Originally Posted by tpollagi
Yes, running standard film based movie transfers in the 48 Hz optional rate will create flicker that I personally find unwatchable. As others are indicating (but not specifying why) the GT's native 60 Hz mode looks fine. If you are a very critical viewer you probably will be able to find flaws in the pulldown transfer from 24 fps content to the native 30 fps multiplied display rate that you would not get with with a "pure" 4x 24 = 96 Hz set-up.
That being said, I find the PQ from 24 fps content on my 60 GT50 to be so good that I can simply watch a movie and become so immersed in it that I rarely find myself distracted with video artifacts. I tried out an LG set prior to the GT50 and all I could see was artifacts, defects, and shortcomings of LED displays. I couldn't see the movie; all I could see was flaws in the display.
I have not seen a side-by-side between a 60 Hz model and and 96 Hz unit on film based 24 fps content so I can't tell you if the difference is significant or unnoticeable. All I can say is that the 48 Hz mode on the GT50 is pretty much unusable for standard content but the 60 Hz mode looks very nice. Some folks have indicated that the 48 Hz mode is OK for 3D content but I still find the flicker unbearable.
You learn something new each day... I thought
I understood the relationship between 24 frames per second and screen refresh rate, but clearly not. When I was searching for a plasma last year I had no idea I should have been looking for a panel with 72hz refresh rate! lol
I always understood that plasma display technology was inherently better at displaying fast motion images vs. LCD or LED. I guess the 600hz stat most plasma's like Panasonic advertise isn't the same as a 120hz or 240hz refresh rate of an LCD or LED. You don't ever hear a plasma manufacturer advertising (as a key feature) that their panels are 60hz or 72hz or 96hz refresh rate, do you? The panasonic's for their part always preached their 600hz sub field drive or whatever, vs the lower 60, 120, or 240hz of LCD/LED. Way to confuse.
Reminds me of when my father called me up a couple years ago after buying his fancy new Samsung 800 series (I think) 120hz LCD and said, "Hey son, the salesman told me this was a 120hz model but when I'm watching TV (via digital cable) it only says '60hz' under the channel number. Shouldn't it be 120hz?" :P
So just to throw it out there: which of my two tv's is displaying 24fps BD content better
: my 120hz XBR4 Sony or my 60hz GT50???
Are there any tricks or settings that can be tweaked to reduce flicker on the GT50 when playing 24p BD's @ 48hz? (on either the GT50 menu or the BD player menu?)
IF my GT50 does/can not properly display 24p content then why wouldn't everybody turn 24p output OFF from the BD player settings? (right?)