Originally Posted by mark haflich
Look for things getter better in the 70/80 replacement.
I hope their fake frame stuff for motion gets at least as good as Panasonic's mode 1 in the AE3000. From what I saw of the VW80 when I had it, the frame interpolation stuff to smooth motion was much worse than Panasonic's version. To my eyes the frame interpolation stuff in the VW80 for motion (not the dark frame modes) was like a proof-of-concept to prove that something could be done, even if the side effects were so bad that few would actually use it. There is a scene in Inside Man
with a long pan around a room where the Panasonic does well, but the VW80 would go from smooth to jumpy to smooth to jumpy. It was way worse than just having the thing be jumpy the whole time. And there were some pretty bad artifacts at the beginning of The Dark Knight
with this mode in the VW80. With the Panasonic I like using mode 1, but with the VW80 I would have just left that turned off other than to show people what might be possible some day.
If Sony can up the native on/off CR significantly (I should note that something like 50% improvement probably wouldn't be enough for me) and can get the frame interpolation stuff working at least as well as it does in the AE3000, then I will probably be pretty interested in Sony's next model. Of course depending on what the competition does.