Originally Posted by jrnewquist
Samsung having "better processing" was the conventional wisdom (and oft-repeated by the AVS echo chamber) last year, but professional reviews (largely of EU models, still) indicate the VT30 has improved significantly in many of these areas. It's an open question that I hope many of the head-to-head reviewers and shootout attendees pay very close attention to.
Some of those European reviews praised the processing on the Panasonics last year
as well. But the processing on the N.A. models clearly sucked. The processing is different on the Euro models, and cannot be equated with the processing on the N.A. models.
Notwithstanding, I think CNET is more impressed with the processing this year on the North American models than last year. They said last year's was the worst processing they had seen on any recent HDTV they had tested.
Nothing like that in this year's reviews.