Originally Posted by mailiang
Hard core enthusiasts are a minority. The average consumer happens to enjoy the less then optimal picture quality of streaming, which is threatening the future of replicated formats. I stream occasionally on Netflix and I've even downloaded free movies from various on-line sources, but if it's a block buster type movie, it's BD for me or nothing at all.
I happen to agree, the hardcore enthusiasts are in the minority, even though some AVS'ers lose site of that fact. However, since we're discussing 48fps in this thread, I doubt if the mainstream even cares about 48fps. 48fprs is a topic for the hardcore enthusiats, it is for the hardcore enthusiast to decide, initially, wether or not 48fps is a good or needed advancement.
I'm guessing that most folks around here would prefer to have better black levels and motion handling in their displays rather than a Facebook or Youtube app. For example, in the case of Panasonic, how you're going to give me a Plasma with all the apps but not eliminate the floating blacks issue.
What I'm interested in knowing is what noticeable benefits would 48fps give me as opposed to 24fps that we currently have in our displays and source material. Also, will I need a new blu ray player or new display.