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  • Hi

    I'm considering buying Z8 but was wondering if it has auto refresh rate to match the video refresh rate whether it's 24Hz 50Hz or 60Hz or only has one refresh rate and won't change automatically

    I know enigma 2 and infomir boxes have this feature. I also know Nvidia shield doesn't have it


    Thank you for your inputs

  • Hi, Shield actually has this feature, (as Apple TV).

    Shield has an app developed by someone, it's not natively supported, it's not very smooth. it caused me lot of A-V delays etc. I can't believe for a company like google that sells millions of products worldwide, this is not supported

    Can't speak about apple tv

    what's formuler developers take on this?

  • Shield has an app developed by someone, it's not natively supported, it's not very smooth. it caused me lot of A-V delays etc. I can't believe for a company like google that sells millions of products worldwide, this is not supported

    Can't speak about apple tv

    what's formuler developers take on this?

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  • automatic refresh rate is capability of the box to match the refresh rate of the video that is playing

    most content in Europe is using 50Hz whereas in North America video are displayed in 60Hz. some Movies for example use 24Hz. when a box doesn't have the capability of automatic refresh rate depending on the video displayed, it forces video to be played to one specific refresh rate (the one you set in the beginning). when video is 50Hz and box setting is 50Hz its works well, same if it's 60Hz and box setting is 60Hz. now if you play european content (50Hz) and your box is set to 60Hz or vice versa, then this introduces judder and some stuttering especially when it comes to sport and banners (some people are more sensitive than others). if automatic refresh rate is supported. box will switch to whatever refresh rate to match what's displayed. Formuler can support 50Hz and 60Hz but can't switch back and forth, Formuler doesn't support 24Hz used in movies at all

    Enigma2 boxes do support automatic refresh rate, I believe Formuler has an enigma2 box if I'm not mistaken, I attached a screenshot of enigma2 AV setting where it says MULTI (other settings are either 50Hz or 60Hz)

    I'm not sure if this is android limitation or what!

    I don't think videos will help here.

    I appreciate your help


    Edit: just saw this thread http://www.wetekforums.com/v/d…te-in-android-not-working , Wetek is android I believe right, seems like it does support automatic refresh rate according to what they said

  • I have set my screen to [email protected]

    I configured my Z8 to output [email protected]

    Z8 HDMI auto adaptation is set to "off".


    I see no judder whatsoever when I switch to USA/UK/NL/DE/BE/TR/VOD or whatever content in MOL2/Youtube/etc...

    not sure what hdmi auto adaptation does exactly

    again, you may not feel it but others do

    it's better to have native support to other framerates, if other boxes do then it should be across the board

  • Shield has an app developed by someone, it's not natively supported, it's not very smooth. it caused me lot of A-V delays etc. I can't believe for a company like google that sells millions of products worldwide, this is not supported

    Can't speak about apple tv

    what's formuler developers take on this?

    The New Nvidia Shield pro 2019 actually has this feature as a beta function, sorry I made a mistake in my previous post, it's the Plex app that can match refresh rate, not the older shield. But it's a very important feature for watching movies!

  • I have set my screen to [email protected]

    I configured my Z8 to output [email protected]

    Z8 HDMI auto adaptation is set to "off".


    I see no judder whatsoever when I switch to USA/UK/NL/DE/BE/TR/VOD or whatever content in MOL2/Youtube/etc...

    Probably because you use the "soap opera" function on your TV that smooths everything out, but if you watch a movie on a real movie channel you will probably see a small stutter every 5 sec or so, as movies are 24Hz. TV are broadcasted in 25, 29 or 30Hz,

  • "soap opera" function on your TV that smooths everything out, but if you watch a movie on a real movie channel you will probably see a small stutter every 5 sec or so

    I've tried a TV screen and 2 different PC monitors at 50hz and 60hz.

    I gues they all have some very special anti judder magic.

    Or my eyes are really bad at detecting judder.

  • The New Nvidia Shield pro 2019 actually has this feature as a beta function, sorry I made a mistake in my previous post, it's the Plex app that can match refresh rate, not the older shield. But it's a very important feature for watching movies!

    I see that feature is added but still manual and only available on 2019 nvidia shield

    I hope Formuler can support it but again, I heard Formuler doesn't run android tv but instead android tablet or something, so I'm not sure this feature will ever be added

  • For tv channels you can not select player, but for vod you can, so if we can find an android player app that supports it it should work, but have have no suggestion for which app to try.

  • ...if we can find an android player app that supports it...

    You can install VLC on Z8 and VLC supports IPTV M3U lists.


    (I removed even more from Swekonfucius's quote to clarify why I made that suggestion, it was not clear to everybody)

    Edited 2 times, last by ddd ().

  • Guess no plans to add this feature anytime, kind of disappointing

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