Originally Posted by javanpohl
You should really consider deleting this post. CinemaSmooth has always gotten rid of the pops. You could really mislead someone that doesn't read to the end of your post.
Done because I agree that it requires further testing by more users.
- I did saw fluctuations in the past with CinemaSmooth! (It was very disturbing when I watched Gangs of New York from Blu-Ray. Dark scenes often changed to milky grays and back.)
- I believe there is no problem with 60Hz either. The only thing I noticed when I looked for "brightness pops" (since the update) was the "floating blacks" effect. I didn't see if the dark colors become brighter, only the MLL got brighter which felt like flickering. But it was very hard to notice when I used my hands to cover the black bars around the 2.35:1 movie picture (again, only the completely black areas jumped).
1: "Floating blacks" won't be fixed on these TVs. I am very sure about that. (I don't think a firmware can do anything about that, even if a possible solution would be to fix the MLL on it's maximum point. It's more likely a low-level panel driver thing, not a main-board software stuff.)
2: The Average Brightness Limiter won't be turned off. (Same as above. Probably impossible to do with a simple main-board software + other hard reasons...)
-> I think the problem (which I cared and blamed about) was that "Dynamic Contrast" wasn't really turned OFF when you set it to OFF but it seems they fixed it now.
I have to wait and watch some movies with very dark and very bright scenes to say it for sure, but I believe my TV works properly since I applied the last software update for it.
Yes, it still "pops", but it's much less noticeable than before and probably can't be "fixed".
And yes, it will always "pop" with very bright scenes and high Cell/Contrast settings when ABL cuts back the peak brightness and also with very-dark scenes where MLL rises.