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#1 of 12 mylan

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Posted November 12 2010 - 04:28 AM

Last night I bought an LG 42LE5400 LED at Best Buy for a steal along with their free xbox offer and knew about the IPS panel vs. VA panel differences and requested one with the IPS because it is supposed to be a better panel but in my haste I didn't check the box until I got home and realized I had the VA panel. Is there any real world differences between the two panels to warrant my returning it for the IPS?


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#2 of 12 GeorgeAB

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Posted November 12 2010 - 05:39 AM

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#3 of 12 mylan

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Posted November 12 2010 - 06:22 AM

Wow, sounds like quite the difference. I might be calling BB later, however, having already asked that they select the correct panel the first time something tells me nothing short of going in the back and selecting it myself is going to work.


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#4 of 12 GeorgeAB

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Posted November 12 2010 - 07:41 AM

Simply the result of about two and a half minutes on Bing's search engine!



#5 of 12 BenS

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Posted November 19 2010 - 03:52 AM

How can you tell if a tv has IPS or VA where is it listed in the specs?


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Posted November 19 2010 - 06:30 AM



Originally Posted by BenS 

How can you tell if a tv has IPS or VA where is it listed in the specs?


On an LG panel, look on the box, there are two barcodes, the first serial number should have a W in the number, like AUSW, instead of a AUSD. The W in the serial number means it is an IPS panel, the D indicates a VA.


I took a VA panel tv back and got the IPS but I am experiencing a problem: on the extreme left edge, all the way down the side, there is a blue line and a red line on the right so I have Geek Squad coming to look at it.


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#7 of 12 Justin Bowser

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Posted November 25 2010 - 07:42 AM

So, there is no way to verify the panel type if ordering on-line.  Bummer...



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Posted November 25 2010 - 09:19 AM



Originally Posted by Justin Bowser 

So, there is no way to verify the panel type if ordering on-line.  Bummer...

What do you base that assertion on?



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Posted November 26 2010 - 01:51 AM



Originally Posted by GeorgeAB 



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Originally Posted by Justin Bowser 

So, there is no way to verify the panel type if ordering on-line.  Bummer...

What do you base that assertion on?


The assumption that someone at Amazon or whereever he buys it will give a damn enough to pull the correct serial number. On another forum this is knowm as the flat panel lottery.


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Posted November 26 2010 - 04:50 AM



Originally Posted by mylan 



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Originally Posted by GeorgeAB 



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Originally Posted by Justin Bowser 

So, there is no way to verify the panel type if ordering on-line.  Bummer...

What do you base that assertion on?


The assumption that someone at Amazon or whereever he buys it will give a damn enough to pull the correct serial number. On another forum this is knowm as the flat panel lottery.

Yeah, but look at all the money you save by not buying your TV from a respected local AV specialist!



#11 of 12 joeseph

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Posted May 25 2011 - 04:33 AM

VA Panel ~ 170 deg viewing angle

IPS Panel ~ 178 deg viewing angle


Generally all retailers list the viewing angle in their description.



#12 of 12 Gregg Loewen

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Posted May 26 2011 - 11:45 PM


Yeah, but look at all the money you save by not buying your TV from a respected local AV specialist!
 


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