Phew, a lot of postings since yesterday. Regarding 24p:
The 'film look' I was talking about earlier is the authentic 'strobe' of the original material at that relatively low refresh rate, most obvious during fast motion scenes (blur). While 3:2 pulldown adds its own problems indeed (the 'micro judder' mentioned earlier, obvious in slow camera moves, credits and so on), you do
lose that specific
strobe ('judder' you could say), and therefore 'film look' -> 3:2 pulldown (micro) judder and the 'original' 24Hz 'judder' (strobe, blur) are different! Films look more like video or TV then, because those pulldown techniques were actually introduced due to the requirements (limitations) of TV broadcasting.
Of course no modern TV shows the 24Hz material actually at 24Hz. A proper
implementation of the 1080/24 mode means that in 1080p/24, the refresh rate is a multiple of the original 24Hz (23.976Hz) -> usually 48Hz, 72Hz, 96Hz or 120Hz -> no more uneven pulldown.
In principle, a TV can never look exactly
like a cinema projector, because it's a completely different technology. For the absolutely 'authentic' cinema experience, a 1080p/24 compatible projector is a necessity. But a TV with proper 1080p/24 support does come close.
Since the WD TV-HD seems to put out 'true' 1080p/24, the GUI is of course
less responsive than in 60Hz mode. This is no bug, it's the nature of this relatively low refresh rate.
To enjoy 1080p/24 playback, all of your AV gear
has to support it properly, the player, receiver and TV (projector)!