A Timely POLL! Not JUST about JVC projectors, but about Frame Interpolation in general, on various brands and display types.
Frame Interpolation has become a big feature on many display devices. It has the ability to create much smoother motion and enable viewers to see a lot more detail in a scene that moves quickly, by creating more steps in the motion and making it easier for the eye to track the movement.
Whether these scenes be sports (such as football, basketball, baseball and auto racing), or film entertainment (such as epic air/space battles, car chases and fight scenes), consumers everywhere have been spoilt for choice as this capability has become more widely available, and of higher quality, than ever before.
Most implementations of this fabulous technology function well with both TV-based (sports) and film-based (such as Blu-ray) material. There are some older implementations that "lost the plot" a bit in some situations, but even these has now been improved. Last year, JVC released the feature (at last!) on their DiLA projectors, but, as it turned out, its implementation was flawed on arguably the most important home theater source of all - Blu-Ray!
So here we are... we wait, with abated breath, for the confirmation from JVC as to whether the "upgraded" Frame Interpolation system, in their 2010 projector line-up, is now "fixed" and finally compatible with Blu-ray movies. So, while we wait, I thought I'd get everyone's opinion about Frame Interpolation technology and the viewing improvment it provides, and how you use it.
We know that some people like FI with Blu-ray movies, some don't and some take a live-and-let-live approach. Some users love the feature with sports, but don't care about using it with movies. Some people see the feature as a benefit to both sports and movies. This poll is not just about whether we like FI or not, but about whether a feature should function as advertised, whether we choose to use it or not.
We know that JVC's promotional video for the 2010 product line-up now states categorically that their "upgraded" Clear Motion Drive (their name for Frame Interpolation) "is designed for Blu-Ray" and other video sources - this is a step beyond their marketing position last year, and implies that it will now interpolate Blu-Ray sources correctly without the awful artifacting of last year's models.
So! While we wait for that news, let's talk about Frame Interpolation in general - Cast your vote!