Originally Posted by Bob Pariseau
Do this: In the OPPO set resolution 1080p, and 1080p/24 OFF. Play the disc and press the Info button on the OPPO remote to bring up the on-screen display. The bottom line of the Info display will show the video format coming off the disc, as you've already spotted. Now press either Up or Down Arrow and you'll see the bottom line of the on-screen display changes to show what the OPPO is sending as OUTPUT on each HDMI cable. It should say that it is sending 1080p/60 video output.
I have connected the Oppo direct to the TV, to take the AVR out of the equation and set 1080p24 OFF and resolution 1080p.
Still the same problem.
Info button shows 29.979Hz. Up or Down arrow just displays a red circle with line through it. Page Up or Down does nothing. There are no other up or down arrows I can find on the remote.
TV indicates 1080p received.
1080i output still the same problem, but TV indicates 1080i received.
Source Direct output still the same problem: TV indicates 1080i received.
Added DVDO Edge between Oppo and TV, set to output 1080p24 and with PreP set to auto.
1080p, 1080i and Source Direct on Oppo all show worse problem, with tearing on screen as well; TV indicates 1080p24 received: I'm shattered as I thought at least the Edge would produce a better result through IVTC.
Changed Edge to output 1080p60 and Oppo to Source Direct: same problem as Oppo 1080p direct to TV, so problem does not appear to be due to Oppo deinterlacing.
Maybe it's the TV, but I get better results on a smaller version of the same model TV (sitting closer) with the same settings, but played via PC.
I'm at a loss as to what is going on, but I don't think it is the Oppo per se. Perhaps this is just how film based pulldown interlaced 1080i60 material looks when deinterlaced to 1080p60 via chip based processors.
It does seem bizarre that this title was authored as 1080i60 when the source would have to be 24fps film: perhaps they used an unusual cadence that the usual processors have difficulty with.