Originally Posted by progprog
It's important to note that the various PC Film Modes are signal-specific. It's not so simple as "this one always does this" and "that one always does that." ADVANCE and STANDARD will treat 1080p/24 signals exactly the same, for example, but they treat other signals differently. OFF and STANDARD treat video signals the same, but affect 1080/24 differently. So just be careful not to be comparing the modes in situations where there's really no difference in what they are doing.
Thanks again for your suggestions.
I had some time last night and nothing was on so I started to play around using the FiOS DVR as the source, and while I'm not quite ready to say my problem is a non-problem, I'm getting close!
I found a clip that had a camera pan across a table edge which showed this motion flutter pretty well. I tried all sorts of settings and it did absolutely nothing to change this. After a while I was getting a little frustrated and not sure what else to try. I really had not considered that the problem could be from the source because again I never noticed this with the Sony SXRD, but I started to think about how I could tell if it really was from the source. Then I remembered that a few months ago I bought a 19" Toshiba LCD HDTV for casual viewing in my bedroom. I brought it to the FiOS DVR, made the HDMI connection and watched the table edge camera pan. I was amazed to see the same exact same motion flutter!! I replayed it several times and each time the motion flutter was the same as what I saw on the 151! I then switched to several HD live channels and found the same kind of fluttering that I was seeing with the 151.
This morning I happend to catch a few minutes of Jurasic Park, and there is one scene where the camera pans vertically down against a fence with horizontal elements. The motion flutter was especially bad in this scene. Again I switched to the Toshiba and again I saw the same exact flutter as with 151!
The only thing left for me to declare this a non-problem is to see what my neighbors' plasmas show as they also have the FiOS DVR. Also I still want to play with the Blu Ray and the 151 settings for it.
What I'm guessing is that while the Sony SXRD had a great picture (very sharp, with good depth and black level was good but no where as low as the 151) it's processing during motion was not that great and the fluttering probably ended up being blurred and therefore did not register as strongly. I would love to be able to do a side by side comparison of the 151 vs the Sony but alas, BB had to take back the Sony as part of the exchange!
So for now I still want to do a few more things but if not for your suggestions I would have never considered the source and would have always thought it was the 151! So thanks for your help!
P. S. I aslo noticed a phenomenon! After a while even the best picture will loose its "WOW" factor, and sometimes I would see an image on the 151 which I didn't think was WOW! When I hooked up the Toshiba 19" initially it seemed sharper because of it smaller size, but after that impression wore off the picture in the Tosh was clearly inferior by a wide margin. It was NOT sharper and most of the blacks were severly crushed. Plus if I moved up or down or to the side the picture quickly lost whatever punch it had. When I switched back to the 151 all I could say was WOW!!!