Originally Posted by smeg36
Now I'm more confused than ever. I've read so many conflicting reports on the 72hz. Some say it has to be set to Advance for 72hz. In the ControlCal forum on calibrating the 5020FD there are quotes from D-Nice that says it'll use 72hz with it set to Off or Advance, but not Standard or Smooth. Then I've read a few posts that say setting Standard will display 72Hz.
I know. I've also read the assertions that the non-Elites use the PC Film Modes differently....that STANDARD on the Elites, for example, is equivalent to OFF on the non-Elites. Frankly, that makes no sense to me at all, as I can't see why Pioneer would implement them that way, but then I've never owned a non-Elite and I don't follow those threads very closely. And the only tests that I've seen (where refresh rates were actually measured
, not assumed, for each mode with all the various kinds of input signals) were performed on Elite panels. So, with raised eyebrows and a quizzical look on my face, I defer to others' opinions on the non-Elites.
I'll emphasize again, though, that this particular setting should be selected based on personal preference, not an assumption that there's a "right" way to use it. I suggest that you try the different modes with both 1080p/24 signals from blu-rays, and perhaps more importantly, with a variety of DVD signals (making sure they've not
been already processed to 1080p/24 in your source player). Different people have different sensitivities to the visual effects of the processing involved, and you should just use whatever looks best to you.