Originally Posted by AndreNewman
Very interesting, I'd like to get to the bottom of this motion issue though. One persons doesn't distract is another's unwatchable, I'm usually that other person...
I've been following the Zappity's development since seeing them at ISE but it hasn't been sounding promising so far. I'm looking to replace several Mede8ers 600X3D and want UHD HDR playback at 59.94fps and 23.976. But we have a large collection of mvc 3d mkvs that I really don't fancy re-ripping.
The best way to describe the motion issue is while watching the Oppo the motion looks a touch more smooth, more SOE (Which in 3D, doesn't bother me and I kinda like it haha).
With the Zidoo, motion still looks good but there is less of the SOE -- and that is all that I'm really noticing. Less SOE with the Zidoo than the Oppo. And I have no idea why.
My first test will be to simply switch the HDMI inputs on the Oppo and Zidoo to see if the AVR is doing something that I missed.
The Oppo is set to Auto everything as is the Zidoo(auto resolution, bit depth, deep color), except I turned Deep Color OFF on the Zidoo thinking 1080p 3D rips wont be anything higher than 8-bit color. While doing A/B testing with the Oppo, I noticed that the JVC is receiving a 12-bit signal from the Oppo (i forgot to look at the info screen on the Oppo).
The motion issues is minor minor minor, in fact most people would probably say LESS Soap Opera Effect is a good thing. I'm just observing that there is a difference between the Oppo and Zidoo. I consider what the Oppo is putting out to be reference.
So now I just need to hunt down what is causing the JVC to put out a slightly more smooth (more SOE) picture with the Oppo and the Zidoo.
I intend to do more testing today after work.
edit: Something else that has occured to me. I've only been testing Force Awakens for this motion anomaly. Specifically the scene of the movie when the Millenium Falcon escapes Jakku. I haven't compared any other movies (yet). However, when ripping this movie with MakeMKV I got several errors like this:
AV sync issue in stream 1,2,3,4 at 0:59:01.037 with duration of 18.5ms : encountered overlapping frame, audio skew is +18.5ms
So I'm wondering if this has something to do with the motion looking less slippery/SOE with the Zidoo?
what are you using to rip ISOs to your NAS? I don't think MakeMKV will rip ISOs.