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Film Modes are typically inverse telecine... meaning they remove 3:2 pulldown from 30 fps sources which are almost all exclusively DVD. The repeated frames are detected and removed leaving 24p. If you are already sending 24p from a disc player that also has an inverse telecine mode, the TV won't do anything else with the images. If you are sending Blu-ray at 24p, the Film Mode won't do anything either. Auto1 and Auto2 typically will be setup so one of them only removes 3:2 pulldown and the other will remove 3:2 pulldown AND insert interpolated frames (using the TVs motion smoothing setting... whatever it is set to). Film Mode will also remove 3:2 pulldown from movies shown on broadcast, cable or satellite. But when the source is 30 fps video (like concert DVDs or Blu-rays) or TV shows shot with video cameras, there is no 3:2 pulldown to remove so CineSmooth or CineMotion or Film Mode (different brands have different names for the control but they typically all do the same thing(s) do nothing. And if the source is 24p there's no 3:2 pulldown to remove either so again, this setting does nothing.
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