Originally Posted by SmokinHusker
That's the 1st Gen and I don't think it comes with the remote. Lots of members have had problem with the 40" Gen 3, as Bear describes them. I've only seen them referred to as Gen 1 and Gen 2 (hence the 2 pics I posted), but knowing now there was one before both of these, Bear's descriptions make sense.
Thanks guys, I learned something new!
LOL----It's easy for me to tell them apart:
I started with a Gen #1 black MES 30, without a glass door. (square cornered control box)
Then My Son got a Gen #1 MES 40 with window in door. (No remote) (square cornered control box)
Then I got All SS Gen #2 MES 40 with window in door & Remote control. (Control box leaned back more & not square corners)
Gen # 3 came out since, with control built into top front, and remote control.
There are other differences, but these are the most recognizable.