Man, some of you sure can heap on.
The guy wasnt' questioning Kevins resume or whether the calibrators are correct in using 60hz, he just hoped that his explanation how 96hz mode works is wrong. When I read that a minute ago I was a little shocked myself, and while I know Kevin's credentials, Id still like to hear someone else confirm that just to be sure. And lets be honest, calibrators make mistakes as well, so they arent infallible. Id like to hear the source for the info, or at lease get a little more background on why Panasonic would do something so stupid.
Ive seen how ridiculous the flicker is in 48hz mode, Im not sure why they even have that around anymore, but 96hz has not flickered too much to my eyes so at least I dont have that problem. Just using blu-ray test patterns Ive seen some funky things going on with 60hz mode too, and can see artifacts as well in blu-ray content. Neither mode is perfect, but 60hz was fine for me on my 2011.
The best advice may be to get a reliable blu-ray player and turn 24p off
(send 1080p/60 from the player).Edit:
I see D-Nice just replied with his take on it, thanks!