PROBLEM with 24p processing?
The Oppo is FAILING the 24p judder tests on this new S&M disk(I'm using the HD version of the disk). These tests are in the Video Processing -> 24p and Video Processing -> Motion -> Stock Ticker or xXx Parade or Sarah on a Hammock:) tests. The images are supposed to be smooth but they shake as though some internal 2:3 to 60Hz is happening.
I've set the Oppo to always output 24p video if it detects it.
I have a direct connection from Oppo HDMI_1 to the Plasma bypassing my AVR and Darbee. The same judder is seen using HDMI_2 as well. Anyone duplicate this problem?
The plasma simply takes a 24Hz signal and converts it to 72Hz (simply repeating the same frame 3 times) so no real processing is done internally.
The xXx test is really mis-named to say the least...
"Sarah on a Hammock" repetitive clip is really calming and addictive!!! ...at least to this almost 50yr old single male:D . If only I could make a live wallpaper from it.
It may be your Kuro's ability to handle motion. My Sharp Elite demonstrates problems with film motion enhancement set to low but improves greatly on all the tests you mention if I switch that to high. High however causes SOE at a level I can't stand so reverted to low.
I think its the display failing. If the Oppo is outputting 1080p/24, the test is what the display is doing. If playing the 24p test pattern with the Oppo set to 1080p/60, then you are testing the 103's ability with 24p.
My VT50 is beat in both 24hz modes by the Oppo set to 1080p/60.
That's what Oppo says BUT If I set the Oppo to output 1080p/60 (with 24p set to off), the judder still remains! Who is the culprit then in this case. Remember,
I have a direct connection from the Oppo to my plasma television for this test. With the Kuro being the reference for years, I can't believe it can't play 24p or 60p signals correctly.
Gadgetfreek... you said my display might be failing? Not good at all. Anyway to prove this out some more?