Guys, I have an update regarding the 23.976fps issue.
A new firmware version of 18.104.22.168 has been posted, which changes the 60p video output to 59.94Hz instead of 60Hz. When 23.976fps material is played without switching to 24p mode, the proper 3:2 pull down occurs with no extra/skipped frames.
The 24p output mode is more complicated. The frequency for this output mode is burned into the chip at manufacturing time. We continue to work with Realtek to see if there is a firmware solution to this but. For the time being, the first batch of EP950's will only output 24Hz when a 23.976fps or 24fps video is played and the 24p mode is turned on.
The new production batch of EP950, with serial numbers EP9501208XXXX have the 24p mode burned as 23.976Hz and will therefore correctly playback 23.976fps videos without extra/skipped frames. The new EP600 G2 units also have true 23.976Hz output.
Again, we will continue to work with Realtek to see if a the 23.976fps output issue can be resolved through firmware for the first batch of EP950 players.
Edit: I may have spoken too soon. 22.214.171.124 works for 1080p/60->59.94Hz on the EP600 G2, but not the EP950. The EP950 with 126.96.36.199 continues to output 60Hz in 1080p/60 mode.
Micca Support Specialist