Originally Posted by whitetrash66
on my VW95, i have found that 24p material shows flicker with the DFI. I have now set my BD player to output 60 hertz, then, on the projector, i set film mode to film 1 to recreate the 24p look, and with DFI, i notice no flicker in this mode. works for me
So I tried your method on my HW50.
Unfortunately, disabling 24Hz output on your Blu-Ray player (i.e. feeding your projector a 60p signal), then using Film Mode (set to 1) to recreate the original 24p content, & then enabling DFI undoes the effects of the 60p --> 24p algorithm. You can easily see this with a good moving scene from Planet Earth (the helicopter shots from 'Mountains', e.g.). In other words, 3:2 pulldown motion judder re-emerges as soon as you enable DFI. So, essentially, you may get the benefits of DFI, but you have to live with 3:2 pulldown judder. The latter is a huge step backward, so I would never suggest this method to getting DFI working without flicker.
However, interestingly, if you then enable 'Low' Motion Enhancer, w/ DFI on & Film Mode set to 'Auto 1' (again, feeding the projector 60Hz content), the motion judder largely disappears, and you've still got DFI without too bad a flicker (60Hz flicker). Which is great for stuff like documentaries & Planet Earth sort of stuff. However, to me, even in 'Low' mode, the Motion Enhancer creates too much of a soap opera effect for movies.
So I can't really recommend this workaround for movies.
However, if you really do want to use DFI, I feel it can only be used with 60Hz content, not 24Hz Blu-Ray output. You're then left w/ the choice of: 3:2 pulldown motion judder, or soap-opera effect with less judder (by enabling 'Film Mode' to Auto 1, then turning on Motion Enhancer)
Sorry if that's a little complicated. I wish Sony (and every other manufacturer) just spelled out what all these modes do.