I don't know if Blu-ray supports 48fps - is only 24fps version available?

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    I'd say this was a technical question not a recommendation question. Which should be on topic.
    – matt_black
    Commented Oct 23, 2016 at 10:50
  • Blu ray supports different combinations of resolution and fps, close to 48 fps among them: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blu-ray#Video I don't know about The Hobbit specifically.
    – his
    Commented Oct 23, 2016 at 17:11

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24 frames.

"High-definition (1080-line) television is also interlaced—hence the 1080i designation. But 1080p high-definition movies are progressively drawn line after line—they're not interlaced. In fact, Blu-ray actually displays at 30 fps regardless of the source material. Using a method called 2:3 pulldown, it distributes the frames to display 24 fps film footage properly at 30 fps." -PC Mag (The Hobbit' at 48fps: Frame Rates Explained)

  • Is Blu-ray capable of displaying more than 30 frames per second?
    – user598527
    Commented Oct 22, 2016 at 23:44
  • From what little I've read the simple answer is no. forum.blu-ray.com/showthread.php?t=210147 Note: I changed my answer from 30fps to 24fps. I did this because from what I've read 24fps not 30fps is standard. I know the article says it distributes film at 30fps, but the indicated frame rate from a film on Bluray is 24fps so that is what I'm going to go with.
    – TJF.
    Commented Oct 23, 2016 at 0:13

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