Originally Posted by Slaughter
I understand that, but I want to know why people care that a display can't do proper pulldown, when their DVD player can probably do a better job.
Well for one, not all DVD players or other devices (such as cable or satellite boxes) can output a progressive signal, especially for HD. So if you are stuck with 480i or 1080i output only, your set's IVTC/deinterlacing capability is very important.
Also, it's not necessarily true that all DVD players are better than all displays at IVTC/deinterlacing. You have to experiment to see what's best in your setup.