Hi folks. First post, please be gentle. I found this forum upon doing some googling and realize my question has been covered in general terms, but I'm trying to get a full understanding of the issue.
I recently purchase a Sharp Aquos LC-52LE832U as an upgrade from an old 40" Sony Bravia LCD. Upon bringing it home, I immediately noticed two issues:
1) When playing video games (Skyrim, specifically, on XBox 360) I noticed a strange warbly effect at the bottom of the screen when running.
2) When watching TV/movies, everything looked like Canadian TV (what people seem to call the Soap Opera Effect).
I got to googling and learned about the frame interpolation that 120Hz/240Hz TVs do and this appeared to be the problem -- can't believe its on by default. I have since turned my Film Mode to "Off" and both of the above problems disappeared. However I don't notice a difference with the Motion Enhancement settings so I was hoping for a bit of education.
My TV setting options are shown below:
Film Mode (3:2 pull-down)
Automatically detects a film-based source (originally encoded at 24 frames/second), analyzes it then recreates each still frame for high definition picture quality.
Advanced(High)/Advanced(Low): Select a desired level to remove jerkiness from film contents.
Standard: Detects, analyzes, converts film source.
Off: Normal viewing mode
Okay, so what I assume this means is that "Advanced High/Low" (don't know what the diff is between them) is doing frame interpolation, where its essentially creating new frames in between real frames, resulting in SOE. "Standard" is doing 60Hz-stye 3:2 which can result in some jitteriness. And "Off" is doing 10:10, which means frame duplication (i.e. normal).
Changing to Standard or Off got rid of my SOE. Right now I have all AV modes set to Off.
Then there's Motion Enhancement, which is what I thought was actually the issue until I started researching.
Use Motion Enhancement to view fast-action video more clearly.
AquoMotion240: Turns the LED scanning backlight on or off to display motion picture more smoothly and clearly.
120Hz High/120Hz Low: For obtaining a clearer image.
Off: Normal image
I'll be honest. I have no idea what this setting does, or how it relates to the SOE or any other issues. Looking for education.
I understand this is a wordy post but you guys are the experts, so I was hoping I could start down a road of informed TV setting.