Originally Posted by gugion
I've had my 850u for 6 months now and I notice the breakup in fast-moving sequences often enough to annoy me, but not often enough for me to search an answer. I actually assumed it was the TV failing the 3:2 pulldown sequence as tested in CNET and HDGURU reviews, but what you're saying makes more sense; that it is actually the verizon feed. I'm sorry I can't help you though, but does anyone happen to know what a 3:2 pulldown failure means for real world viewing? Will I notice it in normal 1080i viewing? What does it look like? What exactly does it mean to "fail" the 1080i resolution test?
Failure of a video processor to detect and correctly process 3:2 pull down results in a perceptible loss of detail, such as thin horizontal lines in an image.
I won't dispute the Cnet reviews or any other reviews, but I have used a the HQV Benchmark DVD and BD to check my 850, my Reon equipped Onkyo 906 and my Panasonic BD 35. The 850 does not fail the 3:2 pull down test.
Not surprisingly the Reon does a good job, but the player and display do alright. I think that with ordinary program material rather than benchmark programming, the differences are pretty small.
There is a fairly good explanation (with screen captures) of cadence detection (3:2 and others) isthis document from HQV