Originally Posted by Steve S
if you go from the D630 to the E550 you will lose two of your 4 HDMI ports, one of your two component inputs. The sole component input on the 550 is supposed to do double duty as a composite input (you plug the yellow composite cable into the green component jack) and the set has no separate composite input. As with the audio out situation this may not be of importance depending on how many external sources you're using.
I'd keep the 630 and do a little more experimentation with AMP settings to try to get rid of the judder. Note that if you're using 24fps output from your BD player you will have some judder on horizontal pans similar to what's common in movie theaters that still use film projection rather than digital--if that's your primary problem try setting the player back to 60fps BD output.
I sell tvs for a living and the E550 is, imho, a continuation of last year's Samsung "Black Friday" decontented models.
Thanks for the info. I got a semi-pro review on the net about the E550 that wasn't very good. Poor colors, contrast, and black-level were just some of the faults they mentioned. I'm very happy with the D630 and probably will keep it.
I haven't acutally watched a blu-ray on it yet. Everything I've watched that has the slight juddering has been on cable (1080i/60). I have
played a PS3 game in 1080p that looked great but I always turn AMP off when I play video games so I don't know if judders during games or not. I've messed around with the AMP features for the last week and still haven't found the right setting. I currently have it on standard with film mode on Auto 1 and it seems to work ok unless I have it on HGTV, Food Network, and IFC HD. Those channels are pretty bad to begin with on motion resolution so I just turn the AMP off completely when I watch those channles and it seems to be ok.