Originally Posted by rogo
You can delete "more than likely."
It's an LG panel.
Of course, "rebadge" here is a loaded term. Every Sony TV uses a panel sourced outside of Sony. (Pedants, the Sony OLED broadcast monitor is not a consumer TV, but thanks.)
Most TV brands are not panel makers.
That said, whatever flaws exist in the LG panel itself, Panasonic will not be able to fix or compensate for with processing or electronics.
I have great respect for you Rogo, but I am a stickler for precision and you have stated as fact something that is not.
The LG panels suffer from near-black streaking that is essentially a low-luminance fixed pattern noise. With all of Panasonic's pixel-level processing, compensating for this near-black non-uniformity is very possible.
It requires measuring and storing the fixed pattern noise so that it can be compensated for, meaning a factory-level finished-TV test&calibration step, meaning $$$$$
But if Panasonic wants to go to the trouble of measuring and storing the pixel-level greyscale image (at 2% or 5% IRE, for example) for each and every OLED TV that they ship, compensating for that fixed pattern noise within CMS/greyscale pixel computations is very possible.
Of course, if the FPN changes with time/use, that is only a limited solution, and of course, if factory-level calibration were practical, we would already be able to purchase pre-calibrated TVs.
But on the one hand, you charactized this inability to compensate near-black nonumiformity as an absolute, and it is not, and also, for the $5000-6000 premium Panasonic is charging over LG, factory calibration is probably a great deal more practical than it is for the cutthroat mass TV market (especially at the low, low volumes of CZ950s Panasonic is likely to be shipping