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why does everything look like a bad American Soap Opera?

Discussion in 'Plasma TVs' started by richard plumb, Jan 30, 2004.

  1. richard plumb

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    You know, 'days of our lives' and all that.

    Quite a lot on my philips 30" LCD stuff seems to move so smoothly and clearly, that it just looks like one of those 'shot on video' soap operas.

    anybody else get this with their plasmas/LCDs?
     
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    Get it on my Sharp 22" LCD, but not on my Panny PW5 plasma, that has different drawbacks. Posturization and picture noise.
     
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    Rubbish deinterlacing most likely.
     
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    no, its great deinterlacing. The picture is rock solid and very detailed. Its almost like its so smooth that it loses the original programs 'feel'.

    Difficult to describe.
     
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    Is it like it seems too fast. If so I think Philips has an option called Natural Motion. It could be this. I think the other options are 100Hz or Pixel Plus. Could be wrong though.
     
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    If what you mean is that everything including blockbuster films look like a documentry, that will be the pixel plus at work. My dads got a new Philips 36" CRT and although picture is sharp and contrast is great, it just doesn't "feel" right to me :confused:
     
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    yep, think thats it. Even stuff thats clearly filmed to get that 'film' look, looks shot on video. wierd.

    Still, stunning amounts of detail on it
     
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    Sounds like what the Philips' Digital Natural Motion does to film-originated material on CRT displays, making it look like video-originated.

    On CRT's it deinterlaces the 50i material, then reinterlaces it to 100i. Not sure how this applies to LCD or plasma displays, though.
     
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    anyone know if theres a way to switch it off on the LCDs? The only place I see the 'natural motion' is in the active picture menu, and thats set to 'off'. The only other direct digital options are contrast, Noise reduction and pixel/movie plus

    BTW, watched lost in translation last night, and I hope to goodness its supposed to look like 'Curb your enthusiasm', or a hand held woody allen movie, otherwise this set might be going back.
     
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    My lg 23" lcd does this from time to time but my Thomson 27" never does. This puzzles me because it will do it occasionally during a programme but not all the way through.
     
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    I think it is "OFF" in Pixel-Plus mode; and "ON" in the Movie-Plus mode (which is Pixel-Plus + Digital Natural Motion). I think Progressive Scan mode gives a picture mode with the minimum digital processing. Have you tried viewing with this setting? I often find this mode looks best with some broadcasts from Sky+ (although the picture is not as sharp)

    Nigel
     
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    not sure about progressive. First glance appears soft, but I guess it'd be OK after prolonged viewing.

    Anyone using component to watch DVDs on this? Does that bypass the processing? I don't know if I'll bother for the occasional DVD on TV, but it'd be good to know.
     

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