LCD Model Numbers and Info

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  1. Diversion macrumors 6502a

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    Found this bit of info regarding our screen types. I found the below info from scouring Google.

    Whitebook/Blackbook Panel Lottery:

    9C5E/5E9C - Chi Mei N133I1 (500:1 contrast)
    9C5C/5C9C - Au Optronics B133EW01 (400:1 contrast)
    9C5B/5B9C - Samsung LTN133W1 (according to most, the absolute worse one)
    9C5F/5F9C - LG Philips LP133WX1 (according to most, the most acceptable one)

    Late 2008 Aluminum MacBook Panel Lottery:

    9C8C - AU Optronics
    9C89 - LG Philips LP133WX2 (400:1 contrast, 16ms response)

    If anybody wants to provide more manufacturer info, post it and I will append the list as we go.

    I personally have the 9C89 panel and it's "decent"..
     
  2. clyde2801 macrumors 601

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    9c89

    I've read on another thread in the forums that the 9C89 was made by LG.
     
  3. Greystorm macrumors member

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    The 9C8C is the AU Optronics.

    Here is a link to the LG specs:

    http://www.lgphilips-lcd.com/homeContain/jsp/eng/prd/prd300_j_e.jsp

    Interestingly the Chimei seems to have slightly better viewing angles with 65 degrees vertical opposed to the AU's 55 degrees and LG's 50 degrees.

    The Chimei also has a better 500:1 contrast compared with the AU and LG 400:1.

    The Chimei and AU have a 16ms respose while the LG has a 25.

    On paper the LG is the worst of the bunch with less viewing angle, equal worst contrast and slowest response. The Chimei seems the best.

    However different manufacturers might use different measures for these things so we can't really do a paper comparison.
     
  4. sammy2066 macrumors 6502a

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    There are Aluminum MacBooks with a 9C5E panel?
     
  5. guthy-lux macrumors member

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    Any info about air's panel?

    Apparently Air's viewing angle is better.
     
  6. Diversion thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I lied, I was confused by the color profile I was using.. which will have someone elses panel info on line 13 and not your own.

    I actually have the LG 9C89 panel. Sucks for me =( Although the blacks don't look nearly as horrible as some of the panels i've seen in some pictures. I'm using a hardware ISF calibrated profile on my LG which came from off a user that had a 9C5E and it looks WAY better than the "stock" color profile.

    Jay
     
  7. Diversion thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    No - I misunderstood my color profile (which was from someone else).. I don't really think there will be 9C5Es in the Alum MacBook since all new LCDs are LED backlit.. the model number would have to be different.
     
  8. Ironic macrumors 6502a

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    Yes , mine has it and love it:)
     
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  10. Diversion thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Good deal! Your thread appears to have more interest so i'll just stop commenting in this thread and move my info over to yours.
     
  11. Diversion thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I seriously doubt you have the 9C5E panel.. 9C5E isn't led backlit.. You've probably just looked in a copied profile just like I did, which has you fooled into thinking you have the 9C5E.

    There's a command line you can type out in terminal which will confirm which panel you have.
     
  12. Philflow macrumors 65816

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    The C89 panel is LG/Philips LP133WX2-TLC1. Notebookjournal.de measured the real life contrast to be 1:145.

    Notebookcheck.net measured a late 2008 Macbook with 1:190 contrast. Maybe this was the 9C8C panel. Or maybe the differences were caused by different equipement or calibration.
     
  13. molala macrumors 6502a

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    Hi all, how do you know which LCD model you have? I tried searching for the answer but didn't, so I have to ask. I have the last generation blackbook.
     
  14. Philflow macrumors 65816

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    System pref > display > color > open calibrated profile > line 13> info.
     
  15. Diversion thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    System Preferences -> Display -> Color Tab -> Click on the default "Color LCD" profile and click on Details/properties (I forget) and scroll down to detail line 13 and it will have the model of your LCD there.
     
  16. molala macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks!

    I have the 00009C5B :(. Oh well, at least I don't know any better.
     
  17. pw1388 macrumors member

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    How good is 9C8C - AU Optronics? Thats the model I have.
     
  18. sammy2066 macrumors 6502a

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    I've personally seen 3 9C8C MacBooks. They're definitely better than 9C89. I could have lived with a 9C8C actually ...
     

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