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Advice on blurred moving pictures on FX68

dmr

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I'd be grateful for any help, please.

I bought a 32" FX68 a few weeks ago and it's generally fine.

One thing which is really spoiling it is the blurring of fast sideways-panning camera shots such as in football matches etc..

Two questions really -

1. Is there any way I can stop this as it's really starting to get on my nerves?

2. Are there any other TVs out there that don't have this side-effect?
 

dmr

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Thanks.

I thought so, but, because everyone (including the professional reviews in magazines) seems to have taken the view that the FX68 is one of the best 100hz sets around for minimising such problems, I am surprised mine is so bad.

It really is quite difficult to watch, but I'm not sure how far I should push it with the retailer. I'm not happy with it, but I'm not sure whether this is as good as it gets in 100hz terms or whether I could have bought a better TV?
 
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Paul Atreides

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You can minimize the problem but it will always be there, if you want the least problems get a 50Hz TV.
 
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SystemBlack

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I've noticed a similar effect with sideways moving credits if they move fast enough, bad enough so you have to look slightly above the lines of text to read it. Apart from that niggly little thing, I like it a lot.
 

dmr

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Thanks.

The problem is that I'm probably going to have a fight on my hands to get it changed as I've had it for a few weeks and I don't want to go through all that commotion only to get another set which is as bad, or worse.

I suppose the obvious thing to do would be to go for a good 50hz set, but I don't know whether I'll find the flicker just as annoying as the blurring on the 100hz sets. I was thinking of the PS5 or one of the JVCs.

Alternatively (and I might have a better chance of getting the TV changed if I do this), I could ask to exchange it for a more expensive 100hz set and pay the difference. I would be happy to do this, but I'm not sure whether I'll have the same problem even if I buy a PD30, a high-price Philips or the Toshiba.

Any views?
 

littletreasure

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I'd be interested in the responses to dmr's question. I have just purchased a 32FX68 and I cannot get on with the 100hz processing. I am seriously considering changing to a 50hz (although I've no idea which one) but would be interested to know if a more expensive 100hz set would make the problem less obvious.

Unfortunately, you cannot switch the FX68 to 50hz.
 
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shaunthedude

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I had the FX68 and im sure you could change the hz mode from 100 to 50. Almost 100% sure I could. i had it before my FQ75.
 

littletreasure

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Originally posted by shaunthedude
I had the FX68 and im sure you could change the hz mode from 100 to 50. Almost 100% sure I could. i had it before my FQ75.
I'll have a look at the instructions later, but I'm pretty sure you cannot do it. I wish it did though as it might solve my problem.
 

dmr

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I too would be grateful if anyone could tell me whether you can switch the FX68 from 100hz to 50hz and, if so, how?

I didn't think you could, but it might solve the blurring problem, even if it would give a worse picture quality overall. I'd settle for a slightly worse, flickery picture if that's what it took to reduce the blurring.

The instruction booklet doesn't seem to say either way, but then I had a bigger instruction booklet with the cheap toaster I bought a few weeks ago!
 
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shaunthedude

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i am sure you could toggle a button between a setting on 100 hz or Natural
 

dmr

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Oh well, looks like I'm stuck with it then!

I accept the problem must be me, because others seem to be able to put up with the 100hz side-effects, but I'm finding it really hard to justify having spent so much money on something which has such an irritating side-effect.

I traded up from a simple 4:3 28" TV (on which the picture was fine and there were no side-effects), but could someone tell me if 50hz 32" TVs are really that bad to justify having to accept the side-effects of 100hz processing?

How bad is the flicker on the 50hz sets?
 
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shaunthedude

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it must have been the FQ that I had which allowed you to change. You pushed a button on the remote and you could change bvetween 100 and natural. On that tv I could see the flicker in 50 mode. however, before that I could never see a flicker on 50hz sets

cheers
 
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Paul Atreides

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Originally posted by dmr
I accept the problem must be me, because others seem to be able to put up with the 100hz side-effects, but I'm finding it really hard to justify having spent so much money on something which has such an irritating side-effect.
Don't worry it irritates me too, I'll probably sell my FX66 and get a 50Hz.
 

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