Originally Posted by specuvestor
Means this TV is not a good scalar then. Does the 550 scale well?
Looking at the devices listed, it is very likely that one or both of those tests were resulting in scaling the signal twice, which is never good.
Now, whether it scales well or not, I don't know. I would bet it scales just like the C550. I don't have much info. on it, just that one person on AVS, who buys TVs very often, (a lot of them Samsungs), said that the C550 doesn't have as good a processor (scaler) as the higher models. The better Sammys supposedly have a very good processor, (better than Panny and LG); so, 'not being as good' doesn't tell the whole story.
If true, it wouldn't be surprising, as these TVs have to be worse in at least a few ways.
How much worse, and how it compares to the price competition, who knows. Still seems like a very good deal on the C500, if one knows what they are getting, and has tempered expectations.