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I know, I looked at that spec sheet too, and that's what's so infuriating!
But not one of the 5 customer service folks I talked to have yet pointed me to the option that activates a working 3:3 pulldown.
"RealCinema" is mentioned nowhere in the menu system, and the only relevant option is "Film Mode."
A number of the customer service workers seemed to expect the television to have a "TruMotion" setting, which it also lacked.
From ze manual:
REAL CINEMA OR FILM MODE
Makes video clips recorded in film look more natural by eliminating judder effect. DVD and Blu-ray movies are filmed at 24 frames per second (fps). With LG Real Cinema, every frame is consistently processed 5 times in 1/24 of a second producing 120 fps with TruMotion or 2 times in 1/24 of a second producing 48 fps without TruMotion, thus totally eliminating the judder effect. This function can also work when TruMotion is off.
None of that math indicates any 3:3/72hz system. Weird, right? If anyone can direct me to this most elusive feature, man, you will have made my summer.
Regarding the 1080/24hz issues, I've visited another forum where there is an LG rep who visits from time to time.
I took the time to Private Message him with the following message:
I wonder if you could help.
I have recently taken ownership of a LG 50PZ950 (UK Model)
I am VERY happy with the overall quality of this TV after previously returning a Panasonic GT30.
However it appears there is an issue when playing back Blu-Rays at 1080/24hz
I am not talking about the normal judder you should expect to see with 24hz material, instead it is like a 'hitching' effect where the image appears to stop and start as the camera pans.
This also seems to have a small effect on the Lip-Sync when running the TV through an AV Receiver as everything is in total sync when not outputting the source in 1080/24hz mode.
I have been liaising with other owners on another forum where there appears to be more discussion and interest in the PZ950, and other owners are also experiencing the same issue.
I'm not sure if its good etiquette to direct you to another site but there's some interesting reading toward the bottom of page 7 into page 8 (see specifically post #209 onwards)
I know I would be grateful if you could help shed some light into why we are having these issues, and if the team at LG can recommend any sort of fix for this, as the function that should remedy the issue (Tru-motion) appears to be absent (or at least very well hidden) from the menu's on this particular model.
Here's hoping he responds and can help us get to the bottom of this.
I'll keep you all updated.