Question for knowledgeable owners of 2012 Samsung plasmas (550 and up):
Is 1080p24 at 96Hz ("CinemaSmooth") now working 100% correctly? I understand the old bug (whereby the black level would rise) has been fixed.
Alarmingly, ChadB says in his review that "pans were choppy". But if 96Hz is working right, slow camera pans (from a 1080p24 source) should be smooth (like in the movie theatre). Only very fast pans should look choppy (due to natural film judder).
For some reason it's been hard for many TV makers to implement 1080p24 without frame interpolation, flicker, false contouring etc. I now have a 50" LG PK550 (2010); I picked it b/c at the time it was one of the few plasmas to get 1080p24 right (72Hz mode). I'm tempted to upgrade to a 64" Samsung this year but first want to make sure the 96Hz mode has been completely nailed down and ChadB didn't report some new defect.
Thanks in advance!
Originally Posted by walt73
Originally Posted by Chad B
Pans were a bit choppy ...
Thanks Chad B for the review ... if you're still in this thread, would you please elaborate on what you meant by saying pans were choppy? Did you mean the TV was introducing some kind of motion artifact or were some pans naturally not fluid (look the same way on a reference TV)?
Thanks in advance