Originally Posted by tbrealtor
so then the 7178 uses 3:2 pulldown to render the frames?
Yes if the input is not 60fps.
Or possibly not if the output of the 360 is at 60fps and the 7178 displays at 60fps...?
If the Xbox converts to 1080p@60fps then the TV doesn't need to do 3-2 pulldown.
Is this on 1080p60 only or at any resolution?
It's needed on any source that originated on film which is always 24fps. Many TV shows are also done on film first. At some point 24fps has to be converted to 30fps. It can then be doubled to 60fps for display on current equipment.
All TV, like the evening news, is done with video cameras at 60fps.
What differences are perceived between 60fps and a 24fps display? Anything a non trained eye would notice?
When you watch a film source and 3-2 pulldown has failed to work right (that's a complex topic in itself), you will see little jerks or "judders" when the camera pans from one side to the other.
If the 3-2 pulldown is done perfectly you won't see anything. When 24fps is displayed at a refresh rate that is a multiple of 24 then there will not be any judder and 3-2 pulldown will not be needed.
Now if we can just get the wagon wheels to spin in the right direction.
As for HD-DVD vs Blu-Ray, keep your powder dry. The best may not win. Neither may win. "On Demand", with crappy bit rates may run right over them if they continue to struggle with each other.
There is a land far away where they hunt monkeys with a cocoanut. First they drill a hole in the cocoanut that's just big enough for the monkey to get it's hand in. Next they put something that the monkey likes to eat in the cocoanut.
Soon a monkey finds the treat, and the hunter aapproaches with a club. The monkey sees death walking toward him, but he wants that treat. His fist containing the treat is to big to get through the hole in the cocoanut.
The monkey can't bring himself to let go of the treat to escape. Bang! -- movies "On Demand" at crappy bit rates.
End of story.