View Full Version : Philips bdp3200 mini-skip/freeze/pause?
11-02-2011, 10:43 AM
I bought my first Blu-Ray player, a Philips bdp3200/05. I'm happy with it but I've noticed something odd that I'm not sure about. When playing Blu-Ray discs I've noticed a slight stop, or skip in the playback. It's only a split second thing and it doesn't affect the sound. It looks almost like the player has skipped a frame or two in the movie. It happens regularly in every disc I've played in it so far. Is it a fault, or is it normal behavior?
I have the latest firmware installed.
11-02-2011, 11:25 AM
Which framerate have your discs and which your TV? If you have 24p videos and your TV displays 50Hz it's a mismatch and is known as "24p micro stuttering". Some players can interpolate frames so it's smoother but may introduce artefacts at edges.
11-02-2011, 11:43 AM
How do I find out what the frame rate is?
The TV is indeed 50hz. It's a brand new LG 32lk330U. However since posting I took the BDP3200/05 back to the store for a replacement (it's only across the road), and this one doesn't seem to have the stutter. It's not got the updated firmware at the moment, though.
11-02-2011, 04:24 PM
Quick update. I updated the firmware, like I did on the previous one, and everything seems okay. :)
11-03-2011, 01:07 PM
I have one final question. Do the red and white audio out jacks output in 5.1, or only stereo?
11-03-2011, 01:09 PM
That's an analog stereo output. If you want 5.1 output you have to use HDMI or SPDIF/Toslink.
11-03-2011, 01:27 PM
I have one of those Pro-Logic 5.1 systems. It connects through the audio out jacks. Seemed fine with the DVD player, but some sounds seem muffled with the Blu-Ray so I thought I'd better ask. Looks like I'll have to look for a av reciever. :)