As promised I went to test Sony A1.
Guys, I don't know what to tell you. Exact same sh.... (thing) like a copy of LG. I was shocked.
Spears and Munsil wedge test is showing exact same artifact as soon as you turn motion interpolation on. Controls are confusing just like LG with this Real Cinema. If the motion interpolation is off wedge test is OK. Playing Hell or High Water in this setting produces this choppy strobing frames effect pulling back and forth looking like the TV is going to fall apart. You need quite a bit of frame interpolation to settle it down. With this you start seeing artifacts very similar to LG. Black Frame Insertion is a mistake. I bumped into it clicking the menu functions. The screen gets darker and starts to flicker really bad. I was in the menu not even playing movie. I backed out of it and shut if off. It reminded me 3D active glasses flicker. Not interested in this.
The kick stand on the back of the TV with ports in the leg is a bad idea. It gives the TV this cheap oversized picture frame look. It is tilted back and does not have expansive Sony appearance.
I got home and put the same test on my projector. Guess what? The artifacts on this test are also showing on my LCD projector. I should have checked this before. The contour of splash is much softer and less noticeable but it is there. Frame interpolation on Epson has 4 settings off, low, normal and high. No artifacts when off and showing on low setting. At low setting this is like using deblur only. This is my normal setting for watching movies. There are no artifacts at all at the lower setting but wedge test is showing something. Epson has 240Hz LCD panels with 480Hz Drive Technology for 3D active glasses. Hell or High Water opening scene looks blurry on frame transitions and much sharper with frame interpolation on low. OLED can't get the blurry look at all no matter what. The low setting of Epson's frame interpolation is similar in effect to De-Judder 5 or 6 for this scene on LG. LCD projector looks normal in this scene with more or less motion blur. LG looks strobing and shaking frames unless I use DJ 5 or more.
From Epson marketing material:
"The 5030UBe has a 240Hz refresh rate, and three frame-interpolation modes (low, normal, and high) are available to help reduce motion blur and film judder.
Epson's 480Hz Drive technology is designed to minimize the blackout time of the 3D glasses to allow for brighter 3D images and reduced crosstalk."
Here is my point of view as an LCD guy.
Maybe I'm going the wrong way about it. OLED at 120Hz is lightning fast with 0 blur compared to slow blurry LCD panels at 240 (480) Hz. Movie director of Hell or High Water created this scene with something in mind. Maybe he used this high speed shutter and sharp, focused background to create this suspense scene with empty streets. Obviously he didn't see is on OLED and I'm sure this is not what he had in mind. The typical guidelines for filming motion is to set the shutter at half the speed compared to frame rate. This creates enough blur in the frames to make the illusion of motion. Good article and video example: https://vimeo.com/blog/post/frame-ra...the-record-str
Wedge test may not really be directly linked to artifacts but it is exposing phenomenon in interpolated frames with specific pattern and frequency. Motion interpolation artifact could be everywhere including Sony best sets but with slow blurry LCD we don't see it. It is too fast of a blink to capture it on screen. OLED could be fast enough to flash it. I can see artifacts on Epson motion high setting but not when using 3D active glasses with shutter closed for about 60% of the time.
Maybe OLED needs to have new motion processing developed from scratch - wipe clean everything they have build so far and start fresh.
De-Blur is a mistake here. There is no blur to begin with and nothing to De-Blur. It has to be "Blur" function as positive numbers introducing blur into frame transition for 24fps material. It needs to be 1 or 2 frames of 120Hz as blurry blend of the 2 key frames. No motion direction prediction and no artifacts. It would help a lot to cut down on strobbing effect specially on animated movies where the sharp focused frames were computer generated. At lower frame rates like 24 per second blur makes the motion. Without blur it is a slide show.
Motion interpolation as De-Judder has to have static adjustment as the length of time original frame is presented on screen as consistent value. Right now to get the Hell or High Water opening scene looking good you need value of 6 but the rest of the movie will have strong SOE loosing 24fps film cadence all together.
Higher frame rate movies are perfect for OLED. Unfortunately the attempt to go in this direction hit the wall of criticism. Hobbit The Battle of the Five Armies 3D and 48fps was widely criticized for making it too clear and detailed. Audience was looking at actors makeup, details of costumes, studio lighting instead of following the movie. The magic of cinema was gone according to some critics.
Whey did we go all the way to big screens and 4K? We should have stayed in VHS. Plenty of magic there. Quality was so bad you really had to keep your imagination going to see anything through small flickering CRT tubes