Originally Posted by Jim Hef
I realize that Blu-Ray discs have the ability to output at film rates, but what is it that you like about standard DVDs doing this? After all these years of watching DVDs at 60Hz rates, what should we like about forcing a "film-like" frame rate for them??? Since I've never had a player that can do this, and still waiting for the 83 to be introduced, I'd like to know how it affects the viewing of a movie.
By and large it's marketing. Less than 10% of monitors out there, (maybe less than that), actually correctly display 24 FPS, and there may be little if any difference. Most of them just pull it down to 60 or some multiple of 60. Some people confuse a monitor's claim of "24p support" with correct display of 24p.
Needless to say, many people "see" a difference because they want to. The truth is that there is as many different ways of displaying 24p as there are monitors that support it. Some will reveal no difference, some will reveal minor differences and some will handle it very well. But they all are performing some version of a pull-down to their native refresh rate.
To answer the question for yourself, you need to look at your own monitor and find out how it really handles 24p. Good luck since many of the makers don't really want you to know.