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Sorry, I know this is an old thread but I just wanted to give my opinion on motionflow.
I love the motionflow on my Sony 52V5100. I never had it turned on in the past because I read the negative things about it back when I was looking for calibration settings. That was until a few buddies and I went to the BX on base a month ago and noticed the Holiday Sony display with one of the new Sony HDTV's set up running a split screen Iron Man 2 demo. Half the screen had motionflow on and the other half without. The picture was night and day. The half with motionflow looked as if we were right there with the actors. Too good to be true and I assumed it was one of those DVD/Bluray demo's that intentionally made half the screen look worse so that the other appeared 1000 times better, but alas it was not so.
Later that day I got home and turned on the motionflow. I was not completely happy with the look of HD cable TV. With a few days of tweaking and calibrating to get it set just right I still wasn't 100% convinced. Then I thought "Hey, lets try a Bluray movie" so I popped in Transformers 2 and AAHHHH *Angels Singing* it was a miracle! It was like my eyes opened to an entirely new world. The picture is so lifelike and just as a previous poster said, it is almost 3D. The depth and clarity is incredible and looks as if you are actually there in the movie. This is what true HD looks like and I don't know how I ever watched movies without it. I will admit that watching HD cable did take some getting used to at first. I assume it is because of the motionflow conflicting with the digital artifacts from the cable signal. Simple solution, just turn it off until you want it again.
My suggestion to anyone unsure of the motionflow technology is to just give it a try. I am not sure what people mean by it looking like a "soap opera?" Nor do I understand why they say it makes CGI look fake? Just the opposite is true in my opinion. Sure, it may appear odd at first but that is because we are so accustomed to watching TV a certain way, flat and no depth. We have watched movies that way for so long that we think that's what it's supposed to look like. This technology brings movies to life, and immerses you in the experience. Isn't that what what watching movies is all about?