As for the film mode yea if it's a 1080i or 480i signal it was on but not on when I put on a 720p or 1080p source. I only tried one blu ray just a little while ago to check if it would go on. It was Batman Begins on Blu Ray off of my PS3 and it didn't, film mode was off and grayed out. I'm going to check the settings on my PS3 and make sure it's set to send the signal out at 24p for blu rays. I think film mode is supposed to come on for 24p but I could be wrong. I don't really understand that mode that much. The movie looked really good to me so I'm still happy.
I had it in movie mode with warm2 and smart led on standard. I had dynamic contrast and black tone off. Hdmi light level set to low as well. I was happy with the black levels and didn't notice or wasn't bothered by the auto dimming. I watched about half the movie and again was really impressed with the picture. I did turn off AMP as I don't use that when watching blu ray movies.