Originally Posted by RodHQ
Yeah it does, that's why some call it "Mexican soap opera mode" luckily my TV doesn't have it. But for the 24p thing, I have it enabled and it's been working fine, so I guess I'll just leave it like that.
Actually my boss' TV/Bluray screw up regular DVDs when it's on, it looks like it's just eliminating frames to reach 24p
That's the first time I hear it referred to as "mexican" soap opera mode lol. It's usually referred to as soap opera mode.
Most film is recorded at 24 frames per second, but your LCD TV probably either displays at 60 fps or 120 hz (hertz is just a measurement of frequency per second). There are three main ways to cope with this.
First is to simply display each frame longer, this is the oldest technique in LCD tech. However, its undesirable side effects include the possibility of motion blur, or of judder. Judder is an artifact of adjusting the framerate and it looks like a sort of stutter in movement that would otherwise be smooth (a slow pan, for instance).
The second technique is one used on Plasmas and CRT TVs. Instead of showing a bright image the whole time, they display the frame, then a short frame of either darkness or a very dimmed picture. This alleviates much of the issue with judder and motion blur as it allows your brain to fill in the gap faster than you can consciously notice. It is also an old technique, and is used in theaters. It provides the traditional cinema feel.
The most recent and advanced technique is motion interpolation. Motion interpolation is a process by which your TV analyzes the current frame, and the next frame, then creates an average. It inserts these averaged frames in between. The result is extremely smooth motion with no motion blur and judder becomes almost non-existent. There are a few technical issues with this, including the possibility of ghosting or artifacts in rare cases. Also the smooth movement this creates is slightly disconcerting.
This overly smooth effect is called the "Soap Opera Effect" because the soap operas were often shot on cheaper film at 30 fps instead of 60.
BTW, I ordered an i1Display LT and will be doing a grayscale calibration on my 32EX400 soon, I'll update my settings when it's done. I know nobody ever did a proper calibration with a meter on an EX400 when I was using it as my main TV, but maybe someone out there can use them.