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    Re: My new TV is ruining watching TV for me

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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

    My parents have an old console tv in their basement that worked last I knew that we might be able to work a deal on. PM me for details.




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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.
    Get into Cnets forums and get the proper calibration settings for your TV. It will still look awesome but will last longer and probably help with what you are experiencing.



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    Re: My new TV is ruining watching TV for me

    You can definitely turn that off. It isn't the refresh rate, its the extra "mode" that they put on the TV. "TruMotion" or "Auto Motion Plus" or something equivalent that causes the soap opera effect. Just turn that off and you'll be a lot happier with the picture.

    Also, FWIW, you can usually google the model number of your TV and find the optimal display calibration settings somewhere online (avsforum is usually where I've found them). Every time I've ever used those, they've always recommended turning that mode off.



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    Re: My new TV is ruining watching TV for me

    Quote Originally Posted by 3TrueFans View Post
    My parents have an old console tv in their basement that worked last I knew that we might be able to work a deal on. PM me for details.
    I have a drumstick taped to a 9 iron that we used in college when we lost our TV remote. Wanna make it a package deal and sweeten the pot a little bit?


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    Re: My new TV is ruining watching TV for me

    Quote Originally Posted by theantiAIRBHG View Post
    I have a drumstick taped to a 9 iron that we used in college when we lost our TV remote. Wanna make it a package deal and sweeten the pot a little bit?
    Doesn't chicken go bad if you leave it out?


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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

    Quote Originally Posted by CycloneErik View Post
    Doesn't chicken go bad if you leave it out?

    The thing is, I thought it, but I knew better than to say it.



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    Re: My new TV is ruining watching TV for me

    Quote Originally Posted by bos View Post
    The thing is, I thought it, but I knew better than to say it.
    So you typed too slowly....


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    Re: My new TV is ruining watching TV for me

    Quote Originally Posted by CycloneErik View Post
    Doesn't chicken go bad if you leave it out?
    Maybe it is turkey?



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    Re: My new TV is ruining watching TV for me

    I have only purchased Plasma's, and this is one of the reasons why. I don't like that effect on there and it doesn't appear to be coming through on Plasma. But as others have said, I am sure there is a way to turn it off.



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    Re: My new TV is ruining watching TV for me

    I had the same problem when we got our new Samsung LED tv. I got used to it and now enjoy how awesome the picture is.



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    Re: My new TV is ruining watching TV for me

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclonin View Post
    I have only purchased Plasma's, and this is one of the reasons why. I don't like that effect on there and it doesn't appear to be coming through on Plasma. But as others have said, I am sure there is a way to turn it off.
    My panasonic plasma never had this effect. It is an awesome picture though.


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    Re: My new TV is ruining watching TV for me

    It's the artificial refresh rate processing by your TV. I CRINGE whenever I see 120hz or 240hz still advertised so heavily. It makes watching anything but Live TV unbearable. Go into your settings and turn it off. Takes the refresh rate to standard LCD levels of 60hz, bringing your TV back to normal.

    As others have noted above, Plasmas do not have this issue as it "processes" video differently (probably a better technical term I could have used there). I love Plasmas, btw.


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