My WHITE 24" C2D iMac has a H-IPS panel

Discussion in 'iMac' started by shelt, Aug 22, 2007.

  1. shelt macrumors member

    shelt

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    #1
    Using SwitchResX, as suggested in the related H-IPS thread, i found my WHITE 24" C2D, purchased 27 Jun 2007 from an Apple Store, has the coveted LG Philips H-IPS panel rather than S-PVA seen in earlier editions!! Here is the SwitchResX data:


    EDID Version........1.3
    Manufacturer........APP
    Product Code........26012 (659C) (9C65)
    Serial Number.......168xxxx

    Manufactured........Week 0 of year 2006
    Max H Size..........52 cm
    Max V Size..........32 cm
    Gamma...............2.20

    DPMS Supported Features:
    ------------------------


    Display type:
    -------------
    RGB color display


    Input signal & sync:
    --------------------
    Digital

    Color info:
    ------------
    Red x = 0.640 Green x = 0.290 Blue x = 0.146 White x = 0.313
    Red y = 0.340 Green y = 0.616 Blue y = 0.069 White y = 0.328

    Established Timings:
    --------------------

    Manufacturer Reserved Timings:
    ------------------------------
    Unknown timing 3

    Standard Timing Identification:
    -------------------------------

    Monitor Description blocks:
    ---------------------------
    Descriptor #0 is Timing definition:
    Mode = 1920 x 1200 @ 60Hz
    Pixel Clock.............156.00 MHz Non-Interlaced

    Horizontal Vertical
    Active..................1920 pixels 1200 lines
    Front Porch............. 48 pixels 3 lines
    Sync Width.............. 32 pixels 6 lines
    Back Porch.............. 80 pixels 36 lines
    Blanking................ 160 pixels 45 lines
    Total...................2080 pixels 1245 lines
    Scan Rate............... 75.00 kHz 60.24 Hz

    Image Size.............. 470 mm 300 mm
    Border.................. 0 pixels 0 lines

    Sync: Digital separate with
    * Positive vertical polarity
    * Positive horizontal polarity

    Descriptor #1 is Manufacturer specific data (not interpreted here)

    Descriptor #2 is ASCII data:
    LM240wu2-sLA1
    Descriptor #3 is Monitor name:
    Color LCD
     
  2. prs986 macrumors regular

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    #2
    Awesome! Now, someone needs to run this program on a 20". I guess I can do it when I go home after work, if someone doesnt beat me to it.
     
  3. paetrick macrumors regular

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    #3
    The 20" have a TN display !
     
  4. prs986 macrumors regular

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    #4
    I know, i'm just curious of the specific model Apple uses.
     
  5. craigr577 macrumors member

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    That would be great (because information is useful!), especially if people do it for other recent monitors: new-20, and also white-20 and new-24.

    But where in the info-readout does it say "LG Philips H-IPS"? Does this require extra knowledge and interpretation, as when you say "Manufacturer specific data (not interpreted here)" near the end?

    Craig
     
  6. rainydays macrumors 6502a

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    #6
    Descriptor #2 says LM240wu2 which is the model number of the LG Philips display, the same used in the new iMac 24".
     
  7. HLdan macrumors 603

    HLdan

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    Not being sarcastic but could someone please tell why is knowing about the LCD design so important? What is an H-IPS panel anyway and why should anyone care? I'm currently waiting for my iMac 24 to ship and just want to know is this H-IPS panel something I need to be concerned about on my iMac?
    :confused:
     
  8. Cave Man macrumors 604

    Cave Man

    #8
    These panels are considered best for those who do critical photographic work because their projection angles are such that you do not have perceptual fading at the top and bottom. The larger a panel is, the more of a problem with fading.
     
  9. kixsand macrumors regular

    kixsand

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    #9
    I've had my 24" iMac for about 6 months now...build to order at the time. I just pulled the data using SwitchResX and it would appear that my iMac also has the panel in question...

    It doesn't mean a lot to me but I find it delightful none the less.

    Cheers, ...

    Data below.



    DDC block report generated by SwitchResX for display
    iMac

    0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 A B C D E F
    -----------------------------------------------------
    0 | 00 FF FF FF FF FF FF 00 06 10 65 9C 01 01 01 01
    1 | 00 10 01 03 80 34 20 78 0A C7 74 A3 57 4A 9D 25
    2 | 11 50 54 00 00 10 01 01 01 01 01 01 01 01 01 01
    3 | 01 01 01 01 01 01 F0 3C 80 A0 70 B0 2D 40 30 20
    4 | 36 00 D6 2C 11 00 00 1E 00 00 00 01 00 06 10 30
    5 | 11 01 00 00 00 00 00 00 0A 20 00 00 00 FE 00 4C
    6 | 4D 32 34 30 77 75 32 2D 73 4C 41 31 00 00 00 FC
    7 | 00 43 6F 6C 6F 72 20 4C 43 44 0A 20 20 20 00 57

    -----------------------------------------------------
    Valid DDC block: checksum passed

    EDID Version........1.3
    Manufacturer........APP
    Product Code........26012 (659C) (9C65)
    Serial Number.......16843009

    Manufactured........Week 0 of year 2006
    Max H Size..........52 cm
    Max V Size..........32 cm
    Gamma...............2.20

    DPMS Supported Features:
    ------------------------


    Display type:
    -------------
    RGB color display


    Input signal & sync:
    --------------------
    Digital

    Color info:
    ------------
    Red x = 0.640 Green x = 0.290 Blue x = 0.146 White x = 0.313
    Red y = 0.340 Green y = 0.616 Blue y = 0.069 White y = 0.328

    Established Timings:
    --------------------

    Manufacturer Reserved Timings:
    ------------------------------
    Unknown timing 3

    Standard Timing Identification:
    -------------------------------

    Monitor Description blocks:
    ---------------------------
    Descriptor #0 is Timing definition:
    Mode = 1920 x 1200 @ 60Hz
    Pixel Clock.............156.00 MHz Non-Interlaced

    Horizontal Vertical
    Active..................1920 pixels 1200 lines
    Front Porch............. 48 pixels 3 lines
    Sync Width.............. 32 pixels 6 lines
    Back Porch.............. 80 pixels 36 lines
    Blanking................ 160 pixels 45 lines
    Total...................2080 pixels 1245 lines
    Scan Rate............... 75.00 kHz 60.24 Hz

    Image Size.............. 470 mm 300 mm
    Border.................. 0 pixels 0 lines

    Sync: Digital separate with
    * Positive vertical polarity
    * Positive horizontal polarity

    Descriptor #1 is Manufacturer specific data (not interpreted here)

    Descriptor #2 is ASCII data:
    LM240wu2-sLA1
    Descriptor #3 is Monitor name:
    Color LCD
     
  10. craigr577 macrumors member

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    #10
    How do you know that "LM240wu2 = LG Philips = H-IPS"? googling "LM240wu2" brings up info about Philips (mainly from forums, which say it's H-IPS) but how do they know? Is there a database with information about the types of displays used in various models of Philips (and Dell, Samsung,...) or is it available on manufacturers' websites? Or is it from "various sketchy sources" as in #31-36 and 41 of http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=344204&page=2 ? :)

    Six days ago, prs86 said "someone needs to run this program on a 20. I guess I can do it when I go home after work, if someone doesnt beat me to it." It would be useful if someone with each monitor (aluminum and white) used SwitchResX (shareware with 10-day free trial period, http://www.madrau.com/html/SRX/About.html) to get data that can be decoded. (but is it obvious "what to do" after downloading the program? a "read me" user manual is available, but it's long)

    I would especially like to know what the white-20" is.

    Craig
     
  11. Thunderbird macrumors 6502a

    Thunderbird

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    #11
    This is interesting. Does anyone know if this particular lcd panel would be in all the last revision white 24" iMacs ? So, if I bought a 24" today from the last stocks in my local big box retail computer store, I should probably get one with that panel?
     
  12. imacdaddy macrumors 6502a

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    24" iMac AL uses LG/Philips Model LM240WU2 (SL/B1)
    24" iMac White uses LG/Philips Model LM240WU2 (SL/A1)
     
  13. CaptainChunk macrumors 68020

    CaptainChunk

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    #13
    My white 20" iMac C2D seems to be using an LG/Philips S-IPS panel.

    SwitchResX reports the info as "LM201W01-SLA3."
     
  14. serega macrumors regular

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    Seattle
    #14
    It looks like my IMac 20" has TN Display:

    DDC block report generated by SwitchResX for display
    Color LCD

    0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 A B C D E F
    -----------------------------------------------------
    0 | 00 FF FF FF FF FF FF 00 06 10 6A 9C 01 01 01 01
    1 | 00 10 01 03 80 2B 1B 78 0A CF 74 A2 57 4A 9C 25
    2 | 11 50 54 00 00 10 01 01 01 01 01 01 01 01 01 01
    3 | 01 01 01 01 01 01 7C 2E 90 A0 60 1A 1E 40 30 20
    4 | 36 00 B1 0E 11 00 00 1C 00 00 00 01 00 06 10 30
    5 | 11 08 00 00 00 00 00 00 0A 20 00 00 00 FE 00 4C
    6 | 4D 32 30 31 57 45 33 2D 54 4C 46 31 00 00 00 FC
    7 | 00 43 6F 6C 6F 72 20 4C 43 44 0A 20 20 20 00 2B

    -----------------------------------------------------
    Valid DDC block: checksum passed

    EDID Version........1.3
    Manufacturer........APP
    Product Code........27292 (6A9C) (9C6A)
    Serial Number.......16843009

    Manufactured........Week 0 of year 2006
    Max H Size..........43 cm
    Max V Size..........27 cm
    Gamma...............2.20

    DPMS Supported Features:
    ------------------------


    Display type:
    -------------
    RGB color display


    Input signal & sync:
    --------------------
    Digital

    Color info:
    ------------
    Red x = 0.636 Green x = 0.292 Blue x = 0.146 White x = 0.313
    Red y = 0.340 Green y = 0.612 Blue y = 0.069 White y = 0.328

    Established Timings:
    --------------------

    Manufacturer Reserved Timings:
    ------------------------------
    Unknown timing 3

    Standard Timing Identification:
    -------------------------------

    Monitor Description blocks:
    ---------------------------
    Descriptor #0 is Timing definition:
    Mode = 1680 x 1050 @ 60Hz
    Pixel Clock.............119.00 MHz Non-Interlaced

    Horizontal Vertical
    Active..................1680 pixels 1050 lines
    Front Porch............. 48 pixels 3 lines
    Sync Width.............. 32 pixels 6 lines
    Back Porch.............. 80 pixels 21 lines
    Blanking................ 160 pixels 30 lines
    Total...................1840 pixels 1080 lines
    Scan Rate............... 64.67 kHz 59.88 Hz

    Image Size.............. 433 mm 270 mm
    Border.................. 0 pixels 0 lines

    Sync: Digital separate with
    * Positive vertical polarity
    * Negative horizontal polarity

    Descriptor #1 is Manufacturer specific data (not interpreted here)

    Descriptor #2 is ASCII data:
    LM201WE3-TLF1
    Descriptor #3 is Monitor name:
    Color LCD
     
  15. lPHONE macrumors 6502a

    lPHONE

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    #15
    OK, I have an iMac with a cracked LCD, but I don't need the H-IPS. Can I replae it with the cheaper one? If yes, where can I fine it?
     

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