List of LCD panel manufactures (the panel behind the brand)

Nielo TM

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I think it's time to compile a list of LCD manufactures to see who supplies who. I'll start off with the information I've managed to gather so far:


• LG Display: TN, IPS, S-IPS, SA-IPS, H-IPS --- Samsung, LGE, Philips, Vizo, Panasonic, Toshiba, Hitachi, AmTRAN and Skyworth

• Sharp Japan: ASV (variant of VA) --- Toshiba, Philips, Sony, Pioneer (LCD) and Sharp

• Chi Mei Optoelectronics: TN, S-MVA and LCS MVA --- Samsung, Philips, Funai, LGE, Toshiba and Sony

• AU Optronics: TN, P-MVA and A-MVA --- Sony, Samsung, Philips, LGE, Toshiba, Proview, Panasonic

• Chunghwa Picture Tubes: TN and MVA variant --- Sony, Samsung and Konka

• Samsung SDI: TN, PVA and S-PVA -- JVC, Samsung, Sony, Philips, Sanyo and Panasonic

• Wistron Optronics: Unknown --- Sony

• IPS Alpha Technology (Hitachi-Matsush*ta): IPS Pro --- Hitachi and Panasonic

• Delta Electronics: Unknown

• TPV Technology Limited: Unknown





http://www.displaysearch.com/cps/rde/xchg/displaysearch/hs.xsl/5596.asp

http://displayblog.wordpress.com/

http://www.displayblog.com/

Also, it looks like not all Sony TVs are made in house due to demand and cost. According to Digitimes, Foxconn is manufacturing the 32”. But this isn't bad new though since Foxconn pretty much manufactures most electronic products and components.

http://www.digitimes.com/displays/a20070212VL201.html
 
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Boostrail

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Good Idea hope it can be kept up to date. Would be useful I am sure if the panel supplier/type could listed against popular models. I know - its a big task! There used to be a Danish website that did this but I dont believe its been kept up to date.

Unfortunately your Digitimes link is to a subscriber only page. I doubt that this is for all 32" Sony's in all areas but is probably in the US? I believe Philips has recently withdrawn from manufacture of TV's in the US under all its brands which are now I believe US manufactured badged Funai products. There was of course the rumour that some Sonys (32U? or 32P?) were being manufactured by BEKO for European markets. However this has never been substantiated.
 
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ziffius

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I think LG might possibly be LG.PHILIPS LCD CO., LTD. As that's the name their patents are registerd under, rather than just one of them under their partnership. http://appft1.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&p=1&u=/netahtml/PTO/search-bool.html&r=16&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PG01&s1=S-PVA&OS=S-PVA&RS=S-PVA

Though I thought I read somewhere Philips were pulling out of it or something.

I think the Samung one might be Samsung Electronics instead of Samsung SDI. I think SDI do the small screens for mobile phones etc and SEC do the TV panels.

A very helpful list though, and a good idea.
 
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Nielo TM

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Good Idea hope it can be kept up to date. Would be useful I am sure if the panel supplier/type could listed against popular models. I know - its a big task! There used to be a Danish website that did this but I dont believe its been kept up to date.

Unfortunately your Digitimes link is to a subscriber only page. I doubt that this is for all 32" Sony's in all areas but is probably in the US? I believe Philips has recently withdrawn from manufacture of TV's in the US under all its brands which are now I believe US manufactured badged Funai products. There was of course the rumour that some Sonys (32U? or 32P?) were being manufactured by BEKO for European markets. However this has never been substantiated.
ya, its not all of its models.

Problem with Sony is that they can't seem to keep up with the demand
 

ziffius

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LG.Philips (aka LPL) is no longer valid. It is now LG display

http://www.lgphilips-lcd.com/homeContain/jsp/eng/common/cmn000_j_e.jsp


Samsung SDI is the actual research and designers behind LCD, PDP, OLED, CRT etc... while Samsung Electronics is the marketing name.

http://www.samsungsdi.com/contents/en/companyinfo/sdiIs.html
That's what I though about Samsung, but all of the S-PVA patents are in the name of Samsung Electronics, not SDI.

And then this which confused me a little at first http://www.samsung.com/us/aboutsamsung/news/newsIrRead.do?news_ctgry=irpublicdisclosure&news_seq=10029

Samsung just confuse me having so many compaines.
 
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stezo2k

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useful thread :) should be pinned if you ask me
 

tony_st83

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Nielo, so which panels are good and which aren't as good as they should be?? And how can we tell which model have which panel??

p.s. add Pioneer to Sharp Japan, as they use Sharp panels (Kuro LCD's)
 
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Nielo TM

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The best panel is S-PVA by Samsung, than Sharp's ASV followed by AUO's A-MVA.

Hitachi-Matsush*ta's IPS-Alpha (aka IPS-Pro) is also excellent, but I think it fits between Sharp and AUO, but others may disagree.

As for detection, it can be done by looking at the pixel stricture.
 

tony_st83

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The best panel is S-PVA by Samsung, than Sharp's ASV followed by AUO's A-MVA.

Hitachi-Matsush*ta's IPS-Alpha (aka IPS-Pro) is also excellent, but I think it fits between Sharp and AUO, but others may disagree.
what about banding problem on Sharp panels?

As for detection, it can be done by looking at the pixel stricture.
Please, explain that. English is not my language...


Sony v and w series use Samsung's S-PVA panels, right?
What about Philips 7 series? and Toshiba CV and XV?
 

Nielo TM

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what about banding problem on Sharp panels?
Yes, it is a problem. However, the picture quality produced by Sharp panel is awesome. Just look at the KURO LCDs and Sony BRAVIAs with Sharp panels.



Please, explain that. English is not my language...
My bad. I meant structure

Anyway, you'll have to look at how the pixels arranged and their design

http://www.practical-home-theater-guide.com/image-files/s-pva.jpg

I don't have the list, but I'm sure I saw it somewhere. Maybe someone will post a link




Sony v and w series use Samsung's S-PVA panels, right?
Sony 374000 doesn't have S-PVA panel, but the 40" does. However, 26V4000 and 32V4000 are based on panel lottery.

As for the W series, I think they are embedded with S-PVA and Sharp's ASV.

What about Philips 7 series? and Toshiba CV and XV?
That I don't know
 
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tony_st83

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just one more thing: how can I tell which panel is on my tv?

is there some note or code written? can I check that maybe in service menu or serial number shows something?
 

PUD the Ancient

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Does anyone know which panel the Sony KDL-46x4500 uses? I would presume it is a Samsung panel.
 

suba

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Although the panel is very important, so too are the electronics.....

Do not assume that the same panel will give you the same PQ across different brands.
 

Nielo TM

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Although the panel is very important, so too are the electronics.....

Do not assume that the same panel will give you the same PQ across different brands.
Aint that the truth.

The prime factor are the components and the video processor. Then comes the panel.

Just look at Samsung. I mean, they make the best panel, but not the best HDTV.
 

tony_st83

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Will you be using it to view text based contents?
you mean text documents from PC, such ad Word documents? No, just movies from PC. Normal SD tv programs, movies, sometimes football and that's it, for now. can you write few 32", 37" and 40" tv's for my needs? I would like bigger, but it depends about price.

so, you don't thing Samsung is a good choice? I'm talking about 40a656, which is not too expensive in Croatia...
 

Nielo TM

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Since you wont be using it to view text based contents, any HDTV will do.

Samsung TVs are good value for money, but in terms of raw performance, reliability and other issues... well...there are better alternatives.

I would like to recommend the Sony V4000 but it has a minor firmware issue. So here are the alternatives:

Amazon.co.uk: Panasonic TX-32LXD85 - 32" Widescreen HD Ready Viera LCD TV - With Freeview: Electronics & Photo

Amazon.co.uk: Sony KDL-40V4000 - 40" Widescreen 1080P Full HD Bravia LCD TV - With Freeview: Electronics & Photo
 

tony_st83

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Thanks!

37" LXD85 would be as good as 32" ?

and finally, what do you think about Philips (7 series) and Toshiba LCDs (CV series)?

p.s. 40V4000 firmware issue is?
 
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