Hello everyone. I have poured through the message boards here and many other places and have found a lot of answers to my troublesome HDTV questions yet cannot find a definitive answer on the HL-T6187S 120hz/24p mode.
I see the conflicting specifications on a lot of websites and boards saying the Samsung does 120hz always, 120hz when necesssary, or 120hz when used for 3D viewing. I also see in stores like Best Buy and Circuit City the displays for 1080P HD requiring a 120Hz TV if you want that feature that makes motion pictures look like HD video you'd see on HDNet or something.
As far as I can tell there is no exact setting in this TV to put it into any other refresh mode. I have a new Panasonic Blu-Ray player that has a setting for 24p which is grayed out meaning the signal it is getting from the HL-T6187S does not indicate any 24p capability.
I believe that this DLP may be able to do these modes in some form or another but how do you get it into these modes in the first place? I've read some people with PS3 can force the 24p yet my Panasonic DMP-BD35K doesn't think this is possible. How exactly can I get the HD video look from the Blu-Ray discs as seen in store displays? A CC floor rep told me that eventually the 120hz selection may be a firmaware update to the Panasonic but honestly shouldn't this be the responsibility of a Samsung firmware update to allow this mode?
I am very frustrated that a 2007 model TV costing 2K containing many of the latest features for 1080p never uses them unless some other manufacturer's device tells it to (in which case almost none do).
Thanks for all your good help,