50 Hz playback from a HTPC?

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  1. alfahelix

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    Hi!

    Is it possible to get 720p50 or 1080i50 out from a HTPC even if the source material is for example 720p60, 1080p24 or 1080p60? It would obviously require some kind of transformation. Could this be done in any of the available media players without any loss in PQ and without picture-sound sync issues?

    I'm grateful for any help regarding this topic. The reason for asking is that the color wheel on my PJ sounds a bit annoying when playing material in 60 Hz.

    /Patrik, Sweden
     
  2. drummerjohn

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    Majority of ATI & Nvidia gfx cards will do 50Hz. It is the gfx card that does the scaling/refresh.

    If you play 60Hz material at 50Hz audio will be fine, video will stutter. How much you notice the stutter only you can tell by trying.
     
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    In my catalyst control center (ATI) there is a button called FORCE, which allows me to force any refresh rate.
     
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    Also Powerstrip is a very good program at forcing non standard refrsh rates.
     

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