Impulse (strobing), is a motionflow option
Are you more satisfied with your W9 in Game-Original with Impulse than your S2 Panasonic? I've been getting minor IR on my 12k hour XBR8 when playing retro games with static backgrounds and have started itching for a W9a before they're gone. The W9B replacement doesn't appear to use as good of a panel (black level and native refresh rate), and it's unknown what makes it "Triluminos".
Actually between the Panny S20 and the Sony W9 I had a 51" Samsung E6500 Plasma which unfortunately got some burn-in from a channel logo
Yes I'm very satisfied with the W9 there are pros and cons compared to a plasma of course. What you might not have expected is that the black level of the W9 (with LED Dynamic control: Low) is actually much better than the E6500 Plasma..! To be fair the 51" version of the E6500 didn't have inky black colors, but still I'd never have expected the W9 to perform better in this regard
The motion resolution on the W9 with impulse is perfect 1080, where it was 900 on the E6500. I have compared a 900 to a 1080 Plasma, before and didn't really see any difference. However there's a noticeable difference between the 1080 motion resolution on the W9 and a similar on a Plasma, because a plasma regardless of 900 or 1080 will have a certain amount of dittering in a moving picture anyway, which makes the W9 look cleaner. The slight ghosting that can occur in Impulse mode, can for the most time be compared to "green ghosting" on a plasma, which was never a problem IMO. On certain bright objects, scrolling across certain dark backgrounds it can look pretty ugly on the W9 though. Think Sonic CD world 2, bad future, which is probably the very worst example I have seen. But all in all it hasn't bothered me since it looks great otherwise
The DLNA streaming absolutely sucks compared to the Samsung which would play pretty much anything you threw at it. The W9 is way too picky in this regard, when it works it's great, but most of the time when I use it I'll end up having some kind of problem with it.
3D on the W9 is pretty much exactly the same as the E6500. Both have been praised for their 3D capabilities and they are supposedly among the better ones our there. Well I think both sucks for gaming which more often than not suffers from heavy crosstalk. I expect it will work better for movies as it did on the E6500, but 3D just sucks either way
The W9 and the included glassed does support Sony's 3D SimulView though, which on paper is a fun feature for the games that support it. It does work, but it looks like ass
But pretty much everything else Fudoh wrote about the W6 is true for the W9 as well