Better picture is subjective (and after some later firmware updates, some think the Samsung offers the better picture). Processing is less important on Blue Ray disks (what most reviewers judge image quality on) than it is on lower resolution sources.
I think "processing" is more relating to the graphic part (GPU) of the TV. the panel is the last thing that reaches the viewer(so I think the panel's quality has the most influence), but the processor sends the signal to the panel. It's like the AMP vs. Speakers....some upgrade the amp, some upgrade the speakers to get the best sound....am I making sense?
Both will scale but not both will do it as well. There is algo difference and there is also the color interpolation to consider. As nhheip say, like sound system u need to identify which part of the chain is weakest link. It could jolly well be the source
I've not compared before but some say panny scaling is not as good as Sammy but hopefully better in 2011 with kuro engine
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