Sorry but I disagree. Subjectively you are saying you see an improvement. What are you using to test with? The Sony can fully resolve all the chroma and luma info, its levels are correct, it retains the full dynamic range, and it can output 24p right off the disc. There is nothing to improve upon from a video standpoint. Objective testing will tell you quite early what can and can't be improved upon. I can't say if the Samsung is nice looking because I haven't tested it, but I can tell if the Sony could be improved upon via HDMI, and right now it can't.
[b]Sorry I disagree with you about the picture quality on Samsung BDP1200 compared to the Sony BDPS1. The picture quality on the Samsung is by far better. It just is. Get Samsung 5296D and a Samsung BDP1200 and then you will see why I am praising it. Sorry but without the hardware in your hands what you say means very little. Its end result, what you see and nothing else.
This sounds like an issue with your displays EDID info. The Sony will output 1080p24 just fine. I can confirm it with two different video processors and my projector (Marantz VP11S1) which will accept a 1080p24 input signal and display it at 1080p48. Aside from judder though, THERE IS NO BENEFIT TO 1080p24 over 1080p60. You just lose SOME of the jerkiness. Film at 24fps still has plenty of jerkiness to it.
Sorry to disagree with you but with my setup It looks better.THERE IS A BENEFIT TO 1080P 24FPS OVER 1080P 60. SORRY BUT YOU ARE VERY WRONG.