Originally Posted by Scottyman
I was reading in a review that the 83 will output 1080p/24 as an option on regular DVD's.
Yes, but only for discs with 3:2 cadence (NTSC) and not for PAL. The BDP-83 bases 24fps conversion on 3:2 pulldown detection.
I didn't know this was possible.
Yes, people have been playing dvds (both PAL and NTSC) on their HTPCs for years at 24fps using a freeware tool called Reclock. PAL dvds are preferred, generally, due, in part, to higher resolution.
Some people were hoping Oppo would finally support 24fps on PAL dvds.
Doesn't the source have to be 24 (Blu-Ray)??
No, that's not true.
Anybody notice any difference between 24 and 60 for regular DVDs?
Yes, people do notice the difference. A friend said the Oppo BPD-83, when 24 fps does work, works very well. However, the feature doesn't work with all NTSC dvds due to poor authoring and not at all with Region free PAL dvds.