sim2 c3x what bluray player do you use

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  1. bluerum66

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    Hi,
    I own the marvellous sim2 c3x projector previous to that i had a panasonic pt ae800 so called hd projector of which was such crap i was going to give up on home cinema altogether the bluray versions of movies were hardly any better than sd dvd. anyway i bought the sim2 c3x for an absolute bargain of £2700, i know it does not do 1080p but it will knock the socks off any lcd projector with 1080p on the market today, anyway i have got a sony bdps500 bluray player and was wondering if anyone is using the flagship sony bdp s5000es player on it and is there a lot of difference picture quality wise, the projector is 8 bit so woulld there be anything to gain with sonys higher bit rate ratios etcand what would be the best output for it either 720 p or 1080i, i am currently using 1080i for best picture quality.
     
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    You may benefit from some of the dither processing features of the S5000 but your still stuck with motion judder on film because output is limited 60hz as the PJ doesn't support 24hz input. Blu-ray/HD DVD film looks at its best IMO on the C3X using 48hz input as this avoids 3:2 motion judder but this requires a video processor. Ideally you want any scaling/interpolation calculations done at as high a bit depth as possible. Therefore I would try to input at a resolution that avoids as little processing in the PJ as possible i.e. 1:1 pixel mapped. :)

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    Someone posted earlier to sat that whilst this model couldn't accept 1080p/24, it could accept 720p/24.

    The only way to get this from a Blu-ray Disc player is to buy an extrnal VP - don't know what the cheapest one is that convert 1080i/60 to 720p/24.

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    NOTE CORRECTION FURTHER DOWN THE THREAD
     
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    Steve

    Unless there's been a change I don't think 24hz is a supported input option for this model. I'm trying to think back and seem to recall 48hz worked but it's worth double checking with Sim2 as it was a while ago and my memory is failing with age.

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    No, you’re right. 24hz doubled to 48hz was what was mentioned, so that's 720p/48.

    Many apologies, and thanks for the correction.

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    I've setup a few of these with 720p48. If you're after a bargain second hand Lumagen would be where I would look for best Blu-Ray and DVD performance.
     

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