Having come from a VT30 of 5 years, earlier this year I decided it was time to dip into the OLED market. Generally I keep a TV for 4 or 5 years before replacing it, or at least that's what I've done with the VT30 and the previous 2 [Panasonic] TVs I've owned. At the time I made the decision there was nothing available from Panasonic in my price range despite being brand loyal for close to 15 years, I had an upper limit of £2000ish, and so went for the LG55B6v. Now before I get started I'll point out that one of the most important features on a larger TV is frame interpolation, engaged at a very low setting to reduce the judder that I'm particularly susceptible to, but appreciate others aren't bothered by it and don't use it. Please can this post not turn into a discussion about interpolation and your individual view point on it, it's been discussed to death on several threads both on and off these forums. If a feature exists on a TV, as buyers we should expect it to work, and we can choose to use it or leave it switched off or not. So, I get my B6 home, I'm wowed by the picture, I engage FI (frame interpolation) and start to enjoy the TV for a short time. It wasn't long before I saw a stutter which happened at the same time in content, completely demonstrable. Came to AVForums and found many discussions about it. Rang Richer Sounds, took it back, showed them the problem and they agreed the replace it for the E6 which didn't have the issue and I ended up shelling out an extra £350. Get the E6 home and settle into an equally great picture, but before long I see really bad artefacts when engaging FI even to the lowest setting. This was at the beginning of the year and so I decided to live with it, but it was god awful. Some days it seemed like it had got better, other days it was terrible. An otherwise stunning TV that fell short again. Fast forward 8 months and I sold the E6 and started hearing the hype surrounding the POS9002, and from what I've read Philips FI is one of the best in the business, and along with the other image processing features I decided to try and bag one when they landed in the UK. To start with they were really difficult to get hold of, so viewing one was not an option. I kept an eye on the JL website and rang a few times a week and eventually got one delivered on 30th November. Initial impressions were not good, the colours where no where near as accurate as the LG, and the calibration controls made me think that a pro calibration would be a bit of a waste of money. Throw into the mix that there are only 3 FI settings and the lowest introduces too much smoothing/SOE as well as artefacts that really aren't any better than the E6 and I was pretty gutted. Other image processing tricks that the 9002 is sold on were just rubbish really, all artificially enhancing the image and at the same time worsening the quality. Noise reduction darker scenes look smeary, it was unusable. There were sharpness and colour enhancements that IMO were just gimmicks, they made images look worse, and so there were all left off. JL wouldn't price match RS so I arranged for it to be sent back for refund and visited RS to discuss my options. The 9002 gets collected this morning. While in RS I saw a EZ952 and it looks good. Looking at the FI controls I see a similar level of control as the LG 10 for deblur and 10 for dejudder. I researched a bit more on AVForums and read all the reviews I could find on Google and decided this was the TV for me. I read about the stutter issue that some users had seen and asked advice on the EZ952 thread. Most people don't notice it I'm told and those that do say that it's so infrequent that it's not an issue. Having seen the TV on display in RS (displaying Guradians of the Earth @ 60hz for some reason) I see no issues with stutter, and the FI is as effective as anything I've ever seen. Could I have found the perfect TV, and a Panasonic to boot? I get the TV home and hang it on the wall. It's colour accuracy out of the box is like I've not seen before, just unbelievable. The FI performance is great, I was able to set it to the perfect level for different sources, minimal for film , a bit more for TV viewing and so on, and really impressive lack of artefacts. BUT..... that stutter. It is truly terrible and completely not something I can live with. Frame skips and stutters occur at least once every 30 seconds, sometimes several dropped frames or skips in a row for a few seconds. It goes away if you disable FI, but that's not an option for me. For now I have the FI disabled which I've not done on any of the previous OLEDs because it's stutter is just far too distracting. Panasonic are aware of the problem but are remaining tight lipped about if/when they will fix it. I rang them the other day and they recommended I send it back and opt for a different model, so there's not much hope it'll be resolved. I'm giving it until mid January before I send this one back before my 30 days is up. Others have done the same. It affects all Panasonic TVs that use the HCX2 processor, which is new this year. How does this crap get through quality control? What do you have to do in this day and age to get a premium TV that performs as such? I'm now seriously considering the Sony A1, obviously at an extra £400/£500, but I've heard it's motion processing FI feature is excellent and displays no faults. Maybe I should have gone for one in the first place rather than tearing my hair out with each of the TVs I've had this past 10 months. This is more of a rant than a request for advice or guidance. I know OLED is still in it's infancy, but the processing of the image isn't, and from what ranges from poor implementation to downright faulty and not for for purpose on TVs that are incredibly expensive just p*sses me right off. I'm not overly fussy, I just want a TV that works as described and offers value for money. I never had this issue when I was buying my previous 3 Panasonics, never returned a TV and was always critical yet satisfied with what I'd purchased. I'd love to just put a TV on my wall, switch it on and watch a faultless display.