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    My new TV is ruining watching TV for me

    Both my wife and I are really bothered by how nice our new LED tv is. It's really hard to explain but the picture quality is almost making it hard to watch shows now. I have several hi-def TV's in the house but this one is making the "background" of shows so detailed I swear I'm watching a show from a camcorder.

    Does that make sense? It literally looks like I'm just watching people videotaping each other right in front of me. I guess with my other hi-def TV's they just aren't detailed enough to have ever noticed this before.

    I know this is really random and "first world problem" comments are applicable but does anyone else know what I'm talking about? Even The Walking Dead was kind of painful to watch last night but on the flip side, the NFL games were incredible.


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    Re: My new TV is ruining watching TV for me

    So you probably have a 120, 240 or higher hz? Sounds like you miss the blur effect of lower hz tvs.



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    Re: My new TV is ruining watching TV for me

    Quote Originally Posted by bos View Post
    So you probably have a 120, 240 or higher hz? Sounds like you miss the blur effect of lower hz tvs.
    I agree. I think he is bothered by the unnatural upscaling of 24 fps content to 120/240 fps content.

    He should turn off the automatic upscaling option that should only be used for sports or video games.



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    Re: My new TV is ruining watching TV for me

    I have experienced this same thing at my In-Laws. really creeps me out



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    Re: My new TV is ruining watching TV for me

    Quote Originally Posted by The_Architect View Post
    Both my wife and I are really bothered by how nice our new LED tv is. It's really hard to explain but the picture quality is almost making it hard to watch shows now. I have several hi-def TV's in the house but this one is making the "background" of shows so detailed I swear I'm watching a show from a camcorder.

    Does that make sense? It literally looks like I'm just watching people videotaping each other right in front of me. I guess with my other hi-def TV's they just aren't detailed enough to have ever noticed this before.

    I know this is really random and "first world problem" comments are applicable but does anyone else know what I'm talking about? Even The Walking Dead was kind of painful to watch last night but on the flip side, the NFL games were incredible.
    I am no expert but play with your settings, you can get that familiar blur back!


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    Re: My new TV is ruining watching TV for me

    I'll do you a solid and take it off your hands for you.



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    Re: My new TV is ruining watching TV for me

    Boardwalk Empire is fantastic with that effect.


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    Re: My new TV is ruining watching TV for me

    I know exactly what you mean.... its harder to watch when a picture is too good. It makes it apparent you are watching actors on a set rather than something that is really happening, which is distracting.



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    Re: My new TV is ruining watching TV for me

    You're talking about the Soap Opera Effect?
    What is the 'Soap Opera Effect'? | TV and Home Theater - CNET Reviews

    My Sammy LED had that real bad, and I turned it off. I still have the excellent PQ, but how it was intended to be viewed



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    Re: My new TV is ruining watching TV for me

    Quote Originally Posted by NickTheGreat View Post
    You're talking about the Soap Opera Effect?
    What is the 'Soap Opera Effect'? | TV and Home Theater - CNET Reviews

    My Sammy LED had that real bad, and I turned it off. I still have the excellent PQ, but how it was intended to be viewed
    This article pretty much nails it with the reference of the high frame rate version of the Hobbit. I watched that version in the theaters and it was a glaring difference. I bought a nice shiny new LED tv a few weeks ago, and the soap opera effect is pretty evident. But I had read up enough to know to epect it. I adapted to it pretty quickly and don't even notice it anymore. I even kind of prefer it.

    The biggest diffeence for me was how much signal quality matters with an increase in screen size. I went from a 42" 720p plasma to 58" 1080p LED, and flipped on a football game first thing. I was pretty underwhelmed by the picture. It was HD, but apparently the broadast still wasn't high quality. Then I brought up a 1080p movie on VUDU and was blown away by the picture quality. As screen sizes get bigger lower quality braodcasts really start to look bad. Standard def is practically unwatchable on this thing.



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    Re: My new TV is ruining watching TV for me

    Quote Originally Posted by NorthCyd View Post
    This article pretty much nails it with the reference of the high frame rate version of the Hobbit. I watched that version in the theaters and it was a glaring difference. I bought a nice shiny new LED tv a few weeks ago, and the soap opera effect is pretty evident. But I had read up enough to know to epect it. I adapted to it pretty quickly and don't even notice it anymore. I even kind of prefer it.

    The biggest diffeence for me was how much signal quality matters with an increase in screen size. I went from a 42" 720p plasma to 58" 1080p LED, and flipped on a football game first thing. I was pretty underwhelmed by the picture. It was HD, but apparently the broadast still wasn't high quality. Then I brought up a 1080p movie on VUDU and was blown away by the picture quality. As screen sizes get bigger lower quality braodcasts really start to look bad. Standard def is practically unwatchable on this thing.
    Try playing N64 on a TV like this, it's a *****!



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    Re: My new TV is ruining watching TV for me

    It's called the soap opera effect. We had the same problem. Believe it or not, you will get used to it. My wife and I had a helluva time watching hi-def shows when we bought our TV last fall, but now, I don't want to watch anything but hi-def.



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    Re: My new TV is ruining watching TV for me

    This is like the guy complaining about how his speakers were too nice for his 62 inch television.



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    Re: My new TV is ruining watching TV for me

    There is a setting that is something like "Automotion." Change it and it will help. You get used to it, that feeling like you can reach into the screen. But it is definitely different.



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    Re: My new TV is ruining watching TV for me

    I notice the same thing, drives me nuts, its like its to real life.



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