Originally Posted by tylerSC
Reportedly the HS01 is a Sharp panel, and the TS01, TS02, and US02 are supposedly Samsung panels. CS02 is Chi Mei. And the general opinion is that the Samsung panels are the better panels. But apparently Samsung doesn't make a 60" panel. And that doesn't necessarily mean the other panels are inferior, it just depends on your preference.
Give me a week and I will check out my panel as I have fled to cold north. I will check it out when I return to Florida Is there a source on the web that gives this information???? Just interested cause my second set is a Sony and I was wondering who produced a 60 inch screen for them?.
Sharp is big producer of 60 inch tv and bigger.
When I originally bought my 55inch the premium for the 60 inch was 900 dollars then a sale came on and I was able to upgrade for 200 a big differance. The manager in the store explained to me that Samsung charged a premium for a 60 inch but the 8000 and up series offer a 60 inch and bigger .
I believe Samsung would have the expertise, to cut the larger panels in their own factory.
It all boils down to dollars and cents and the manufacturers claim there is not a big margin` in consumer electronics so to defray costs Samasung may have purchased their larger screens from Sharp as you are suggesting
Sharp and Samsung are thebiggest producesrs of the larger screens then come the Chinese and Taiwanese who are expected to be the bigger producers in the forth coming years..