Since I didn't get any response regarding the stuttering ticker issue, I went setting by setting to figure this out. First, I will say that the stuttering of the ticker appears mostly during commercials for whatever reason. Anyway, what I discovered is that when you set TruMotion to off, apparently it is not completely off because the stuttering still happens. But if I set the de-judder to zero, no stuttering. The de-blur setting doesn't seem to have an effect. So, I guess you get to pick either an always smooth ticker (de-judder = 0) or a soap opera effect (de-judder > 0), but not both at the same time.
On another note, did everyone see that DTV has stated they will have VOD 4k by end of the year?! I'm assuming this will be 30Hz and not HDCP 2.2 since I don't think any DTV STB has HDMI 2.0. So, DTV content may not require the upcoming HDMI upgrade from LG.