Before I dig into the internet (I did some cursory searches, but couldn't find what I wanted), I thought I'd throw this question out to the experts here.
Yesterday I bought a new TV, a Samsung LED TV (UN46D6000SF), similar to my old one, but it has a much faster refresh rate.
Which brings me to my question. I test drove a couple of different DVDs and TV I'd recorded, and analog films look very strange on it. For instance, my Blu ray of Sweet Smell of Success looks crisp and sharp, and the blacks are beautiful. However, the movement is totally weird-looking, because the film was shot at 24 frames per second, but I think the newer TV refreshes each frame multiple times to create extremely smooth motion.
The problem is that this has the effect of making everything look as if it's shot on high-definition video instead of film. Even movies recorded off of regular TCM have this effect.
Has anyone else experienced this? Do you know if there's a way to adjust the refresh rate for watching older films?