Originally Posted by RadioRon
There's nothing in the user manual that suggests that it can. Seems it can only do /24 when given a 1080/24p signal, and this has been confirmed by others to do the proper job of reducing judder (can't find the link right now, but I've seen this from one poster and the PC review confirms). Wish I could confirm with my own test, but my unit is still in transit. I'm curious though. What source provides 720/24p?
There's nothing in the manual for my current PJ (Sony HS60) which suggests it will do this either, but using the PC/VGA/RGBHV input it will accept 1280x720 @ 47.952Hz "native". Unfortunately it will not accept this or any other multiple of 23.976 on the HDMI input.
I was happy using the VGA input (using a HTPC for SD DVD) until HD DVD and Blu-ray came along. I bought a Lumagen HDQ so I could IVTC 1080i60 (59.94) and scale down to 1280x720. Problem here is HDCP, so I had to also buy a Vision FC4 to "convert" the HDMI output from the Lumagen to VGA as the Lumagens analogue output switches off when the source is encrypted with HDCP. Yes I could use component (from HD DVD/Blu-ray) into the Lumagen, but to my eyes this is too soft compared with HDMI. I've found it best to keep everything digital until the final output stage...
Using the VGA input on the HS60 is very good, but the image is slightly softer and lacks a bit of punch when compared with the HDMI input. This to my eyes is actually preferable of poorer sources (SD DVD, SD TV etc) as it seems to hide some of the noise/MPEG artefacts etc, but more and more all I watch is HD.
As reio-ta has said a lot of shows (Lost, 24, Prison Break, Heroes etc) are (mostly) broadcast at 720p60 (59.94), but can be IVTC'ed back to 23.976 fps/Hz.
I could upscale non 1080 line sources with the Lumagen to 1080p24 (23.976) and let the AX200 downscale, but would prefer to 1:1 pixel match and perform all scaling in the Lumagen.
Hope someone can try this out for me (please...)