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The "Soap Opera Effect" is just that videotape look that film and other sources get when you have a setting set to ON, right ?
yes correct everything has that live camera feel to it

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Quick question about input resolution. I have had my old Xfinity X1 box set to output 1080i and had the tv's Film Mode set to Auto1 for years. Well my stb died and the new box has an output setting of 1080p. It looks great but I just realized that Film Mode is now greyed out on the tv. I have to assume the X1 is not doing any 3:2 pulldown before it upconverts, would I be better off using the 1080i output on the box and getting back those settings in the tv or am I just overthinking this.

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Yes, 1080i is probably a better option for you if the X1 box doesn't have inverse telecine capability.
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Quick question about input resolution. I have had my old Xfinity X1 box set to output 1080i and had the tv's Film Mode set to Auto1 for years. Well my stb died and the new box has an output setting of 1080p. It looks great but I just realized that Film Mode is now greyed out on the tv. I have to assume the X1 is not doing any 3:2 pulldown before it upconverts, would I be better off using the 1080i output on the box and getting back those settings in the tv or am I just overthinking this.

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If the STB has a signal pass-through mode (auto mode) I would use that and let the TV do the processing. If not, then I would leave it on 1080i (assuming the sources is 1080i). Basically, you want it to match your source material and feed that directly to the tv.
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I've noticed that the contrast setting can affect banding on a greyscale ramp pattern. Is it worth finding a contrast setting that shows less banding (ie. 92 instead of 95) or is this an unreliable test? Not sure how the grayscale ramp would be affected at different APLs, etc.
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