Is there any proof that Samsung panels > LG panels?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by AbeFroman77, Jul 22, 2011.

  1. macrumors 6502

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    or is it only because they see Samsung and automatically think it's better?
     
  2. macrumors newbie

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    bump, im interested to know this too, I got a samsung panel but toshiba SSD.

    Im not too concerned about the performance gain in the samsung ssd, but does anyone know how the reliability of the two SSDs compare.
     
  3. macrumors 65816

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    How can you tell which panel or SSD you got with your unit?
     
  4. thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Applications > Utilities > System Profiler >
    or
    click on the apple to the top left > about this mac > more info

    Click Serial-Ata on the left bar about 15 items down

    Post what's written on your device tree to the right under intel 6

    example: 11" - TS128C

    To identify your display
    open terminal , paste
    ioreg -lw0 | grep IODisplayEDID | sed "/[^<]*</s///" | xxd -p -r | strings -6

    the first line is your display model

    example: 13" ultimate - LTH133BT01A01
     
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    LG panel w/Toshiba here (13, 256, i5).

    It's perfect.

    Stop obsessing, people.
     
  7. macrumors 65816

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    Panel is LTH133BT01A03.
    SSD is Apple SSD SM256C Revision AXM09A1Q

    So what does that mean?

    Thanks for the help.
     
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    -SM128C
    -LTH116AT01A04

    i'm assuming my SSD is a Samsung? what about my display?
     
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    That was covered in detail four posts ahead of yours.
     
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    Maybe I'm misreading the post you refer to, but it looks to me like is just tells me how to get the code, not what the code means. I can ferret out the SC vs TM on the SSD, but what does the panel code mean?
     
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    Samsung is more popular than LG when it comes to TVs. Reviews usually favor Samsung TVs to LGs in the same price level.

    I'm sure the LG and Samsung MBA screens are almost exactly the same though.
     
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    The original question still has not been answered...there is also another thread meant for posting your results here
     
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    Isn't that the truth. LOL
     
  15. thread starter macrumors 6502

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    LOL, it almost went to discussing SSDs.
     
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    Perhaps someone who has access to both types of panels and hardware color calibration can put all this x-vs-y to an end...
     
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    I have a 2010 13" with a Samsung panel (same part number as in the 2011 model but version 1 rather than version 3) and a 2011 13" with LG panel.The Samsung is brighter and has a cooler tone than the LG which does look warmer but not as bright.Is this not the same difference as we are seeing between LG and Samsung panels in the iPad?
     
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    Both appear to be very reliable. The Samsung one uses the same controller as Samsung 470 series which is one of the most reliable SSDs as of today. Toshiba SSDs aren't available for retail but I have yet to see them fail.
     
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    Any difference in contrasts (ability to distinguish dark colors) between the two?
     
  20. OSMac, Jul 23, 2011
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    RobNor and others...Could you try looking to these test images on and comment include what display you have?

    Scales, Grey, RGB
    http://www.pbase.com/jackcnd/image/75285375/original

    Scroll right and left to see the entire image.
    Look for the ability to see all the shades at least from 16-248.
    Often shades in certain colors will will clip at the high end,
    start looking the same, or crush at the low end.

    I notice RED and GREEN clips early on the 13" LG,
    this can be corrected often by calibrating the display but
    usually at the expense of perceived contrast which
    seems already low on the LG.

    Gamma 2.2
    (* must be viewed at 100%, click original under the image as needed)
    http://www.pbase.com/jackcnd/image/94930126/original

    Tilt the display back and forth watch for how quickly the shades change.
    Ideally you want the inner rectangles to blend in with the surrounding grey background
    and at best it should be consistant as you tilt the display or move your head around.

    On my LG 13 the viewing angle is very narrow.
     
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    Exactly the same on mine. Any samsung owners care to weigh in?

    Oh, and the LG has better viewing and contrast when the screen is less than 90 degrees from the keyboard.
     
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    I got LG display on my 2010 13" MBA ultimate.

    I don't get the brightness comparison. Anything beyond 50% is killing for the eyes when using indoor. I always use at 6 bars brightness which is about 40%. Though, everything on the screen looks washed out at this kind of dimmed light anyway and I've been living with that for years on PC laptops. My eyes just doesn't like bright display.

    I thought the viewing angle on my LG panel looks great when the brightness is at 50%, everything is completely viewable from side until the reflection kicks in. Poor viewing angle as usual on vertical angle. I doubt you get anything great on vertical viewing angle other than IPS.
     
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    I don't give a fig about brightness, I could crank my LG all the way up and give myself a tan.

    What I do care about is contrast. When I'm looking at black text on a white background, the text should look BLACK, not washed out or gray. It should look like it came off of a nice laser printer, not like it's been xeroxed a couple of times.
     
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    Texts looks black to me. Basically, with dimmed screen, background looks grey'ish, so there isn't much contrast at the beginning anyway. I don't get the fuss about it?

    Maybe I don't have anything to compare but LG display looks great to me.
     
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    This is a 'rumor' forum. Facts are not allowed ;)
     

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