Xbox One "˜juddering"™ plagues UK TV watchers

parislemon:

Samuel Gibbs:

The cause appears to be the difference in refresh rates between UK and US TV sets and services. In the UK, the TV broadcast standard is 50Hz, or 50 frames per second (FPS), which most television set top boxes including Sky, Virgin and Freeview services output. In the US, the standard is 60Hz or 60FPS, and by default the Xbox One is set to the US, not UK standard.

"Assuming the reports are true, this represents a significant issue Microsoft has to address," Richard Leadbetter of visual testing company Digital Foundry told Eurogamer. "Displaying 50Hz video at 60Hz means that every sixth frame will be a duplicate, resulting in noticeable judder on a lot of material – scrolling text on news channels, fast pans in TV and movies, and the left to right sweep of the camera in football matches."

Microsoft said that it is aware of the issue, but did not have a comment at the time of publication. 

What a colossal fuck-up. How on Earth do you release a product so focused on television and not realize that the UK has a different broadcast standard? You had one job.

And guess what?

Leadbetter said that there are no easy solutions to the difference between 50 and 60Hz, and that altering a 50Hz picture to match a 60Hz refresh rate would likely have a detrimental impact on image quality. It is unknown how Microsoft is going to deal with the issue.

Heads are undoubtedly going to roll over this.

As much as I’d love to take a swift kick to Microsoft in the pants in this… 50hz vs 60hz in displays is a non trivial problem. Although I do agree that perhaps TV pass through just isn’t a good idea.

What the hell am I saying? No. Wrong. Games should be required to play nice in 50hz mode, period, on XBone. No bullshit slowdown or any other weird PAL crap. Yeah. Microsoft fucked up. 50hz mode all around when given 50hz input… And 50hz mode has to be supported in all software.

  1. internetofme reblogged this from parislemon and added:
    The xbox one is just turning into a bigger and bigger shit show as time goes on.
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    Wow.
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    YOU’RE THE BEST… AROUND NOTHING’S GONNA EVER KEEP YOU DOWN
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    Aah broadcast standards and frame rates….
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    As much as I’d love to take a swift kick to Microsoft in the pants in this… 50hz vs 60hz in displays is a non trivial...
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  20. seldo said: Srsly?
  21. stubmle reblogged this from parislemon and added:
    No doubt. Maybe if Microsoft had stuck to focused more on GAMING on their VIDEO GAME CONSOLE this wouldn’t be an issue.
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    Ruh-roh
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    Haha troll
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