Originally Posted by RGD-5
In the Cnet review
, they could see no difference using 1080p/24:
"We also took a look at the XD-E500's 1080p output at 24 frames per second, also commonly referred to as 1080p/24. The idea behind 1080p/24 is that by outputting at film's native rate of 24 frames, you can avoid some of the judder that occurs from 2:3 pull-down processing--although the idea makes more sense with Blu-ray Discs which are natively encoded at 24 frames per second, than with DVDs, which are encoded at 30 frames per second. In our tests, we didn't see any benefit from enabling 1080p/24 mode, and we looked closely at panning sequences on both Star Trek: Insurrection and Serenity.
We enabled the appropriate modes on the TVs we used for the test--48Hz and 72Hz modes for the Panasonic and Pioneer plasmas, dejudder off for the 120Hz Samsung LCD--but couldn't detect any difference between those and the standard 60Hz TVs."
That's too bad, as I have a lot of DVDs that will probably never appear on blu-ray, and I thought this could be a great feature.
Can anyone confirm Cnet's findings on this feature?
I can't. I use and love the XDE features although it took me a while to find the right combination of the XDE features that worked for me. (some like sharponess, others color others contrast)
I re-raed the CNET review and discovered that they turned off all of the exclusive XDE features (as they determined them to be easily recreatable from your tv's internal settings) before testing between the 1080p vs. 1080p/24.
I have the XDE features that work for me always on because my tv does NOT have the ability to recreate internally what the XDE does for sharpness and contrast. Turning them off and trying to run my own 1080p and 1080p/24 test did not work because the picture was so degraded that I coulnd't tell any difference. That being said I turned the XDE features back on and was able to see a small amount of difference between the two settings, not in the picture quality itself but in the "smoothness" of the scenes esecially where there was a lot of panning taking place. The amount is small but because the XDE allows you to switch between the 1080p and the 1080p/24 "on the fly" you can see what it does on your set or the set you are thinking of purchasing. When I bought mine the tv salesman allowed me to actually hook up the XDE to the tv before I bought it.
Finally as an aside, I was a bit miffed at CNET the more I read the article. They compared ths dvd played to an Oppo which they liked. (and I believe it is a good dvd player as meny AVS members rave about it) That being said I feel it was unfair for CNET to turn off all of the features that make the XDE the XDE before comparing it to the OPPO. While I understand that they have the right to determine that the XDE features should be turned off because they can be recreated by your tv's internal settings (I don't think that to be true in many sets, including mine) by doing so they have created an unequal test between players.
Finally, the XDE is the only reasonably priced DVD player that has 1080p/24. If you need this feature (and maby you will as the newer tv's may want the dvd player to perform this function) why not have it. Chack it out for yoursel...