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Shield TV hidden video resolutions?

Posted: 30 May 2017, 00:22
by cosmoxl
The talk in other threads about 25p material got me thinking. I know my TV can play PAL resolutions (I just did it via my Oppo BDP with which I can choose PAL output) but the Shield TV only offers me NTSC resolutions.

So, Shield switches to 1080p60 for 25p material.

Is there a way to force resolutions in the Shield TV that it thinks aren't available? I tried searching the net but couldn't find what I want.

Re: Shield TV hidden video resolutions?

Posted: 30 May 2017, 01:25
by davilla
what resolutions does it say are present in log ?

Re: Shield TV hidden video resolutions?

Posted: 30 May 2017, 01:53
by cosmoxl
davilla wrote:
30 May 2017, 01:25
what resolutions does it say are present in log ?
20:47:54 T:138034410576 NOTICE: Found resolution 1920 x 1080 for display 0 with 1920 x 1080 @ 59.940060 Hz
20:47:54 T:138034410576 NOTICE: Found resolution 1920 x 1080 for display 0 with 1920 x 1080 @ 60.000000 Hz
20:47:54 T:138034410576 NOTICE: Found resolution 1920 x 1080 for display 0 with 1920 x 1080 @ 24.000000 Hz
20:47:54 T:138034410576 NOTICE: Found resolution 1920 x 1080 for display 0 with 1920 x 1080 @ 23.976025 Hz

:( Maybe my TV doesn't report that it can do PAL because it's a USA version. But, it can do it. Thus, I wish to force it.

Re: Shield TV hidden video resolutions?

Posted: 30 May 2017, 02:04
by davilla
The HDTV might be able to do it but android's API only reports it can do those four. I am surprised that 50Hz does not show up. It does on my samsung.

Re: Shield TV hidden video resolutions?

Posted: 30 May 2017, 02:27
by cosmoxl
I can tell my ATV4 to go into 1080p50 mode and it works just fine. How do I get MrMC to realize output is 50fps now? It seems to think it's 60 still.

Re: Shield TV hidden video resolutions?

Posted: 30 May 2017, 02:58
by davilla
That's how the ATV4 works under tvOS, Apps don't know display details. There is no API for it.

Re: Shield TV hidden video resolutions?

Posted: 30 May 2017, 03:03
by cosmoxl
davilla wrote:
30 May 2017, 02:58
That's how the ATV4 works under tvOS, Apps don't know display details. There is no API for it.
how idiotic. get with it apple.

Re: Shield TV hidden video resolutions?

Posted: 30 May 2017, 03:33
by davilla
I find that video playback on the appletv4 is pretty good as is.