Originally Posted by Lord Vader
No, I'm talking about the 6189S, which I have. BTW, from what others here have told me, the PS3 has to be forced to do 24p. My panasonic BD30 can't do it, and Panny's techs and Samsung's techs both told me the 6189 just won't do 24p.
I'm at wit's end anyway with it, because nothing I've been able to do has been successful in getting the TV to transmit 24p.
I've had this set (HLT-6187S) since April when they first launched. When I first got it, the Playstation 3 did not have a force 24hz option. I watched blue-rays for quite some time at the default 60hz.
Then, sometime later, the PS3 added the force 24hz option. I tried it and was disappointed because my set with firmware 1012 had a pretty messed up/flickery image when I forced 24hz. This is not something that the 6189 owners experienced, the 6189 defaulted to 24hz it seemed. I continued watching blue-rays at the default 60hz.
Then someone posted a firmware update (1025) for the 6187, and I tried again. VIOLA! 24hz 1080p playback. The only problem was that the Pirates of the Carribean 1&2 menus wouldn't open when I forced 24hz playback. It worked with all other blue-rays I tried.
The issue with PotC 1,2, &3, was resolved with a firmware update to the PS3 a month or two ago. Now, everything plays flawlessly.
There is a distinct difference to my eyes between 24hz and 60hz. So much so, that it looked unnatural and made me uncomfortable when I first watched them in 24hz. I've since gotten used to it and have learned to enjoy the framerate when watching blue ray movies.
I don't expect Panny's techs to know a thing about a competing display.
I recommend you take a look at this thread
and see just how many people are in the same boat with you by needing a "Forced 24Hz" option. I can understand you're frustrated, just don't go blaming the TV for lack of proper support on your player.