Faces kinda gooey at times?

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  1. Liam Shape

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    Hello there,

    I just picked up an acer 26 " lcd tv/monitor. It works well with most of the commercials and some news channels but movies kinda suck. Its connected straight to cable I don't have hdtv.
    The movies are kinda grainy and when there are close up of faces (specially black) when people shake their head, it looks gooey.
    Whats with that? Is it because i don't have HD, or 16 ms is too slow?
    I added extra power to the cable to boost it, but I'm still getting this crap.
    I'm thinking I might be better off with a tube tv.

    Any thoughts ? thanks kindly
    Liam
     
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    This is also called the "clayface" effect and it happens because of overdone temporal noise reduction.

    First of all how is it connected? Is it RF/Antenna? Is it analogue TV you're watching?

    Secondly are any Noise Reduction options turned on in the menu? They're usually called NR, PNR, DNR, DVNR etc.
     
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    thanks for the reply
    Its connected thru cable, I guess analog (coaxial cable) not antenna.
    Its the local cable company (rogers) that provides cnn, sports channels etc.
    I would have to see if the tv has the noise reduction feature you mention. I don't think so but will check.
     
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    It dosen't have the noise control, is that mean I'm screwed?
    thanks Liam
     
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    For analogue cable signals yeah, pretty much. I know in Canada, digital TV isn't quite as widespread as it is here in the UK but call your cable company and ask about Digital Cable. That'll let you hook up a digital cable decoder over an S-Video (or perhaps Component) input and give you a much better picture than you'd get with analogue anyway.

    I'm assuming it doesn't happen over any of the other video inputs?
     
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    I watched only one dvd on it but didn't notice the claying . We do have digital tv, here with the rewind the show while watching and the whole deal but I didn't inquire yet.
     
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    So, when using things through scart sockets, it is best to turn DNR off???
     

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