Originally Posted by jtkane
Thanks for the advice. I have seen the panel lottery referenced on here many times. Which are considered to be the "good" panels, and which are the "bad" panels? Or, is it all random dumb luck?
This is not 100% proven, but the consensus is that Samsung made panels are better.
I have the US02 panel.
US02 is a Samsung panel its classified as "A" meaning Samsung in the service menu (DON'T GO into the SERVICE MENU
Example: Version US02. The Service Menu shows 46A2UF0E
46 (panel size)
A panel manufacturer (A = Samsung; D = Chi Mei ; L = AU Optronics )
2 frequency (6 = 50/60 Hz; 1 = 100/120 Hz; 2 = 200/240 Hz)
U panel (A = AntiGlare; T = TN; U = Ultra Clear)
F resolution (F = Full HD; H = HD; U = UD)
0 1st, 2nd panel and so on (1st = 0; 2nd = 1 ...)
E backlight unit (C = CCFL; L = LED; E = Edge LED)
Version "A" panels: AU Optronics.
Version "S" panels: Samsung.
Version "C" panels: Chi Mei.
Version "HS" panels: 60 inches - Sharp.
Version "TH" panels: Samsung.
Version "TS" panels: Samsung.
Version "US" panels: Samsung.
US0x or TH0x or TS0x: Samsung S-PVA panel.- Best
HS0x: Sharp ASV panel: -Very Good
A_0X: AU Otronics A-MVA panel: - Good
CH0x or CM0x or CS0x: Chi Mei S-MVA panel: - O.K.Panel Types are listed on the both sides of the HDTV Box (in store).