|Originally posted by irwincur
Odd, they are using Samsung Shadow Mask tubes and they correlate exactly with the features and sizes of Samsung models. Including this gem of a fact, the same screen resolution of the Samsung tubes - hence the same exact tubes.
330 lines/antenna input
800 lines/video input
I hate to break it to you guys but many of these companies out there DO NOT make their own equipment. Just because they are a brand does not mean that they are a producer of that brand. With recent trends there are technically only four or maybe five companies in the world actually making their own sets, and rebadging for others. Off the top of my head I can think of Sony, Philips/Magnavox, and Samsung. Name the others, as every other TV has a version of one of these tubes, therefore they originate at these factories.
It is just the way the world works now.
I don't know if this is true or not, but it's definitely true that there is a lot of supplier sharing going on these days. All the plasma tvs in the world are made from only 3 or 4 different glass panel designs regardless of brand. Panasonic, JVC, and Fujitsu for example, all use the same glass panel even though they are separate companies. A person here in the forum who was a repair technician for Toshiba once stated that all of their flat screen tube tvs had their tubes sourced from Philips. I don't know if I buy that one, though, because I've always found Toshi tvs to have a superior picture to anything from Philips. :) Just remember, though, that just because another companies name is stamped on something doesn't guarantee that it's a case of product re-badging. The technology or design for something could merely be licensed for use and is crediting the company that holds the patent/copyright, or any number of other possibilities. Like oryan said, Sanyo is a bigger company than some people credit them for, and I think alot of their stuff is done in-house.
edit: btw, those numbers for lines of resolution are extremely common. Tons of tvs have those exact specs for horizontal resolution, so you can't draw conclusions from that.