We purchased a Panasonic PT-MZ770 based on your recommendation here: http://www.bigscreenforums.com/forum_topic.cfm?which=20140&p=2
But we're having some issue with video playback. Video source is a Windows 10 machine with VLC, MPC-HC and NeoDCP. Video output is hdmi from a Geforce 1070. We screen mainly indie, shorts, etc movies, so we have a bunch of different formats, DCP, h264, x264, prores, etc. with various framerates.
The PT-MZ770 has a native resolution of 1920x1200. Of course all movies are either 1920x1080 or 2k DCPs - or lower.
First of all, since we only use the projector for movies, should we set the SCREEN FORMAT setting to 16:9 or leave it on 16:10?
Then, we are having issues with jittering/flickering/jerky playback depending on the file that is being played. The projector hdmi input EDID was initially setup (not by me) to 1920x1080i. It seems that if an input resolution is forced, the vertical scan frequency must be set to a fix value as well. I don't know the reason why it was setup like this - maybe cause the previous computer, when the projector was installed, was a Mac mini.
My question is: how should we setup the hdmi input to be able to handle all video sources "automatically"? Should we leave it on the default EDID? Or set 1920x1080i or 1920x1080p? And at which frequency? Is 60Hz fine for all fps?
EDID setting has 3 possibilities:
[DEFAULT] Standard setting.
[SCREEN FIT] Changes the EDID data according to the [SCREEN FORMAT] setting. ==> [SCREEN FORMAT] being the 16:10 or 16:9 setting mentioned above.
[USER] Set the [RESOLUTION] and [VERTICAL SCAN FREQUENCY] items as EDID.
If USER is set, then vertical scan frequency must be set to a fix value:
Select [60Hz], [50Hz], [30Hz], [25Hz], or [24Hz] when [1920x1080p] is selected for [RESOLUTION].
Select [60Hz], [50Hz], or [48Hz] when [1920x1080i] is selected for [RESOLUTION].
Select [60Hz] or [50Hz] when anything other than [1920x1080p] or [1920x1080i] is selected for [RESOLUTION].
My original thinking was that it should work simply like a computer monitor... so default EDID? Or does the SCREEN FIT setting with 16:9 format guarantee to always have proper content without additional black borders? Or user set, but then which setting guarantees all files play back correctly without any framerate/vertical scan frequency issues?
Thanks for taking the time to asnwer, I appreciate all the help I can get...