I saw the hobbit tonight. Some of my impressions may be tied to choices of settings in this specific theater, so it would be interesting to also have your feelings, after you've seen it. I may also try to watch it in another place. There is smooth motion, indeed, and it is obvious right from the beginning. I would not say motion always seems natural, though. There would still be some motion blur in fast action, and perhaps some subtle "multiple edges" effect. This may improve when watched in the home with a 100 Hz motion-compensated TV set, assuming an HFR version would be made available on blu-ray (i would suggest PAL speed-up to 50 fps, then extraction of odd field from odd frames and even fields from even frames to re-create 1080i/25, in the hope the display will deinterlace it to 50p, and not 25p). In any case, some scenes seem to push it a bit beyond what even 48 fps can handle, with rather fast camera motions. I also observed some uneven camera movement, rather noticeable in a context of fluid motion. I am afraid the HFR feature comes at the expense of the others, though. After all, the DMD can only toggle its mirrors so many times per second. And this has to be shared between colour depth, flicker-free 3D, and HFR. I was under the impression colors had suffered with a return to a more video-like look in some scenes, though modern digital cameras seemed to be able to avoid that. And perhaps effective color depth was reduced. I was not completely satisfied with the sharpness, either. That may come from less than perfect focus, or perhaps i was too close to the screen. I hope it is not a deliberate blurring done to soften a too revealing 5K source material. All in all, it is not just "The Lord of the rings" as i remember it with only the framerate changed. Color, sharpness, camera handling style were not the same either. Also, 3D takes its toll when it comes to light power output and contrast. Though there are many scenes were 48 fps is put to the forefront and shines, I was not always convinced by the overall picture quality, and i think we're not there yet. There was also a slightly annoying delay between sound and image. Could it be some pieces of equipment have trouble syncing when it's no longer 24p? But then again, i will have to double check that at another place, and also later when some appropriate blu-ray edition is out. Your turn :-) ---------------------------------------------------------------------- You can UNSUBSCRIBE from the OpenDTV list in two ways: - Using the UNSUBSCRIBE command in your user configuration settings at FreeLists.org - By sending a message to: opendtv-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with the word unsubscribe in the subject line.