It's a bit frustrating that none of the major streaming devices (Fire TV, Apple TV, Chromecast, etc) support 24 Hz video output, and this despite indications that the video chips used by these devices are fully capable of it. It's as if no one working at Amazon, Apple, or Google care a lick about video quality and preserving the native frame rate of most films (24 fps). Hell, the Boxee Box supported 24 Hz output. From what I've heard the Roku Stick does as well, though I'd love it on a device a bit more open such as the very hackable Fire TV. Which leads me to my question; have there have been any in roads made in unlocking 24 Hz video output with the rootable Fire TV?
im at a loss here, what is the problem? i have seen a wide variety of video formats and have yet to have a single problem. i assume the firetv is running at 60hz? i may be wrong but that means it can play anything from 1 to 60 hz smoothly. so whats the big deal? if anything running a higher hz would mean a smoother animation?
no offense, but I was actually going to make a comment in my original post along the lines of, "if you don't know what 24 Hz output (24p) is or why it's important, then don't bother responding". Obviously nothing against you personally, it's just that I've seen 24hz/24p related threads on other forums (Plex, Roku, etc) and they quickly get sidetracked into an explanation of its benefits and why it's important. Google is your friend for that.
But just to summarize, most movies (and even many modern TV shows) are filmed at 24 progressive frames per second. When outputting a native 24 Hz video at 60 Hz, the device must fill in the gaps to "magically" create 60 frames/second out of just 24. And since 60 is not an even multiple of 24, the process is far from ideal. This results in judder or non-smooth playback, which is most noticeable during slow panning scenes (can also be seen quite easily on scrolling credits). If you find yourself saying "well every video I've played looks good". Well, this is case of "ignorance is bliss". Watch a movie on a projector at 24 Hz or a 120Hz TV that accepts 24p input (120 is a nice multiple of 24, so each frame needs to be merely replicated 5x) and you'll see the difference with your own two eyes.
*i just watched a blueray on my 72hz monitor (3x 24) and then changed it to 60hz, sadly i saw nothing different, perhaps my fast computer does a better job at rendering. guess its one of those things that videophiles can detect that a normal guy cant xD