Good thread. If the pictures were unlabeled I doubt anyone could guess which is which. And even if you could, the images we're seeing are being filtered in several ways - at the camera, in scaling, and by whatever you're viewing them on. Can't make any firm judgements so it's nice to have the calibrator's thoughts.
I'd be interested in hearing more about the viewing angle degradation - at what angle does the Samsung's PQ begin to degrade, and how bad does it get? This is a critical issue for a lot of people and is often glossed over in these sorts of reviews.
Also curious about performance in various lighting conditions. How are the anti-glare properties, reflections? I've been shocked at the terrible reflections in the 2008 glossy screen Samsung LCDs. Is this the same, better?