Originally Posted by Tom899
I have a new XA2 (Firm 2.7) which will pass through a new Yamaha 1800 and then to a Pioneer 6010FD (Future purchase). Should I set the XA2 to 1080P/24 and just leave it there?
I have the XA2 - 6010
1080p/24 is ok unless you happen to play the rare DVD with a 30fps rate that the XA2 doesn't detect, it may play choppy. Simply stop, press setup on the XA2 remote, and change the setting to 1080p, exit setup, and resume play. Don't forget to change it back.
Since the 6010 will automatically extract 24fps for display at 72hz as well as 30 fps to display at 60hz out of 1080i/60, you have the option of setting the XA2 to 1080i and let the 6010 figure the video out. I've tried it both ways and was not able to see any technical difference in detail or PQ... except for the placebo effect of the 1080p/24 setting
. There is less processing in the way when the XA2 is set to 1080p/24, so from a purest POV that's better for 24fps content.