Upgrading to 1080p screen from the 720p one!! xps 15 (l502x)

Discussion in 'Dell XPS and Studio XPS' started by xxbadboys93, Nov 15, 2011.

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  1. lovethai

    lovethai Notebook Guru

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    Looking at the prices of the FHD screens it might be cheaper to sell your laptop and order new xps with upgraded screen.
     
  2. tobyni

    tobyni Newbie

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    I'm trying to get hold of a genuine AUO B156HW01 v7 too, but it seems next to impossible... especially in the UK. Beware, every listing I've found on eBay will say in the small print that they may ship a compatible... and theres no 'maybe' about it. The V73D3 cable's about double the US$ prices too :mad:

    Even kuzotronic's not listing the v7 anymore... so if so many people were swapping their FHDs from gloss (v7) to matte (v4), where'd all the leftover gloss ones go? grrr
     
  3. xxbadboys93

    xxbadboys93 Notebook Deity

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    Can anyone post a genuine 1080p screen with the cable for U.S. people!!!
    And you can resell your old screen on ebay !
     
  4. tobyni

    tobyni Newbie

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    I got a message from Lee from Kuzotronic, he's done wonders for a lot of people on this forum getting replacement screens imported, but he's confirmed the AUO v4 and v7 were discontinued halfway through 2011...

    After a few honest e-mails from ebayers, anyone that is offering a v7 is going to send a v0, but as some will know it's WLED, not B+RG, so the colour gamut's only 60%. I'm assuming most of the v4s being offered are actually v3s.

    I'm going to have to scout about for an alternative... I wonder if there are any other makes of panel at the same sepc that might actually work.., otherwise it's a v0 for me.
     
  5. cri-cri

    cri-cri Notebook Consultant

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    tobyni, I still got the original glossy panel B156HW01 v7, replaced with a matte HD+ after only a few days of use so it's in mint condition... Can't PM you as you have less then 5 posts.
     
  6. tobyni

    tobyni Newbie

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    Damn the posts system! Are you in the UK Cri-cri... and has the fact that I've mentioned they've stopped making them increased the price to include internal organs? lol
     
  7. cri-cri

    cri-cri Notebook Consultant

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    I'm not from/in the UK, I'm in Italy right now but I'll move to Brussel next week-end (job requires me to be present there Monday morning).
    :) Send me a message once you have access to the PM system and we'll come to a price so that we both keep our kidneys where they are.
     
  8. bacio

    bacio Newbie

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    I hope I saw this post earlier....just ordered a v4 from ebay. Have no idea whether i will get a exact model.
     
  9. tobyni

    tobyni Newbie

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    If the AUO v.7 and v.4 are both out of production from Q2 2011, it would be interesting to know if either Dell have a stockpile, or if they've switched to an alternative manufacturer in the newest models.

    I keep expecting to see someone post that they've opened their new XPS and discovered a completely different screen to the v.7. There was talk of a compatible LG screen, but it was WLED instead of B+RG, which loses the 95% gamut...

    As for ebay, I haven't seen a single genuine listing or v4 or v7 - the fine print ALWAYS states that 'if stock is unavailable, a compatible screen will be shipped', which is just an almighty get-out clause. It appears they're shipping v0 (for the v7) and v3 (for the v4) as compatible parts - same screens but only 60% gamut.
     
  10. LSB

    LSB Company Representative

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    We've got a bunch of B156HW01 V.4 and more coming :)
     
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