Originally Posted by Tolstoi
The Blu-Ray implement is really good and provide a great improvement over 1080p60.
If this were true then we would expect to have long ago seen a broad consensus that Blu-ray versions of the same title offered on HD DVD provided markedly superior image quality. We would read routine comments about how the Blu-ray release in the 1080p/24 mode was heads and above superior to the HD DVD version.
However, this isn't what's happened. In fact, the consensus seems to be that with respect to image quality the 2 mediums are roughly the same, with a very small advantage going occasionally to Blu-ray and occasionally to HD DVD.
At best, 1080p/24 appears to offer subtle improvements on some material during certain scenes that is visible by some people who are especially sensitive to it. Since getting the benefit requires both source and display hardware working together, the lack of perceived quality by others may be implementation problems.
Compare this to the ubiquitous, occasionally hysterical hype about how essential 1080p/24 is to obtaining satisfying reproduction. The Emperor has no clothes--well, maybe he's wearing a speedo.
So, here's a challenge. If 1080p/24 is so important, provide an example of a specific scene from a Blu-ray release that looks clearly better when viewing in 1080p/24 mode compared to 1080p/60. This is easy to do with deinterlacing artifacts. The staircase scene at the beginning of chapter 8 of MI:3 is a torture test for deinterlacers. That's an artifact everyone other than the legally blind can see. I just don't see the jerky motion that 1080p/60 is supposed to cause and that 1080p/24 fixes. Give me an example. I've got the Sony S1. I'll take a look.