Quote:idioteque: Are you 100% sure that you see absolutely no difference between 24 Hz and 60 Hz when playing 24 fps content? To be honest I find this very strange, since I see quite a big difference.
idioteque: I've content that is 24fps (23.976), 25fps, 30fps (29.97) and 50fps. I would very much like XBMC to automatically switch display output so I get perfect playback. Are you saying that running 1080p in 60 Hz will result in perfect playback no matter what fps the content has?
Edit: I hope I don't appear to be rude, I'm just curious since my experience is very different
For 1 thing, I am very sensitive to non-smooth motion in film. I notice a 1 frames drop. Which is very annoying since I must have absolute smooth playback.
Now, smoothplayback can mean a lot of things. For me smooth playback means that:
1: no frames are dropped (due to slow cpu, GPU or network issues. Dropped means frames are not displayed at all)
2: no unnatural motion in pans and/or tilts. (eg a smooth pan with no jurks)
3: as I am very sensitive to smooth motion I dont like 24p movies played at 24Hz. I experience these movies as jurky. In cinema's I dont have this, probably because of the bigger screen and the whole environment. This however is VERY personal.
I have set my Panasonic TV to 60hz after much trail and error to see what I found to be the smoothes motion. ( personal see 3)
Now all movies in XBMC are played at 60hz,
etc. All is played on my panasonic @ 60hz and all is smooth
Most movies I play are 1080P 4.1 High scene releases, All TV-series are 720P 4.1 High scene releases. Some are Xvid/DivX SD
A pan in the Bluray Earth is smooth, perhaps not 24fps but for me personally it is smooth. Again a personal taste
The mac Mini in combination with XBMC Out of the Box does not have the ability to switch refreshrate. I know there are some software solutions to fix that but I dont use them.
What I can do is use a Panasonic TM700 50fps Camcorder to record 23,976 and 29,970 and post the results. I am aware that shutterspeed etc wont completely get the effect but with debug log
and info screen open you can get some feel.