first of all let me say thank you and congratulations on the latest PS3 firmware update. This full featured update including 24p support was propably the most pleasant surprise I have ever enjoyed with any of my AV gear. Kudos to your mother company.
Now DTS-HD MA decoding is the only thing left to long for...
Now on to my question: I, as well as many others, have a serious issue with the 24p support as it is implemented in the PS3. If I connect the PS3 directly to my 1080p/24 capable front projector (Sharp Z20000 1080p DLP, latest firmware) the 24p output works like a charm - my projector displays it @ 48HZ and the 3:2 pulldown judder is finally an annoyance of the past.
BUT when I use my receiver (Yamaha RX-V1700) as HDMI hub in order to get sound output (which comes in quite handy...) there seems to be just another odd HDMI handshaking problem. The PS3 (with the 24p option set to "Auto") suddenly doesn't recognize the availability of an 24p capable display unit anymore and all I get is mere 60Hz output. The only solution I can think of right now is to buy an $$ HDMI splitter that magically allows for correct 24p HDMI handshaking.
This problem is surely not isolated to the Yamaha lineup of receivers and is a real issue for many, many users out there. Sadly just a few selected receivers allow for correct 24p handshaking. Even Sony's own lineup of HDMI recievers doesn't support the PS3 24p feature btw...
The problem is not the 1080p/24 signal passthrough (this is supported by just about any recent HDMI hub/receiver) BUT the handshaking.
Solution: If the PS3 would allow for a "native/DIRECT/forced 24p" option in addition to the auto setting this problem would not exist. This forced setting would avoid the 24p handshake and just output 1080p/24 whenever the source is accordant.
Please make this serious issue known and considered by those responsible for PS3 firmware updates.
Some threads discussing the issue:http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=851667http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=851797
Thank you very much for your time and consideration!