Autoframerate is OFF. I haven't even turned it on once as I understand it only affects 50Hz or 60Hz output, so I didn't touch it.
I understand about 3:2 pulldown. However, regardless of what some say we all should do, some people do not like, or are not used to, the look of true 24Hz motion. I have grown up my whole life on CRT sets, and I am very much used to the look of 3:2 pulldown. Sometimes I I find 24Hz a bit too jerky - and I understand that this is because of the 24fps natural film "judder" - but that doesn't change the fact that some people are just used to watching 60Hz. I understand that something has to happen to divide 24Hz into 60Hz. All I know is that my Micca used to do it somehow, without any noticeable framerate issues whatsoever, and this one has very noticeable stutter every 10 or 15 seconds. So the Micca was doing something right that this player isn't doing.
As far as frame interpolation - I hate frame interpolation, and I absolutely hate the soap opera effect. I do not have frame interpolation on with my tv. The Samsungs call it "Auto Motion Plus", and it is off.
Plenty of people have their players output 60Hz, and there's nothing wrong with this. I have said before - the Micca played 23.976 files perfectly fine at 60Hz with absolutely no stutter or dropped frames at all - we watched dozens of films at 60Hz and no stutter. This player = stutter on all 23.976 films when set to 60Hz. All my 23.976 files stutter with this player when set to 60Hz - some I download, some I make myself for my own use from my blu-ray discs.
Also, I heard from more than one person that this is being fixed for the V2 firmware. How can it be fixed if there's nothing wrong? You're telling me that it is my fault for wanting to play the 23.976 files at 60Hz when it should be set to 24Hz mode, but yet I keep hearing how this "issue" has been fixed and it won't stutter in the new V2 firmware. Which is it? How can the V2 firmware fix the issue if it's my fault and it isn't an issue?
The bottom line is the Micca could do it smoothly at 60Hz, so there's no reason why this player shouldn't be able to also.
Also - this is from the rep over on the Micca thread - post #559 on page 19 - this explains exactly how it was fixed:
"Guys, I have an update regarding the 23.976fps issue.
A new firmware version of 18.104.22.168 has been posted, which changes the 60p video output to 59.94Hz instead of 60Hz. When 23.976fps material is played without switching to 24p mode, the proper 3:2 pull down occurs with no extra/skipped frames."
And also, from page 21:
"With the new batch of the EP950 layer, the 1080p/60Hz output is actually providing a 59.94Hz signal in harmony with NTSC signal timing. So 23.976 fps video will have proper 3:2 pull-down and play stutter free."
"The new batch of players will output 59.94Hz in 60p mode, and 23.976 in 24p mode. So when NTSC-timing materials are played, such as 23.976, 29.97, and 59.94 frames per second, there will not be any video judder."
This is all from the rep. So this player should be sending out 59.94Hz instead of 60Hz - that way, as the rep said, when playing 23.976 without 24Hz mode set on, the proper 3:2 pulldown will occur with no skips. Right now this is not happening.
There's really nothing else to this - the player needs to be tweaked to output the proper 59.94Hz in order to properly do the 3:2 pulldown.
Edited by eagle_2 - 12/28/12 at 10:12pm