Originally Posted by michaeltscott
How do you discern a difference between 23.976 and 24p? I use CTRL-ALT-D in a PC player to see the rate by looking at the "frames rendered/dropped" display, but it says 24 for 23.976.
I guess you mean CRTL+ALT+SHIFT+D because in my case key combination without SHIFT does nothing? By using mentioned 4 key combination on my PC (Win 8.1 + IE11 HTML5) I get frame rate information telling 23.976, 25.000 or 24.000. Mostly what I have tried so far have been either 23.976 or 25.000 and only one with even 24.000 frame rate (El Secreto de Sus Ojos/The Secret in Their Eyes). See attached screenshots parts from the information field.
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Yes; since most devices can only output 60p they have to convert anything given them to that.
I'm glad I did not even bother trying my PS3 with Netflix.
So far WDTV Live SMP has been working quite well with Netflix. No stuttering or break up during playback as long as I have first checked source frame rate and adjusted WDTV output according to that.
Only problems so far have been that when I turn off WDTV fully by pressing power button for 5 seconds it will reset display output settings. Obviously it has something to do with start up sequence of my gear as it seems to revert to 720p if I first power up my AV-receiver and projector and last WDTV. Last night I first powered on WDTV then few seconds later AV-receiver and few seconds later projector which resulted 1080i output. In all cases I had previously adjusted output to 1080/24p.
Another problem from the beginning was that I was not able to connect Netflix at all. It gave me some error message about problem connecting and gave me option to retry or exit. Retry always failed. I checked my network settings and they were right and also I was able to connect to other services like Youtube and menu network test said everything is ok. I did some googling and found suggestion to try changing DNS in WDTV live to Google DNS and it worked. I'm puzzled why that was needed as I never had any issues in my network before with DNS pointing to my router. I have used it for years succesfully with several different computers with different O/S, severeal smartphones, my TV with build in Netflix client etc...
Any idea what gives?
Otherwise I find it nice that I can assign remote buttons to open programs like Netflix directly (I assigned 1-button to open Netflix). Menu navigation is a bit slow due to delay after pressing button but it is similar to blu-ray players I have. Netflix program starts quite fast.
Image quality seems pretty nice. It is really hard to tell if it does Super HD but I think I've seen it getting gradually better during first moments after starting a movie. I can see that it always start with low 240/288 and gradually in few seconds go up to 1080p just like it does on my TV's build in Netflix client. Certainly quality is not blu-ray equalent but still quite nice and obviously better than in DVD.
Remote controller is not bad and has nice soft touch plastic back side.