oh yeah; i forgot:
what that picture shows is "AUO optronics" and "made in Taiwan" on the sticker on the panel inside the Samsun 530 series LCD.
I just found this on AVS, where people are discussing that Samsung puts cheap panels (the C=CMO and A=AUO Taiwan) inside Samsung 630 and below series TVs...and that only the S panels are REAL samsungs?
I didn't pay much attention to this until today when I saw this post and pic:
This is a pic someone took through the back vent grill of a 530 series Samsung TV with an "A" on the sticker on the back:
so does this mean my "C" panel is also really not a Samsung panel ?
I was believing that this only happened on Samsung pc monitors, but these are on current TVs!!
I would be interested to hear what Mr Samsung or HD_tech can say to this.
Thanks in advance.