Originally Posted by dazzerxxx
"I asked Stacey Spears how the Pearl could do this and that the Marantz with the Gennum processor couldn't do it! He also agreed that the Pearl can do this by detecting if the source is 24FPS and then simply outputting 2:2:2 instead of 2:2:3"
Is Stacey agreeing that he has witnessed the Pearl doing this or is he explaining how it could do this ?
He very well could be.
For those who feel they can tell one way or the other if their Pearl is performing reverse-IVTC and displaying at 96Hz, can you report back:
1) Your "DDE"* settting on the Pearl. (A horribly named setting, I might add)
2) What source you are using
3) What connection method (i.e.- HDMI, component, etc...)* The manual's description of DDE (Dynamic Detail Enhancer): When in "Film" mode, the PJ will IVTC film-based 2:3 material, and fall back to progressive mode for non 2:3 material. DDE "Off" is supposed to "Play back interlaced material unconverted."
While I'm not convinced one way or the other, here's my setup:
Source: HD-A2 thru a Pioneer Elite VSX-84TXSi AVR set to passthru (aka "Pure")