Joeydrunk, all cableboxes and cheap extender media playback devices that I know have 3:2 judder on 60hz based american TVs. However, most people don't even notice this effect in America.
problem I'm talking about that affects some premium TV channels is NOT 3:2 judder. The stuttering is so bad, you can't possibly watch the TV channel that way.
Some newer LCD TV's in america have optional video processing to reduce video judder. However, if this video processing effect is turned up too high, the side effect is known to most people as the "Soap opera effect". This 3:2 smooth video processing is still not as good as the 3:2 pulldown removal technique using dscaler IVTC mod. However, it's still pretty effective.
To sum up, you can either use cableTV boxes or use a PC that has one of the below display cards with your cablecard TV solution. You can reduce 3:2 pulldown judder with any good modern LCD TV with 3:2 judder smoothing (for example, on Samsung TVs, this processing is called "Automotion Plus judder reduction")NVIDIA
GeForce 8500 GT / 8600GT / 8600 GTS
GeForce 9400 (including ION platforms)
GeForce GT 430
GeForce GT 440 (same core as 430)ATI Radeon HD 4200
Radeon HD 4550
Radeon HD 4650
Radeon HD 5450 with Dynamic Contrast Adjustment turned off
Radeon HD 6850
Core i3 (Clarkdale)
Originally Posted by joeydrunk
Are these problems(3:2 pulldown/judder etc.) apparent on cable/sattelite dvr's as well or just htpc's.