Anybody hate their plasma TV b/c it makes stuff look fake?

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07-12-2009, 12:48 PM
especially stuff with graphics, everything is so smooth it all looks like a high school play and makes anything that may be unreal look retarded

07-12-2009, 12:49 PM
I don't notice it, try turning down the contrast or something.

07-12-2009, 12:49 PM
Are you talking about the 120hz fluidity?

07-12-2009, 12:50 PM
If you don't like your's, I have a tube TV I could trade you.

07-12-2009, 12:56 PM
I just happen to have a pair of special sunglasses that, while watching your plasma TV, it enhances the quality of the picture making it look real again.

And just because you are a member of Tribalwar I'll let you have them for 130$ which is almost 50% off!

07-12-2009, 01:17 PM
Turn down the brightness or set the preset picture mode from vivid to regular or cinema or what not. Almost guaranteed to work.

07-12-2009, 01:20 PM
my 120 hz lcd makes things looke computer generated that aren't.....

i like i though :)

07-12-2009, 01:23 PM
Are you talking about the 120hz fluidity?

i think the 120hz crap rounds out human movement in a weird way. human gestures are naturally kind of weighted with regards to speed of motion. at the beginning or end of a gesture.

the way the TVs 'generate' new frames is fine for panning and other movement, but human movement is what winds up looking 'fake' or cgi or whatever.

looks better turned off IMHO.

07-12-2009, 01:27 PM
It's probably smoothvision or 120hz feature. Turn it off and you will be happy. It's called something different for each brand so just look around in the settings.

07-12-2009, 01:33 PM
If you don't like your's, I have a tube TV I could trade you.

if use d'ont like your's

07-12-2009, 01:44 PM
It's 120hz; my parents have one and everything looks like one of those Discovery Channel remakes where they show you what happened on the titanic with community college actors and effects. My TV is just regular 60hz 1080p and other than making most shows look british, everything looks fine.

07-12-2009, 02:17 PM
My plasma only gets used to watch Sponge Bob. ****ing kids :(

07-12-2009, 02:29 PM
Yeah I just got a new LCD with 120hz, and you can turn the motion smoothing off and on. It actually looks really nice on video games and a lot of sports/live stuff, but looks messed up on everything else.

07-12-2009, 02:36 PM
turn the motion smoothing off

This is the correct answer.

07-12-2009, 02:47 PM
Mine has a hum too it.... anyone else have this issue? Thinking I may need to return it....

07-12-2009, 02:50 PM
are you sure its not just the fan thats humming?

07-12-2009, 03:11 PM
I cant believe nobody said sandpaper

07-12-2009, 03:17 PM
looks better turned off IMHO.

07-12-2009, 03:42 PM
Sometimes I think that the blu ray movies can look "fake". Its almost as if the new technology has exposed hollywood. There is a scene in Batman Begins that looks really fake--you can tell that its a set and not real.

07-12-2009, 04:21 PM
i think people have mentioned it earlier in thread, but the solution is to turn off (or turn down) the motion smoothing software the tv uses.

on my samsung, it's called "Automotion." different brands each have their proprietary software, which basically does the same thing:

most movies are encoded at 24 frames per second. on a tv that runs at 120 Hz (or 120 refreshes per second), the same frame in a movie gets displayed 5 times in a row (5 times 24fps = 120fps = 120Hz). what the Automotion software does is create composite frames among the 5 frames shown to average the frames before and after the current frame to "smooth out" what's happening visually. this is what creates the "soap opera" effect.

imo, it enhances sports, but makes everything else look kinda weird. i have mine set to "low" (shows a little smoothing, but not enough to be distracting).