Is 24fps support a hardware or software function?

SATM

Well-known Member
If a TV can accept a 1080p input,but does not currently offer a 24fps option,in order for it to do so does it require a hardware or a software modification?
My question is prompted by the fact that Toshiba will shortly offer this facility on their XE1 player by way of a firmware update.
Additionally,I wondered as to the nature of the system update(s) Panasonic are currently transmitting for their PX70/700 models.
 

Ruudfood

Active Member
If the firmware can be updated to support 24fps then it could only be a software feature. However, only hardware can really do it so I suspect that they're working round it by using 3:2 pulldown (or whatever the term is).

Having said all that I could be way off as I'm in no way very knowledgable about AV hardware. I'm sure 1 of the experts on here will correct me if I'm wrong.
 

YID

Active Member
seeing that Sony did a software upgrade for the Playstation 3 so that it could output 1080p/24fps would lead me to believe that it is software not hardware.
 

norealplan

Distinguished Member
seeing that Sony did a software upgrade for the Playstation 3 so that it could output 1080p/24fps would lead me to believe that it is software not hardware.

I know what you're saying, but if the hardware is not there in the first place, the software isn't going to be of much use.
 
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Pioneer Man

Guest
It could be purely a software thing or a something that is hard wired into the hardware, but, If the screen can not do 1080P/24 then I would be 99.999% sure that it is incapable of doing it due to hardware limitations.
 

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