Originally Posted by Mauri
The answers, to me, is easy: CNET has not done that test with the IFC disabled
I did not read that review, but from what you have reported I did not see the IFC mentioned on it.
Hold on, are we talking about North American Cnet (Katzmeier), in 2009, testing 2009 North American Panasonic G10 series? Those TVs did not feature frame interpolation processing (IFC or whatever) at all; it couldn't have been left on.
I gather the European G10s and this year's North American VT25s do have the IFC option, here it's now called "Blur Reduction".
So far as I'm able to tell, in North America the Pannys last year, S G and V, really did test a good honest 1080 lines motion res at 60Hz with no tricks. V in addition aced the 1080p24 motion res test. (hdguru.com has a great article on this somewhere in his archives, he talks about high-end LCDs doing great with IFC-type processing on 1080p60 but showing weird artifacts on the 1080p24 test.)
Side note, if all this is right, I'm surprised I could see the difference so easily at Sears last Sunday morning. Cnet and others (especially Kuro owners) keep telling us how motion res doesn't count for much. This is just an unargued dogma. I'm starting to think the dogma is plain wrong. The LG PK550s have motion res at least as good as 8G Kuro, maybe even 9G Kuro which was slightly better.
Retrospectively I'm glad I didn't buy a 6020 this year (I thought about it & was tempted). For the going price I'd expect it to be darn near perfect and yet there are highly visible nits to pick. You'd easily be able to tell by looking that the motion isn't quite where it needs to be on a $4000 + set. The difference would show up infrequently in movies, quite often in sports broadcasts and pretty much all the time in video games.
Addendum: I'm called to mind of Katzmeier saying over and over in his reviews that motion resolution only matters for "test patterns" and you can't tell the difference "with normal program material". Nonsense, if anybody can walk into Sears and clearly see the motion difference on a ski jumper in a crappy store feed.