ok crew, I'm really confused now.
From end of November until as recently as last week, I'd go fill in my service tag in the Home Customer Support section/original Configuration and I would get W4554 panel, no list of manufacturer.
However, Dell revamped the original configuration list to include more information, and changed the LCD entry to:
Y4014LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY, Wide Ultra Extended Graphics Array, STANDARD PANELS WORKING GROUP, 17, SAMSUNG
W5412MODULE, LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY, 17WU, SAMSUNG, SGB
(Dellbert, you can understand I'm kind of too lazy to download 700megs for the knoppix)
If I do in fact have the Y4014, that would explain why I've been so happy with the screen and not understand the extent of the complaints.
I also find it weird that they would now list Y4014. I had my i9200 shipped end of November like most of you guys.
I'll keep investigating.
edit: Can't I just run Astra win32 for Win XP? From the Ultimate Boot CD website, I can link to Astra and Astra windows versions. I'll give it a try.http://www.astra32.com/
edit part 2: Exercise in futility: Astra tells me -> Generic Display, Generic model. Great.