Originally Posted by enkidu77
Can anyone point me to specific differences between the various 5 series sets (the 550, the 530, and the 510). I have tried to determine any differences on Samsungs site, but their comparision funtion is practically worthless. I assume the 510 is a BB special. It seems to be missing one HDMI and is 200 less. Is that it? What about the 530? How is it different from the 550?
Well , the A510 has a Contrast Ratio of 30,000:1, while the A550 has a Dynamic Contrast Ratio 1,000,000:1. Obviously claiming a contrast ratio of 1,000,000:1 one is a complete joke, but I imagine it will have better contrast than the A510. I am not sure if this is due to missing features on the A510 or what. It might not have FilterBright, I'm not sure.
The A550 has a USB port, while the A510 does not, the A550 has one extra HDMI port, the A510 has a composite port (which is almost obsolete), while the A550 does not.
The A550 is ENERGY STAR Qualified, while the A510 is not.
The only A530 I can find is an LCD.
P.S. those pics, and your setup look great BMWguy (My dad has a souped up BMW 2002 that he bought in 1971, new carbs, wheel flares, front air-damn, etc. all from BMW motorsport in the 70's. Loads of fun to drive)