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I was looking at these 2 tvs the pn50b550 is in store but the pn50b560 is in warehouse and can be shipped to house so have never seen a pn 50b560 the sales person told me the pic was better on 550 because it was brighter than the 560 due to anti glare on 560 both tvs are same price 999. was wondering if this was true because I love plasma tv pic but some are just to dark for me ty.
 

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I've purchased each model and unfortunately had to return both for different reasons. I saw no difference between the two models whatsoever in the brightness of the picture. What I did see was that the 560 has a much better picture quality due to it's having the Crystal Full HD Engine processor. It also has Cinema Smooth which, if it works properly, is an upgrade when watching Blu-Rays. If both models are the same price, I highly recommend going for the 560 without a doubt. . .
 

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I've purchased each model and unfortunately had to return both for different reasons. I saw no difference between the two models whatsoever in the brightness of the picture. What I did see was that the 560 has a much better picture quality due to it's having the Crystal Full HD Engine processor. It also has Cinema Smooth which, if it works properly, is an upgrade when watching Blu-Rays. If both models are the same price, I highly recommend going for the 560 without a doubt. . .

Why did you send the units back? I'm curious because I'm in decision mode between the B560(now) and the C590(later).
 

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It also has Cinema Smooth which, if it works properly, is an upgrade when watching Blu-Rays.

Cinema Smooth doesn't work properly on any 2009 Samsung plasma. There's the rise in black levels when activating cinema smooth (not noticable if you only watch tv during the day), and also an audio drift issue.
 

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The 550 was the first one I purchased. I returned it because, to me, the picture quality was lacking. The 560, because of the Crystal Full HD Engine video processor, had superior picture quality but unfortunately had a huge dent in the back. I'm still debating on purchasing a 560 since the prices have dropped. . .
 

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The 550 was the first one I purchased. I returned it because, to me, the picture quality was lacking. The 560, because of the Crystal Full HD Engine video processor, had superior picture quality but unfortunately had a huge dent in the back. I'm still debating on purchasing a 560 since the prices have dropped. . .

Good stuff. I wasnt sure what exactly the Crystal engine was, but you've sold me on it as a must have.


I understand the anti glare on the 550/560 isnt the greatest, but for my situation it doesnt need to be. I have a window directly behind me, but will be handled with blackout curtains. However, I have kids in there most of the time and I do keep the celiling lights and a halogen on usually. Is the filter servicable or completely worthless? The right anwser here will push me towards a 560 purchase.


Btw, any buzz on either your 550 or 560? Thanks again.
 
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