24p still not working?


#1

Hello, I guess the 24p-problem has been discussed to everyone here. Is there any solution available now, or maybe a workaround (without changing the files)? It **bleep**, and the WDEP would be perfect when this would work. Regards, Jac


#2

Hello,

Unfortunately, at this time WD has not release a new firmware update addressing this issue. I’ll suggest you to visit the ideas lab and post your idea there, to see if in the future WD solves this issue.


#3

I can’t find anything on the internet that indicates the AmLogic 8626H can output at 1080p24.   How can it be added if the chip can’t do it?


#4

Hello RoofingGuy. As a customer I am not so deep in my mediabox as to know about all aspect of the hardware. I heard, that the WDTV-devices did not have the feature too and it was added later, so I expected the newer product is also able to output 24p. If the processor is not able to then, from my point of view, it’s a wrong decision, made by WD. Well, anyway I have to deal with it now. Thanks for the explanation. I am sorry for my bad english, please excuse me, I am from germany. Regards, Mnemonic


#5

Your English is much better than my German.:smiley:

The difference is (or the problem is) that the WDTV G2, the WDTV Live, The WDTV Live Plus and the WDTV Live Hub all use a more advanced chip from Sigma Designs.  The processor in the Elements Play is a different chip altogether, from a different company, AmLogic.  And from what I can see it is a cheap, entry-level chip.

As I say, I can’t find the AmLogic’s chip specs anywhere online… I can’t find any Media Player that was built around one that advertises 1080p24 as an output mode, which leads me to suspect that the chip simply can’t do it.

I don’t know for sure that it can’t… but it seems quite likely that some company would have used the mode in their players if it was available.


#6

Maybe other media players can do good resampling to 25/30/50i/60i? Well, I had another media box from Trekstor which had no problems (but no built-in-harddisc, thats why I wanted a new one). I’ll try to email AmLogic, maybe the can/want to help me. :slight_smile: