This is probably a bit of a noobish question, so I'll apologize in advance! I'm considering the LN46A650, but am concerned about pixelation issues. My GF has an older Samsumg 46" LCD (Not sure about model number, but ~2-3 years old now), which shows some pretty severe pixelation in darkers areas and out-of-focus backgrounds where there should be a smooth gradient (is this what's meant by "false contouring"?). In some cases, the picture with HD materal looks scarcely better than a compressed mpeg, and can be hard to watch! Is this something that's common to all LCD flat panels, or are there units that don't have this issue? How does this unit stand up in this department? From the image in post #24 of this thread.
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it looks like there may be some issues with pixelation, but as another member pointed out, it's really hard to say from a compressed digital photo displayed on my laptop's LCD.
Unfortunately I'd have to drive for 1hr+ in order to look at one of these in person, since the local BB doesn't stock the 550, 650 or 750 in any size!
I'm hoping some of you can give me an idea of whether/how bad a problem this is on this unit before I place an order for it, since I find it pretty distracting and a possible deal breaker! Thanks all!