Originally Posted by lessthanzero
Does anyone know where Vizio gets their panels? I had read that LG supplies Vizio, and that Panasonic supplied plasma panels when Vizeo made plasma's. However, Panasonic supplied Vizio plasma panels that were old technology, or rejects/seconds that Panasonic would not use. I am really liking this LED from Vizio, but I would like more information regarding their panel's.........??
I just spied this with my trusty loupe at Costco. The Vizio E601-A3 uses a late generation Samsung/Sony S-PVA panel (but not the newest one), very nice..... which looks like this...
This is the same panel that is on the Samsung 60EH6150 and 60ES7150 3D at Costco.
Vizio has a long standing relationship with LG for sourcing panels. Many of their TVs use S-IPS panels (which now may be sourced from Chei Mei as well as LG). They also use various other panels, like all brands do these days. I spied all TVs at Costco today and spied a couple of substructures that I didnt recotgnize....I think that they may be from cheaper lesser known Red Chinese manufacturers.
The Vizio E420VSE looks to be a AU Optronics MVA 3rd Gen, very nice. The M**0SL series is S-IPS, also very nice. The Sharp 70" 6400 and 60" 640 series uses what appears to be a Sharp X Gen ASF UV2A....seen below...
The other same and larger size Sharps at Costco used Quatron panels. This panel is the non Quatron that immediately preceded it. Very nice. (I dont care for the yellow subpixel myself).
Hope that helps.
Just for good measure. Vizio E420VSE panel AUO MVA 3rd Gen....which is a lot like the Samsung/Sony S-PVA above.Edited by EscapeVelocity - 10/30/12 at 9:40pm