I changed things around last night for SD viewing. The stutter was driving me nuts. I switched back to outputting 1080p from the player. Left the TV settings pretty much alone, except putting Judder reduction back to 3. I have LED clear motion on, which grays out Blur reduction. I had Judder up to 8 trying to cut down the stutter, but even with SOE getting bad, the stutter was still there. With 1080p going to the TV, there is no stutter.
I stayed with Movie mode, definitely better for SD, and have the Darbee off with a little detail enhancement and smoothing from the Iscan Mini.
It looks pretty good this way and it's easy to change back for HD. Some of my old DVDs, like the Lethal Weapon series I'm watching now, I'm not going to upgrade to Bluray. Being able to watch these films on the large theater display with what is now pretty decent PQ is satisfying. Like going to an old theater for classic film night.
I will double my efforts at replacing my favorite DVDs with Bluray. I just ordered 5 more Blurays from eBay and Amazon. The DVDs I'll sell on eBay to pass them on and recoup a little of the cost.
I prefer physical media to streaming. My brother has his entire film collection in the cloud, including some of the HD films I've loaned him for uploading. I can access his library if I want to. I still like dropping a disc in the player. Old fashioned i guess. Heck, 6 years ago, I was still watching VHS. Now I'm an HT snob. 😁