Originally Posted by Amleth
But do they allow you to bypass it completely yet?
(Or at least make settings based on resolution and frame-rate, not just resolution?)
And one other annoyance; Mine seems to filter down 1080p50 to add a black border around the screen, but will show 1080p60 content fine, with 1:1 pixels. Very annoying having to force everything plugged into it to send it 60hz only, esp when you live in a PAL country.
Agreed. This "software update" isn't even close to a fix. The problem is not device specific. Therefore, setting different settings for individual inputs is near-useless. The video cards that NAD has utilized are hugely powerful but the software running them seems to be lacking. A video novice should not be able to pick when a source is being processed. However, I can easily tell when a source is 24, 50 or 60Hz. Even this feature is 3 menus deep and requires confirmation on every change. As previsouly stated, unless the up-conversion works to the point of being unnoticeable (which it should be given the cards in use), NAD should let us specify exactly which resolutions and frame rates are tampered with - and I use this word strongly.
As I have previously stated. SONY's PS3 should be used as an example. Their audio setup menu lets the user specify exactly which audio formats are streamed or converted; eg. PCM 44.1/88.2/96/192 etc. It's fantastic, takes about 20 seconds to check-over and doesn't have to be touched unless one changes some gear. NAD should do the same. By all means, up convert my 720P, 480i, etc, but leave my 1080i 50/60 and 1080P 50/60/24 alone! Maybe I might want my 480i left alone; who knows... just let ME choose what my 7.5K pre-amp does if it can't do what it should do properly. In the end, if it didn't bugger up the picture to the point of being noticeably wrong, I wouldn't have so much of a problem with it. I have been told this is software implementation as the cards in use are meant to be pretty special so, please NAD, get it right! Your audio is great, the M25 is still an awesome piece of kit and, with a bit of good programming, the M15HD would be too.