Originally Posted by rogo
No, you are really not getting it. There is no crowd that is crying out for the integrity of 480i films.
No, I think you missed my humorous stab at a little sarcasm...
The people who are wanting to watch 24p material without it being sprinkled with frames not at all in any form of the material are not Luddites, they are people with a healthy suspicion of the technology's ability to deliver value as opposed to difference.... I have not seen Star Trek on a good frame-interpolating TV so I don't want to claim it doesn't look amazing, maybe it looks amazing.
No one says that YOU have to use it. But there are those who feel that it can make the viewing experience better.
Again, I think you fail to even understand what the soap opera effect really manifests itself is. Instead, the effect is this unnatural cast to the image that makes it look like, well, a soap opera. And it's not pleasing to the eye.
I've been using FI for over a year, so I'm very familiar with its effects. BTW, there is no change in color cast, but there is a feeling more akin to live TV, or being there. This can take getting used to for some people.
But the notion that taking say the Wizard of Oz and making it look like it was shot on the set of Days of Our Lives is technological progress is silly. And based on what I have seen with film sources and frame-interpolating TVs -- good film sources -- I can't stand the way the very character of the image is altered for the worse. You can and that's fine. Just try to avoid mischaracterizing what is happening and why the rest of us hate it.
At no point have I mis-stated how it works or what the effects are. All I've stated is that I feel it is far preferable to 24p judder, particularly in fast moving scenes. In a good system, each and every pixel is examined over multiple frames to determine its direction and speed, in order to calculate a true interim frame - its certainly not "guessing" as you state.
This thread sets up a fake poll that determines nothing relevant (where is the choice to say "no, I hate the feature") and then sets out to mis-explain the limitations of the technology. My choice to respond to that is hardly "constant complaining".
There have been multiple polls on this subject over the last year or two, and not just by me. What is CONSISTENT in these polls is that at least 60% of buyers/users prefer Frame Interpolation's benefits, while 40% are either against, or haven't tried it.
Fortunately, those against have only to turn the feature "off" - no one is forcing them to use it. But for most, it is a feature that is valued...
We can each have different preferences about the feature without it turning into a galactic "right" or "wrong", or "good" versus "evil", no?