Originally Posted by chicolom
Well I don't know then.
Everything except for the service menu (and lack of AMP) points to it being 120hz. I thought ANY 3D TV required
at least a 120hz refresh rate to function in 3D. I remember you said the 6030 had better motion than the 5000 too, and if they're both 60hz S-PVAs I don't see how it could differ much (even if they use slightly different S-PVAs).
Perhaps it somehow switches its refresh rate, and defaults to and identifies as a 60hz panel in 2D but somehow switches to 120hz for 3D (?) I didn't think that was possible for LCDs though. Maybe it uses some other trickery instead
The only trickery would be Samsungs of the dubious CMR. But if it is advertised as a true 120HZ TV, then that would be it's native panel REFRESH rate. The use of some charts from older Samsung TVs is suspect. There is NO reason to believe some or all of the codes translate to the same meaning from a year or two ago.
Also, your reasoning is sound about it being doubtful that a 60HZ LCD panel could do 3D. Not possible and also unlikely, that the panel is somehow "switched" from 60HZ to 120HZ.
Use of old data codes to interpolate current Samsung LCD panel technology is speculative and guessing at best. The "Panelookup" website will be best to determine what the panel type really is, But it takes a few months for specific TV panel data to populate the large data base at that site. It would be good to check your actual panel model number from the inner label (not firmware service menu) and then check every few months at Panelookup to see if the updated panel data is there. Why do I say look at the actual LCD panel label and not firmware? Example: I have a 2010 LG 42LD550 and when checking the service menu panel info it does not report the same LCD panel number as the label on the LCD panel itself.
There can be many reasons for firmware not to agree with actual hardware present in a TV, computer, or any electronic device, ranging from incorrect coding or program updates to changes in manufacturing procedures during the production year.