Originally Posted by sspears
The real problem is that 25 and 50 should never have been allowed in HD. You should really blame the countries that demanded it.
Yes I agree that it would have been nice to eliminate 50Hz HD alltogether.
However, I can understand why it exists. Here in Australia we have a
triple-cast transmission scheme for our free to air broadcasters, that being
analogue PAL, SD and HD digital. To keep everything in sync all of those
signals need to be 50Hz.
However, a packaged media (such as Blu-ray) does not need to be tied up
with the transmission standard.
Also be aware that all HDMI equipped displays available in PAL regions are
50Hz and 60Hz capable. So it was possible for Blu-ray to ship media
in 24p format with the players converting that 1080i60 for most displays.
That would not have been a problem. Advanced Blu-ray players and displays
could have sync'd at 24p.
Alas, you are telling us that Blu-ray in PAL regions will be 25p. Darn!!
Further confirmation would still be appreciated.