Originally Posted by TheAnalyst13
Why? What's the difference?
The sets with the first service code (...LLHR) are the initial mfg. run made early in 2011. The sets with the other code were mfg. later in the year and have similar (not identical) internal components with different part numbers. These later TVs may
have a host of problems you are not going to read about in any major reviews because the reviewers got their TVs early. The older boards should work with the new panels, but LG doesn't seem to get that and it shouldn't be up to the consumer to do their job.
Since your other TV died and you want to buy NOW, I would buy a different flagship TV or a smaller, lesser LG as a stopgap until the new models come out if you can't find a PZ950 with the right code. Here's how I imagine it going should you do not heed my warning and buy a PZ950 with the wrong code. The problems become unbearable after about 25 days so you return it to the store and get a replacement with the same code. Another 25 days go by and you do it again and again until you give up and get something different.
I screwed around and now don't have the luxury of returning my TV so I will have to deal with LG service, getting the run-around from techs with no more than an 1 day training course until my warranty expires. I am doing everything different next time around. I am buying in a store, not online. I'm not waiting for a sale, I'm pre-ordering. I spent over a year researching the PX/PZ950 and its rivals, next time I'm ignoring reviews. I'm not buying the largest screen size available in that model, but the smallest. I figure in 16-17 months I will own a 2013 Panasonic. I am saving $ now.