Originally Posted by emulatorX
i have a core i7 Quad-Core overclocked to 3.7ghz with Hyperthreading ON, and a Nvidia GTX 295 Dual GPU Graphics Card..and 6GB of DDR3 memory @1653mhz, this has GOT to be more than enough for the processing power needed for HD content. As far as the funny processing? I havent noticed anything funny about it, lots of Frames are decently smoothed out, resulting in a " real-time" effect which Im really growing on and beginning to enjoy alot. I seriously think, this is the future of watching movies. It just takes some getting used to. But its definetly what " IN" right now. At least to me. And for those who dont like it. AT least you can simply" turn off" the feature
Watch some fast-action motion sequences with CGI or compositing - the motion interpolation often falls apart completely. Explosions and very fast cut car chases are a good test. Some of the Bourne stuff is quite challenging - particularly with the constantly moving camera - which makes tracking fast moving objects within the frame (which itself is moving) pretty tricky.
I agree that you can always switch it off - which I do!
Films are shot with 24fps presentation in mind, so I chose to watch at that frame rate. Many TV shows are shot with 50/60Hz presentation in mind, so I watch those at that refresh rate.
We've had this feature in Europe for quite a while (because we've had 100Hz processing of 50Hz TVs since the mid 90s - it was common on high-end CRTs. 50Hz large area flicker is quite noticeable on big screens, so CRTs with 100Hz processing arrived here year ago) Digital Natural Motion and Digital Reality Creation - which gave 25Hz European film and "film look" video a 50Hz "video look" were both around during the CRT era. I guess because it isn't "the latest thing" and I've had time to spot its failings, I'm less impressed by it. It does give some content a high frame-rate look - but the compromises involved in a consumer level motion detection and tracking algorithm are still pretty noticable.
Effectively you are trying to ask a PC or a TV to do the same things as a high-end standards converter that a broadcaster will pay 10s (if not 100s) of thousands of dollars for.
I'm really grateful that 24p compatible displays that use 2:2, 3:3, 4:4, 5:5, 10:10 etc. are available - but I'd prefer movies to be shot at 50-300Hz if that is how we're going to watch them. Interpolation from 24Hz to a higher frame rate is still essentially informed guesswork - and I like to see the original pictures, not guesstimates.