Originally Posted by jpeezay
Sorry for repeating my previos questions again, but does anyone know the following?:
- what is the difference between the motionflow settings (I.e. What does the tv actually do)?
- same goes for the film mode one (I.e. Auto 1 auto 2)
- what does SBM do
I could only find speculations on these 3 items. Sony is keeping it secret I guess...
1) what motionflow does is insert aditional frames so that moving images AKA the picture may look more fluid. Because this insertion create aditional frames that are not in the original feed, a Soap Opera Efect(SOE) is created. This SOE alter how you see the feed, so movies sometimes lose that film quality and thus look like you seeing "Days of our lives" instead. Some people like this look some pleople don't (I personally don´t like it). Now to the motionflow options: smooth and standard will make the SOE to be very apparent and strong, clear and clear plus will create a more tolerable SOE but will darken the picture (this two settings insert aditional black frames to the equation), and off will give you the feed intact as send by your blu-ray, xbox, ps3, dvd player or cable box.
2) What film mode does is a process call 3:2 pulldown that convert the 24 frames per second of film to the 30 frames that NTCS television uses. Auto 1 will aply the process with aditional procesing in order to make the picture better, Auto 2 will only aply the process period.
3) Super Bit Mapping (SBM) is related to the capacity of the tv for rendering colors.
4) My two cents: for blu-ray leave motionflow off, for cable you can experiment wit clear or clear plus along with film mode on Auto 1 ( THIS COMBINATION REDUCES THE SOE TO MINIMUM), for games is a question of taste (I leave it off). SBM shoul be left in the OFF position because it will only mess up the almost perfect color calibration of the cinema 1 setting.
Hope it helps you.Edited by fegam2 - 2/21/13 at 7:02pm