Re: HD Guru's 58C8000, he got 0.009 fL.
Re: CNet's 50C8000 and 50C7000, where in that article (or another one?) does it state, that didn't use Cinema Smooth for one, and then did use it for the other one?
Also, I am guessing those panels were tested before the firmware update, so they should be lower now. It appears, though, that the 58" and 63" are lower than the 50", even with the FW 1019.
Since the FW made such as change, Cnet should really request these TVs again, so they could re-test them with CS turned off (and on, also, if they wanted to). They would need four TVs, though; a 50" and 58" for C8000 and C7000, respectively.
Well, they really only need a 50" and 58" from one series- since the MLL on each series is typically about the same, with the panel size being the key to MLL difference- but for verification purposes, they would want all four.
Since they kept Panasonic's plasmas such a long time, I don't see why Samsung wouldn't welcome the better press from an updated better review; well, the Samsung TVs sell so well in general, I guess they don't need it.