Can anyone point out a specific 2011 or 2012 Blu-ray player model that has a spec list that specifically affirms it will play discs that use the AVCHD 2.0 codec, which entails 1920x1080 resolution with 60p/50p at 28mbps?
Or how about a link to the specific area of a manufacturer's site where an owner of an existing BD player can download a firmware update to enable it to play such discs?
Neither item is a cinch to find. There are assorted rumors, or threads that raise the issue, but then peter out. But no real deal. The Sony and Panasonic global sites are not any help, and I suspect that the other manufacturers' sites are mute or oblique. SFAIK, there is no 1080 60p content for sale, but the number of cameras now sold with an AVCHD2 mode would seem to call for some dedicated player support. Otherwise, the stuff must be converted or else watched only on one's own PC.
I've searched many forum threads for this topic, but it does not appear in the subject line of anything in this section. I see it mentioned in some PS3 threads, or in others that relate to Sony or Panasonic cameras that shoot in that mode. Evidently, the latest versions of Sony editing products, or Avid Studio, can import and export the video without downconversion. Some threads allege that some 2011 models of 3D BD players wll also support 1080 60p 2D video. However, it's hard to find any confirmations, real spec lists, or firmware links to learn whether this is really the case. People are also apt to confuse 60p with 24p, or assume that the inquirer wants to know whether a player supports "progressive," which traditionally meant 24p only. Typographical confusion between 60i and 60p occurs all the time too. Or someone will have a 60hz display and think that means one sees 60p video. In other words, this is a topic that goes in circles. My search for an answer leads, often enough, to unanswered queries place months ago, or as far back as early 2010 when the Panny TM700 introduced 1080 60p video.
Thanks for any clear guidance.