Originally Posted by YegorT
And yet A530 picture quality comparable to Sony V3000.
And in some ways Samsung A650 picture quality is better than Sony V3000 10-bit.
PQ is very subjective. Some like the dynamic bright saturated pictures and the rest like the standard picture modes or their own toned down custom settings for a natural picture. Rarely people watch their TVs at home using the factory settings that are used in stores; specially I haven't heard of many that watch with the default 'dynamic/vivid' mode.10-bits DO make a difference
. It gives way for better skin tones and much smoother gradients. It also helps reduce artifacts due to TV's internal processing such as dynamic contrast, motion processing etc. (by Bravia Engine or DNIe).
To some, the differences (mostly subtle) may not be noticeable. Obviously, if you cannot perceive these differences, go for the 8-bit models that you are happy with.
This year, almost every major manufacturer has 10-bit panels in their high-end models, for a good reason. Samsung 650 has a 10-bit panel - it has been confirmed from the service manual - though Samsung is not touting it.
I am waiting for the Z4100..