Originally Posted by bitterkevin
Thanks bear, but do you know what each setting does? I have Standard, Smooth, Clear, Clear Plus, and Impulse. The last three get progressively dimmer so I assume they involve backlight strobing. Sony tells me nothing about them in the iManual.
My only understanding is that Smooth and Standard add a lot of de-judder and not much in the way of anti blur, to me they look horrible. Watching big bang theory and everyone looked sped up.
As for clear and clear plus, they both from my understanding add no de-judder and work hard to reduce motion blur and as you say backlight scanning.
My guess is that they dim light output as shutting of and on of the leds at max output would lesson the effect and also run the leds harder. But could be wrong.
I have been told by several reviewers that there is not benefit to using clear plus over clear.
This is all i have found about impulse but it sounds interesting.http://www.trustedreviews.com/sony-k...x853_TV_review
You also get a startlingly wide array of motion settings in the onscreen menus, including a brand new Impulse one. Select this option and the image frame is repeated four times (rather than new frame content being interpolated) before the backlight blinks at the very last 1/200sec of the video scanning period, as the last image on the LCD screen is at its most stable. This intriguing approach could offer a potential blurring/judder solution to anyone who hates the idea of frame interpolation processing. Obviously we'll be checking this out.
But by the end they didn't sound to amazed.
The terrific sharpness of the 46HX853's pictures does not disappear, moreover, during action scenes or sports events, thanks to an exceptionally successful combination of a speedy native response time and Sony's latest motion processing system.
Messing around with the different Motionflow options, the exciting-sounding Impulse mode turns out to be a disappointment, thanks to the high level of flicker it produces. But the Clear and Standard Motionflow settings both work well, removing practically all unnatural judder and blur without making the picture look artificial
Not the highest rated sight but an insight into the setting non the less.
Sorry for any mistakes, its 11.45pm here in the Uk.