Originally Posted by cmay91472
The HX950 might not have used a Samsung made S-PVA panel. The HX929 had pretty severe banding issues especially the 65HX929. Sony blamed the Samsung panel and said at that time that there was no way to fix the issue (ie..... switching out panels would not eliminate banding), but planned to use another manufacturers panel moving forward in the HX950.
Now, whether or not they wound up using a different one I don't know? I do know that banding is still present albeit significantly lessened to an almost non issue for most. If Sony still used the Samsung S-PVA panel, then that makes Samsung look even worse for their epic fail called the 65ES8000 if it is the same panel being used in the 65HX950 as well.
Interesting stuff. Anyone with an HX950 in particular a 65 willing to try to navigate the service menu. I'd be too nervous myself of seriously fubar'ing something if I tried it.
Sorry but the HX950 has Samsung panel : FQLF650DT02 ,FQLF550DT0201 . Again i will also remind that this factory was a co-venture ( or whatever u call it ) meaning it was owned both by Sony and Samsung ( basicly from what i found out Sony like to invest huge money $$$ in a factory and likes someone else to work for them - just like Apple does - this way u can always invest in the newest technology without some old factory dragging your electronics evolution ) . Samsung politics are not that much toward quality and reliability - they have what some people say " aggressive selling politics " - meaning they agressively try to manifacture everything they can , looking great in design and paper but not really carrying for how long and how it will work .
For example i shown that Samsung even for the expensive 7000 series use 133 Hz Pulse width modulation , while my lenovo notebook can do 14800 Hz and the Sony HX750 uses even better : analog dc control of the backlight .
Also for example WHY would Sony manifacture thicker TV than Samsung while the dimensions of the Panel itself are the same ? Simple - Sony wants the panel to be able to cool normaly , work normally and to do it properly - while ofcourse Samsung goal is to show something flashy so it can grab your wife`s attention so u can bump ur head in the wall later on . Same is for who the hell would manifacture a TV with a white or gray shinny frame . Same is the politics with their smart phones s4 they use 4 code processors at much higher frequency than what Apple uses but they do not spend time neither on properly developing their phones and especially not the software and no matter that its processor is over 2 times faster than iphone 5 they provide the same benchmark - thought the S4 has really really high energy consumption for a smartphone .
Recent models might use different panels thought cos Sony already left their venture with Samsung . I think its a good thing they are partners with LG and thats because as most of you commented in this thread - Sony havent changed much for the last 2 years .
These models are expected to have LG panels , the downside is they will use passive 3D , they will be LG S-IPS which means better viewing angles but they might have lesser blacks and lesser contrast than what we got used of seeing in the current HX750 and HX850
The X900 will have
The W900 will have ( good is that the X900 and W900 both will have R G B backlight which will boost contrast , colors and color gamut . The bad thing is that this S-PVA might still be a Samsung panel and the ONLY model of their 2013 year with a active 3D
For the X900 you wouldnt care if you have passive 3D since the panel is already 4K and passive 3D on it will give you double the resolution on active 3D in 1080p , but for W800 models the resolution will drop at least twice compared to the HX750/850 . W650 and 603 are not expected to have 3D .
It also seems that all their 2013 TVs ( except R450 ) will have the Gorrila Glass...... which in my opinion gives ugly reflections in a bright room thought i have never seen it in a dark room .Edited by tcruise7771 - 3/26/13 at 11:51pm