Originally Posted by art4mad
I'm trying to figure out how to watch a Blu-Ray movie in 1080/24p resolution through the Anthem D2. Here's the setup:
Panny BD-50 > D2 > Marantz 15S1 1080p projector all via HDMI
I have to set the DB-50's 24p Output to "On", which outputs 24p sources in 24p as they are.
My question is with the D2's output resolution. If I have this set to "auto" will it automatically switch to 1920x1080p/24 when I have a 24p disk, or do I need to go into the setup menu and change it to this resolution every time I want to watch a 24p film source disk as opposed to say a disk containing an HD TV show like "Lost", which is video and probably should be in 1920x1080p/60? Perhaps there is a quick way to switch between resolution settings using a pre-programmed output formats for the same source?
Also, if anyone is familiar with using projectors with the D2, do I also need to go into the projector's menu and change the resolution on it to 1920x1080p/24?
Thanks for any help anyone can give me.
No the "Auto" setting in the D2 Video Output configuration is not for changing its output frame rate.
You have two choices for getting /24 out of the D2. Most folks are using one of the separate Video Output configurations. So they have one Video Output set for 1080p/60 and another for 1080p/24. Then they set up two Sources in the D2, both from the player, but using the different Video Output configurations. They select the /24 source when they know they are playing /24 content -- to keep things judder free.
The /60 source will work when they are playing /24 or /60 content although when playing /24 content it will include judder.
The advantage of doing things this way is that the HDMI handshake goes a bit faster.
The alternative approach is to use the Frame Lock = Auto feature in Video Source Adjust / Output for that source. That will cause the frame rate of the Video Output to track that of the video currently coming in from that source. This is described in the manual.
Please note that the Anthem does not yet properly extract the /24 content from film-based input which has been raised to /60 by the telecine process.
So, for example, if you play a standard DVD (480i/60 input) and tell the D2 to produce 1080p/24 output that WILL NOT WORK CORRECTLY at the moment, even if the DVD you are playing is film-based content. You will get an output video stream that stutters. You must use /60 output instead. Fixing this is "on the list" at Anthem but they haven't done it yet.