Originally Posted by Gerryex
The primary source is a Verizon FiOS DVR via HDMI at 1080i, but this is exactly the same source that was feeding the Sony SXRD TV, and there have been no changes in any of the settings or service at the DVR. But I never noticed this kind of motion fluttering on the Sony.
I also see it on the Transformers II Blu Ray fed to the Pio via HDMI at 1080p/24 from a Panny Blu Ray. It is not as noticible on the Blu Ray, but it is also there. In fact when I was auditioning the Pio at BB (it was also a 151) I noticed this same kind of fluttering but the picture was so fantastic in every other respect I went ahead and got it as the upgrade/exchange for the Sony.
Also, I thought it was absent on video material, but I just watched This Old House (which is video taped) on the local HD PBS and while it is less, the fluttering is still there.
I'm hoping there is simple solution to this as I really really want to keep this TV as ever other aspect of the picture is simply stunning but this fluttering is really starting to get to me!! I have the update flash drive coming in from Pio on Wed which I will do immediately. I know my version number is way back from the latest version - do you think the update will help?
Lastly, what bugs me is that I know I saw the same thing at BB on their display 151, so I really don't think this is a problem with my speciic TV. I will be going back to BB to confirm what I saw, but again I hope there is a solution to this!!!!
Any more suggestions would be greatly appreciated!
Hey again. Do keep in mind that there are likely to be some
motion artifacts with different kinds of signals, but you should be able to minimize it to an acceptable level for most sources. (Some are
just bad, like certain TV signals.)
It's important to use the right combination of frame rate processing settings with each source.BD player:
You want to output blu-ray content at its native 1080p/24. Sounds like you're doing that. Then in the Kuro, you need to set Pure Cinema Film Mode to STANDARD or ADVANCE to make sure that you're not applying additional, unwanted processing. (As a side note, there is
a small minority of people that actually prefers
to telecine even this content. I suspect it's just that they are more used to it after watching everything this way for so many years. If that's your preference, you'd need to set PC Film Mode to OFF.)FiOS Box:
This is harder, because the signals vary so much. There are several configurations to try, and I would focus on getting the best picture and motion perception with the type of channels you watch most (even if that means others, like SD, don't look as good). So, try both native output and 1080i fixed from the box. And with each of those, try different PC Film Modes. Briefly, STANDARD will not apply any processing to the incoming frame rate; it'll just display all TV signals at 1080p/60. ADVANCE will actually detect film-based content, apply inverse telecone, and display it at 1080p/24 with a 72Hz refresh rate. SMOOTH applies frame interpolation processing, which most people don't like, but some certainly do. There's no right or wrong setting.....it just comes down to each person's sensitivities with different types of motion artifacts. Whatever looks best to you is the way to go.
Report back on what you find after testing some of these options. I think you should be able to get things looking better.