Originally Posted by buyrightlow
The other thing I can't seem to understand is how to set the "frame lock" control and, as always, would appreciate your help.
The instructions regarding how and when to use Frame Lock in the Video Source Adjust menu portion of the Anthem V1.1x manual really say it as best as it can be said.
If your display doesn't accept /24Hz video input (i.e., film rate input) and offer the option of displaying it at a refresh rate which is a multiple of /24Hz, then leave Frame Lock in it's factory default setting of OFF. Frame Lock offers nothing for that very common type of display. This would include all traditional TVs and MOST of the HDTVs out there.
If you have one of the few displays out there which can accept film rate video input and produce judder free imagery by displaying it at a film rate refresh rate then you may want to experiment with Frame Lock = Auto.
To do this, FIRST set your default video output frame rate to /24Hz (or /48Hz using the custom options in Live Video Settings Editor). For most such displays today, this will be 1080p/24Hz or 1080p/48Hz. Then use the Frame Lock = Auto setting to automatically change that output frame rate back to /60Hz when viewing video based content (TV shows or DVDs of TV shows, and also DVDs of some computer generated animated movies that have been re-mastered "direct to DVD"). With Frame Lock = Auto, the Anthem senses the incoming frame rate and tracks it for output.
With Frame Lock = Auto, a source that sends /24Hz video, such as a 1080p/24Hz HD-DVD or Blue Ray player, will have that video go through the Anthem and remain at /24Hz.
So normal TV, and /24Hz output devices all work automatically for you.
However, when watching a film-stock based movie on TV or standard DVD, change to Frame Lock = OFF! This turns off the automatic tracking of the input frame rate, and since you have set your default output frame rate to /24Hz the Anthem will now convert the 30Hz input from the TV channel or DVD to 24Hz output by detecting and removing the replicated fields that are already inserted into that film-based content to raise it up to the 30Hz TV rate needed by normal TVs.
For TV inputs then, you would likely start with Frame Lock = Auto and temporarily change it to OFF when watching a movie. For standard DVD inputs you would likely start with Frame Lock = OFF and temporarily change it to AUTO when watching a DVD of a TV show. For a suitable HD-DVD or Blue Ray player you would likely start with Frame Lock = Auto and temporarily change it to OFF when watching a STANDARD DVD which happens to also be of a TV show -- with the player's output set to 480i for standard DVD playback.
There's a shortcut to alter the Frame Lock setting available under the Mode key on the Anthem remote.
Again, MOST TVs and displays out there right now can not take advantage of the Anthem's Frame Lock feature, so just leave it OFF.