Originally Posted by djhamilton
I have been trying to read through this forum to find out how to properly set my AVM50 for 1080p/24 output to my Sony VW50 (pearl). I have a PS3 and a Tosh HD-A2 connected by HDMI to the AVM50 and HDMI from the AVM50 to the Sony projector. I am not sure the Tosh HD-A2 can do 1080p/24 but the PS3 is supposed to and the projector I think can handle it. I am just not sure of all the settings that have to be in place to take advantage of this "holy grail" 1080p/24 stuff. By reading through the forum it sounds like you should use 1080p/24 if you can. I am not sure I understand all the jargon I read in the AVM manual about frame lock and such.
Can anyone shed some light for a intermediate enthusiast?
This is in the process of changing as Anthem has been working on this area of their HDMI handling.
If you are on the current official Anthem software verison -- anything earlier than V1.12 -- my suggestion would be you hold off on this until the next official release, which should be coming soon. Although some people have made 1080p/24 in to 1080p/24 out work with the older software (using Frame Lock to transfer the input frame rate to the Anthem's video output), it is an iffy proposition and you will likely just end up frustrating yourself.
If you are on one of the recent Beta "test" software releases -- V1.12s is the latest -- then the easiest way to do this is to not use the Frame Lock stuff to begin with. The V1.12 software includes two video output setups -- much like the earlier software includes two speaker configuration setups. Set one of them to 1080p/60 output and set the other to 1080p/24 output. Then set up two overlayed inputs in the Anthem for a given source device that's capable of playing 1080p/24 to the Anthem -- one of which specifies the first video output configuration and the other of which specifies the second.
Select the input that uses the 1080p/60 output normally. Once the movie starts playing at 1080p/24 from the player to the Anthem, switch to the Anthem input that uses the 1080p/24 output.
The Frame Lock stuff can be used to automate some of these transitions, but for now, just selecting the input that produces the desired output (of the 2 possible Anthem output configurations) should do the trick for you. Again, this is in the upcoming software -- now out in test version as V1.12s.