Thanks for this superb review!
Even without updating the firmware on the PS3 to 1.90, the Samsung PS50P96FDX (which was loaded with firmware 1005) accepted 1080p/24 Blu-ray signal from the PS3 without any fuss. Now I'm not entirely sure of the rate at which the PS50P96FDX screen refreshes, but what I can say is that judder was significantly reduced, judging from the overhead panning shots during the violent bank heist opening sequence. Unfortunately these slow pans again highlighted the relatively inadequate motion processing on the Samsung PS50P96FDX... it simply exhibited more image detail loss during motion and panning than both the Pioneer PDP4280XD and Panasonic TH42PH9.
Judder significantly reduced due to Movie Plus?
More image detail loss during motion and panning due to Movie Plus?
"Movie Plus - eliminates motion judder by unserting additional frames for a smoother image."http://www.marshallward.co.uk/rf/mar/navigation/product.do?categoryId=6676658&spreadId=6824216&linkId=6824233
"Samsungís Movie Plus imaging engine creates fast action images without the judder often experienced with LCD TVís. By calculating the incoming source, and interpolating the additional images required for 24, 25 or 30 frame per second movies, Movie Plus creates new images that eliminate the judder effect"http://www.samsung.com/au/products/tv/lcdtv/la32r81bd.asp
"Conventional LCD TVs are plagued by motion judder when showing fast moving action in movies and sporting events. The moving person or object looks shaky or blurred, like a series of still images, instead of a smooth moving picture. Samsung's exclusive Movie Plus completely eliminates this judder, presenting smooth action, no matter how fast it is going"http://www.samsung.com/uk/products/television/tftlcd/printpage/le40n86bdxxec_print.htm
If it is the case, could you deactivate Movie Plus?
Without Movie Plus, I am wondering what is its refresh rate.
60Hz with judder when receiving a 1080p24 signal from the PS3?