Originally Posted by Rich86
Topic = 1080P/24fps
I have been playing around with the video settings on my A35 regarding 24fps playback.
I keep the video resolutions setting on my A35 at "up to 1080P/24hz"
Right below that is a frame rate setting with 2 choices = "auto" or "1080P/24hz".
If I set frame rate to auto - it appears that I never get 24fps playback (according to the display from the player & the display from my Sony TV).
If I set the frame rate to "1080P/24hz" - it ALWAYS forces output to 1080P/24hz regardless of the source material on the HD-DVD.
If the source material is not encoded at 24fps on the HD-DVD (like extras, etc. on the disc) the result is a terrible herky-jerky video being displayed.
If I go back into the settings and change the frame rate to auto - then these extras from the disc play back just fine.
It would appear that the frame rate setting of "1080P/24" forces 24fps playback no matter what - even though the player makes a travesty of the video when the source is not native 24fps.
If I set frame rate at "auto" - I assumed the player would output 1080P/24 if the source material was 1080P/24 - but that doesn't seem to happen.
Is there no setting that will output 1080P/24 source material as is (such as the main movie on HD-DVDs), and non-24fps source material as is (such as many of the extras on HD-DVDs apparently NOT stored as 24fps)?
Getting access to the best video seems to requires changing the frame rate setting in the player firmware depending on whether I am watching a main movie feature (set it to "1080P/24") or extra features (set it to "auto"), which is a royal pain.
I should add that this video is going to the TV via my Yamaha RX-V3900 on hdmi - with everything in the receiver set to "pass-through" for hdmi.
Anyone have any perspectives on this? Is this an issue with the player? Maybe the receiver is causing this somehow?