Originally Posted by davenport47
Can someone tell me what *Real Cinema Mode* does in the 472/422XVT (or 551/552XVT)menu? The earlier models didn't have this mode, but the CNET reviewer couldn't discern any effect from it. I wonder if *Real Cinema* has something to do with reducing the soap opera effect. (If so, this will influence my purchase.)
The instruction manual says: "The Real Cinema Mode option allows selection of the type of compensation used for the Smooth MotionTM Effect option. Choose from Off, Precision and Smooth. (Smooth Motion has Off, Low, Medium, and High.) Vizio refers to Smooth Motion as an anti-judder control, but wouldn't it also involve anti-blur?
I'd greatly appreciate hearing from someone who can untangle this jungle of adjustments.
Well, after a little homework, I've answered my own question, but ended up with another slight mystery.
(First of all, my instruction manual quote should have ended at ". . . Off, Precision, and Smooth.")
Now, according to two reviews I found, Real Cinema is designed to reduce artifacts due to Smooth Motion (mainly the halo effect). Odd that in their review of the XVT470, CNET noticed the effect of Real Cinema, but in their review of the XVT 551, they noticed no effect at all from this adjustment.
Quoting from a reveiw on the HDTV Solutions site: "If instead of the halo [artifact using Smooth Motion], you would prefer a little judder from time to time, then switch to the other Real Cinema option, Precision. With this choice, the TV performs motion interpolation to generate 60 frames from the original 24 and then simply duplicates each of the 60 to obtain 120Hz. This is supposed to alleviate the halo."
Presumably, this has nothing to do with alleviating the soap opera effect. Correct?
But here's the odd thing: The XVT471/421 manuals on the Vizio site don't show a Real Cinema setting at all---and aren't these later models than the 470/420s?
The 472/422 manuals once again have Real Cinema listed. Did Vizio eliminate Real Cinema from the 471/421 and then reinstate it? Or are the manuals incomplete? Or should I give a damn? Anyone . . . ?