Originally Posted by michaeltscott
I don't think that the PS3 and PC share encodes.
I didn't think so either, but
Originally Posted by undecided
His point (if I understand it correctly) is that it will output P24 - unlike the ROKU 2 and PS3. It happens to take Netflix 720P24 encodes and output at 1080P24 (same as many LG Blu-Blayers).
Yep that's what I meant.
Originally Posted by rpauls
Is it possible that the PS3 video processing, when interpolating a 720p image, could produce single pixel edges at 1080 under some conditions?
The 720p image doesn't even have a black line there (the pixels that appear black are dark yellow). I suppose you could say it would be possible to purpose-build an interpolation algorithm to average pixels together that way, but I wouldn't call it plausible.
The ideal case would be if we had a known test pattern where we knew for a fact what the image contained. There are many standard video test patterns that contain alternating black/white lines for exactly this reason. Are there are other patterns in this video? I am not familiar with this particular pattern, so I'm not sure how it is defined.
Unfortunately there are no resolution-specific test patterns in this video, and I haven't found any others (the other variations of the "Example" series are this video at other frame rates and repeated for longer runtimes). The other patterns in the video are things like color bars and various levels of grey.
The "Example" videos are actually a huge mess. Many don't include an X-High stream. The background video of the "Short 23.976 with Burned In Timecode" is actually subsampled. "Example Short 23.976 Remote Content" and "Example 8 Hour 23.976" are rendered correctly (but "Example Short 23.976 Burned In Timecode Remote Content" is again subsampled - confused yet?
[EDIT: I've compiled a list of the attributes of the 14 different "Example" videos:]
Example Short 23.976 with Burned In Timecode
Insignia NS-BRDVD4-CA vs PS3 High vs PS3 X-High
The text appears to be generated using AviSynth with no anti-aliasing.Example Short 23.976 Remote Content
+ my own timecode generated using
Subtitle("00:10:23:10 (AviSynth overlay 23.976 RC)",size=64,x=802,y=140)
(again, the yellow text on this one screenshot was added by me and is not part of the original stream)
And here is a straight screenshot of the Example 8 Hour 23.976
video with no timecode added by me.]
300% zoom of the iffy X-High one, followed by 300% zoom of the perfect X-High one:
Originally Posted by dfiler
It would be cool if this were streamed at 25p and output at 60.
Torchwood and Sherlock are 25p. This is supported by two pieces of evidence - the PC player's stats and the pulldown pattern that was used when I checked Torchwood from PS3.