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RPi + Other Software Does ambient light work with 24p playback?

Discussion in 'Software Support' started by Teodor, 27 October 2018.

  1. Teodor

    Teodor New Member

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    Hi!
    I just discovered this project and I want to try it out. I have an Nvidia Shield that I use to playback movies to my TV. The shield is set to automatically change the TV's refresh rate to 24hz when a 24fps movie is played.
    While reading through the diy guide I found this:

    "When video capture is turned on you are limited to 50/60hz due to technical restrictions, a solution for this is to add a remote controlled power brick (KaKu for the dutch users) and put the HDMI->Composite converter in that.
    Make sure you get an powered HDMI->Composite converter and not the passive one that is powered by the HDMI signal !

    So if you want to use video capture just toggle it on via remote and leave it off when needing 24p playback."

    Does this mean that the ambient light can't used with 24p playback?
     
  2. Teodor

    Teodor New Member

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    I am referring to the setup with a HDMI splitter and USB grabber.
     
  3. Teodor

    Teodor New Member

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    So everybody here watches movies at 60Hz?
     
  4. TPmodding

    TPmodding Administrator Staff Member Administrator

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    Hardware:
    RPi1/Zero, RPi2, RPi3, +Arduino, +nodeMCU/ESP8266
    yes watchin with 50hz
     
  5. thommy86

    thommy86 Member

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    Hardware:
    RPi1/Zero, RPi2, RPi3, +Arduino, +PhilipsHue
    For the shield I can advise the Android grabber from Abrenoch.

    This will send your Android tv to your hyperion setup.
     
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  6. Teodor

    Teodor New Member

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    I guess that this is the best option for the shield but I am concerned with compromising the system's performance (I am using the shield as a plex server). I am also concerned with lag and led responsiveness considering that the shield and the raspberry are connected via wifi. Unfortunally there aren't many videos showing the setup in action.

    Anyway I found this. They claim that it supports 24Hz but it isn't very affordable. I have sent them an email for confirmation. Do you know if that's a valid product?
     
  7. Teodor

    Teodor New Member

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    Ok so Lightberry answered and they confirmed that their HDMI converter fully supports 24Hz. I think I am going to order the raspberry and the apa102 and give the android grabber a shot and if I don't like it I will buy the lighberry converter.
     
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