I appreciate the feedback.
The lack of the Motion Judder Controller is not a flaw, just like the C8000 also has the Pixel Black Filter and an additional Calibration Mode, along with a higher dynamic contrast ratio. There are features that differentiate the two different products from each other. Both units have CinemaSmooth, which should give any movie a smooth playback.
I'm seeing two sentences from an article, and I'm not sure what context they're in, so it'd be difficult to accurately respond further to the quote you posted.
GAME Mode does disable some processing settings, so if that information improves the picture quality for some, I'd encourage them to use that.
However, I don't see a firmware being released to make the two units with identical features. If people want the Motion Judder Control, then they should purchase the C8000 series.
The recent Consumer Reports review of the PN58C7000 gave the set much praise, but highlighted a major flaw in the out-of-the box settings configuration for the 7000 series plasma...
"We saw an image smoothing effect on all film content, so our film-based content had a more "video-like" appearance. TVs with this feature typically give users the option to turn it off via the on screen menu, but this model did not provide this option."
There are referring to the motion judder canceller. On both the 7000 and 8000 series plasmas, the MJC is set to either standard or smooth out-of-the-box. The 8000 series has a menu option to turn off this processing. The 7000 series does not come with the menu option.
One workaround to disable MJC is to toggle the GAME setting on/off.
Samsung: please release a firmware revision that sets MJC=off on both series. 8000 owners can then enable it as they wish and 7000 owners do not need to find creative workarounds to do the same.