You don't want to see the floor reflections or shadows? Looks like you are doing the correct things by unchecking them in the drop down. You could open your scene and uncheck them in there as well.
They do have a habit of turning themselves on when doing a file open but if you turn them back off and save your image or animation they shouldn't be there.
Thanks for the reply Rob.
I have no problem getting the output that I want. The problem is that sometimes I forget to go through every little step on my check list, or the settings get magically reset without my knowledge when I change configs or apply my scene. Then I end up with ten or so bad frames in my animation if I forget to check on the output right away. It would be revolutionary if every setting that applied to the scene was saved to and read from the scene file.
I think I will make a macro save my animation using the MotionStudyManager so that I can eliminate all human error.