Originally Posted by syncrasy
Has anyone figured out the difference in functionality between the "24p Direct In" setting (choices are "60 hz" or "48 hz") and the "3:2 Pulldown" setting (choices are "On" or "Off"), with are both accessible from the "Advance Picture" menu?
The 24P direct in setting simply governs whether material that is input to the set at 24p (read: a blu-ray player, PC, or quality DVD "upconverting" player via HDMI) is shown at 48Hz (a multiple of 24) or 60Hz.
The set's 3:2 pulldown feature, I believe, only applies to cadence detection of 480i 60 and 1080i 60 sources...I don't believe the set has a mode capable of inverse
3:2 pulldown, that is, recovering 24p material from a 60 Hz interlaced source.
In my experience with the 800U (only a couple of days) the 48Hz mode properly accepts and displays 24p sources, without any unnecessary "smooth motion" or interpolation. IMHO, it looks very good, and I only noticed the flicker initially on my Windows desktop (which is bright)...once I output 24p video material, the flicker was unnoticeable to me, and although the lack of 3:2 pulldown was unsettling for a while, I certainly grew to appreciate it...high motion appeared much smoother and more natural, and certainly not "processed" or "video like" as I've seen in several other manufacturer's interpolating algorithms. During panning shots, backgrounds appeared more...how can I put this...fixed? More real? I know I shouldn't perceive the lack of judder as an increase in detail, but that's the way it looked to me vs. the 60 Hz mode. They didn't blur as much during pans, and the only objectionable effect it had for me was in some CGI scenes, where the backgrounds and some CGI objects appeared a little less real to me, perhaps because my brain was expecting the slight judder during pans.