Thanks for posting that link to the SmoothVideo Project Forge you made my day big time!!!!! On top of that I also hooked up my 2 Advent AV570 70-Watt 2-Way Powered Multimedia Speakers today, AKA Powererd partners to my bedrooms HTPC that displays on my 55" Panisonic VT30. They are at least 15 years old and sound as good as the day they were bought. So combining the new awesome picture with awesome sound the wife and I are happy campers considering the only sound was the TV speakers. The Advent AV750s sound awesome with perfect stereo separation and immersion :) Cheers
After this resounding endorsement, I decided to try it myself. I don't watch a lot of anything; I'm mostly just a gamer -- I very rarely watch TV or movies, and when I do, they're almost exclusively anime.SmoothVideo Project works AMAZING with anime!
Many anime -- the majority, perhaps -- do a lot of slow panning shots of still images, or slow zoom shots, and the effect interpolation has on smoothing these out cannot be understated.
Unlike vargis14, I have the luxury of owning a 120hz Lightboost display, and the smoothing effect is unbelievable on it, it really is. Using SVP's "Demonstration mode", the effect is night and day. It's incredible! Just like vargis14, I cannot overstate my satisfaction.
For those of you without the luxury of having high-end GPUs and 120hz displays, I tested it on my two VS229 60hz IPS displays connected to my Intel HD 4000. I changed over the OpenCL processing to use the HD4000, and while it does occupy over 70% of that GPU (!), it runs flawlessly, with around 30% CPU load. (note: the CPU load did not change between the GTX Titan and iHD 4000, but it went up to ~75% when I disabled the GPU OpenCL.) So a heavy GPU is not really required to use this package, but a beefy CPU definitely is. I'm also using MadVR, for reference, and the videos I was testing with were all 720p HD. I have no problem watching one of these videos on a secondary monitor -- 60Hz still looks pretty nice compared to ~24-29.97Hz -- while playing an intense 3D game on my Titan. It's awesome!