps, which are the same price, or the Sony, which is a hundred dollars more... there's just no comparison. Even looking at the Pannys, they are so thick and ugly aesthetically. When you compare them to others who actually push LCD there's no comparison. I don't know why they are even in the LCD market, maybe because they don't want to sell 1500 dollar 32 plasmas?
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For me, if I were to buy within a week at the current prices, the TVs I listed are at various prices which I'll list in order from cheapest to most expensive:
Toshiba 32HL67U < Samsung LNS-T3253H < Sony KDL-32S3000 = LG 32LB4D (tied) < Panasonic TC-32LX700 = Sharp 32D62U (tied)
*(tied) as in 'tied in price amount' or in other words, same price

So, which one would you choose?
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Right now I am in the same boat -

Trying to decide between

Panasonic TC-32LX700
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Sharp 32D62U

1080p does nothing for me for 32", however I have read that the Panasonic is fairly good at SD content -- which would be a bonus since I'm not investing in a HD-STB yet.
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I just picked up a the 32 LX70, and so far i'm impressed... so I would I say it is better than a samsung, no, but for the deals you can get them at they are a good panel.
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