Originally Posted by ListedGuru
Do I need to do anything special with my blue ray player (or TV) to play BR's properly. I'm not sure what all the 24P and 5:5 pulldown means, etc. What settings do I need to have for the best BR picture possible?
I can't answer your question about settings, but from what I read..only blue ray players and gaming consoles will get the 1080P (best picture)..TV broadcasts are 1080i for now ( soon be upgraded I suppose).But to get that 1080p from a Blue ray player.xbox etc. you have to use a very good HDMI cable..not a cheap one. HDMI cables use to have version numbers... Ver 1.3 is cheap and Ver 1.4 is good for 1080P with a blue ray player..The version numbers with HDMI cables stopped ( like version 1.1, 1.2, 1.3 and 1.4) was confusing the consumers too much. So now the best is called HIGH SPEED HDMI cables no version numbers on the new ones...but still confusing the consumers..LOL.
Just saying having a good HDMI cable gets the best picture..even if it cost more now and just blue ray and gaming consoles get 1080p..the techo goes fast these days and TV broadcasts will try to catch up soon for 1080p, so not wasting your money on a very good HDMI cable will match up for 1080p TV broadcasts in the future. I read about this..not a tech.
Sorry I can't help on settings..maybe someone else here could help..