This still has me concerned:
"The only problem is that, regardless of how we had the [Motion Plus] control set, the Samsung F8000 was performing motion interpolation (that’s the “soap opera effect”). If you want to defeat it, you can step into the “Game Mode”, which needs a lot of picture adjustments to look good, but can be calibrated for accuracy (yes, we’ll share our settings, because they’ll be an improvement on the defaults). However, in “Game Mode” the UE55F8000 can’t reproduce 24p content in 3D without a bit of stutter, which, combined with the extra-dimensional depth, might be a little hard on the eyes for some. In other words, we can see why Samsung attempted to conceal this limitation some gentle motion interpolation. The choice is up to you, in either case, but in the future we’d love to see genuine 3D 24p playback on a Samsung LED LCD, because the three-dimensional image quality otherwise is stunning."
I would really like to know how this "forced frame interpolation" in 3D mode compares to the motion of last year's 3D motion. Last year, I had no issues with the motion in 3D mode, and it seemed I had full control over the AMP settings. Off delivered very film-like motion in 3D, and if I turned on AMP, even on clear, there was a noticeable difference in smoothing.
I can't imagine why this would have changed this year. I'm wondering just how "gentle" this forced motion interpolation is in 3D mode. If last year did the same thing, then it is indeed so subtle that I never even noticed it. But if it's something that is noticeable, and it sounds like it is from the reviews I've hear do far, then I worry a bit. I really dont want all my 3D film viewing to suffer from soap opera effect. That would likely be a deal-breaker for me. I just don't see why this would be different from last tear. Maybe it's not, I don''t know.
This next phrase ties into that a bit more:
"The Samsung UE55F8000 still doesn’t feature native support for 50hz motion playback in 3D, meaning that with the [Motion Plus] system disabled, 50hz content with fast motion will appear with some motion stutter. Enabling the [Motion Plus] system will turn on inter-frame interpolation, which essentially means that the TV will be performing an internal standards conversion to its favoured update rate (which is surely 60hz or a multiple thereof). Tellingly, US and (South!) Korea-style 60hz 3D video is reproduced perfectly."
I wonder if the 50Hz system over there contributes to the forced frame interpolation in 3d mode the UK sets seems to have. I wonder if the US 60Hz sets won't suffer from that issue?