Originally Posted by El Matadurr
1)48hz handles 24p the best on the S60. 2)Per what others have said, the annoyance of flicker can be variable. For me, I only notice if I look for it. 3)Even then, it has to be a very bright scene for me to even begin to catch on to it. 4)My 42ST30 that I had did handle 24p in 60hz mode much better than the S60 does. 5)However, if you have your blu-ray player do the pull-down (the blu-ray player feeding the TV a 3:2 60hz signal), it looks better. The difference between motion handling of 24p + 60hz and 3:2 pulldown (blu-ray) + 60hz is relatively marginal. There is a much larger difference between when the TV is set between 48hz and 60hz, however.
lol, I generally always agree with you, but I have to make my points on this one because I couldn't disagree more.
1) It's so marginal between 48Hz and 60Hz that I don't think you could notice unless you had two sets side-by-side, and "best"? I am running mine in 60Hz because I think it's "best" (smooth enough with no flicker).
2) Only if you look for it? You don't have to look that hard. Pop in Avatar, and the two clips before it starts (20th century fox and copyright scenes) are like strobelights.
3) It's not only on bright scenes, as the copyright scene is not bright, it's a solid color.
4) Did you test them side-by-side? If not, it may just be that you have a larger screen now, and judder is more pronounced on a larger screen. I feel my new set is just as smooth, if not smoother, as my old ST30.
5) I noticed zero difference between having my PS3 output 24p and 60Hz. If anything, I would recommend letting your TV do the 3:2 pulldown since it's a 2013 model, and PS3's (for example) have been out for a long
time. One would assume the TV has better processing mechanics for this job.