Originally Posted by Leica
If this is true then that is very good news. However if find it hard to believe. Do you actually have a Region 2 disc? Or are you just saying what you have heard?
In Europe we use crappy PAL. Most TVs won't even accept a 60Hz signal, only 50Hz. So how then will the Blu-Ray player play 24fps at 50Hz? Of course a modern Plasma or LCD TV with HDMI will take in a pure 1080p24 signal, but most TVs will not.
Also is it 24fps or 23.976?
Most TV's in Europe accepts of course 60hz signal! Where have you been the last 10 years?
(just kidding) But really, 10 years ago you might have been right. But not now. I've never seen a (even standard resolution) TV from as far back as 7 or 8 years that won't accept 60hz.
And more importantly since BD is an HD medium: The HD Ready standard
that European HD TV models follow demands as a minimum 720p and 1080i signal input at 50 and 60hz
, (and a screen at with at least 720 lines of resolution).
So, why would you use an (very) old standard resolution TV along with a blu-ray player anyway??
I have quite a few European BD discs now - and they are all encoded at 1080p24 but they play back at 1080p 60hz on my European Panasonic BD player. No problem.
(And PAL is not crappy, it has actually a larger resolution (576 lines) than NTSC
(480 lines). But that's not the issue here