Originally Posted by varargs63
So you haven't actually seen both screens in person, only read reviews. Several of us have seen both, and can say that the differences are not subjective. The pictures taken so far do not come near showing off the severity of the problem. No fault of the photographers, it's just very difficult to get a picture that captures what the eye can discern. There are definitely physical differences between how the LG and Samsung display information. Hell, there are even differences between two different screens made by the same manufacturer. What is subjective is which one fits your personal computing needs better. I wouldn't admit that both screens are fine. It seems to me that both are sub-standard when compared to other manufacturers 17" laptops. You were lucky enough to get one that you like on the first try. Why do you insist on bringing down others that weren't so lucky and are trying to improve on the hand they were dealt? Unfortunately, we may have to sacrifice Lu's sanity in this cause, since he seems to be having problems deciding what his personal preference is.
I may not have been able to make a comparison with the Samsung screen because I never did see it on a 9300. I do however have a Sony Xbrite and a Samsung on a 8600, so I think I can at least evaluate the quality of my LG with these screens.
From all the posts that I have read, I think the following points stick out:
1. Both LG and Samsung have sparkles (Samsung seems to have a bit less)
2. Both LG and Samsung have leakage (Samsung seems to have more)
3. Colors are generally more vivid with the LG
4. Samsung seems to be slightly brighter.
Now tell me, taking the above into consideration, why the remaining remarks may not in fact be purely subjective and therefore totally misleading for someone who has not seen either screen.