Originally Posted by etc6849
I also have slight stuttering during scene pans. Anyone have any suggestions?
I tried the 48Hz mode, but it flickers so bad that it's not watchable on blu-rays.
I guess every display has it's flaws, but the Sharp LC-60LE847u I returned had none of these issues and was only slightly more than the Panasonic.
You will see some slight motion-judder any time you watch film-based material, because most films are shot at 24 frames per second. That's really not very many frames when you think about it. That means that film doesn't move completely fluidly, and that can be seen most easily during scene pans. Even with a 96Hz display for 23.976/24 Blu-Ray, you will see the natural stutter of film. Marketing has done it's best to convince people that if you're in 24Hz mode you get perfectly smooth motion, but in reality that's very incorrect. What you get is true film motion, which means you will see pans appear juddery.
The bottom line is film has natural judder when shot at only 24fps. That's why some directors are now considering shooting at higher framerates. You can enable motion interpolation on the Panasonic plasmas, and most LED tvs, but many, like me, dislike it because it creates a very video-like look to film, which I find very unpleasant, by creating new frames to smooth out the video. Some actually like the effect, sometimes called "soap opera effect", but for me it ruins the feel of the film. I'd rather just live with the natural film judder.
Hope this helps explain it a bit. It's not the tv, it's the 24fps film judder you're seeing.