Originally Posted by chrisg75
Originally Posted by tima94930
This is not a common general complaint, so what is the source material, e.g. cable broadcast, DVD, Bluray, or what? What's the resolution? If it isn't everything, what are the exact titles?
Ok, from memory everything I am referring to is on free to air TV in Australia. So it's obviously not going to be hd stuff, I would say most stuff would be 576i or some might be lower.
To be honest I haven't specifically checked a blu ray disc for this but it just really jumps out at me in comparison to my 5 year old Panasonic plasma.
Anything specific to check ?
Cheers for the help
Nothing specific. It's just there are not a lot of people complaining about what you've described, which makes me suspect there's something unusual about the source material more than anything. The only complaints I recall similar to yours are for the HX950 and are confined to sports, and while the posters are adamant the TV is just plain bad for sports (and nothing else!), I think they're mistaken. It's true some broadcasts are affected, but others are not. For example, Fox NFL games have been really bad about pixelation around players in longer distance shots, like when they zoom out to show both teams lining up for a play. But I see this on my 4-5 year old Sony TVs, too, not just my 46HX850. The issue is not present in a CBS game I still have on the DVR, and it goes away when Fox zooms in on the players. So, the broadcast is definitely a factor. Could the Sony be worse about it than other brands? Sure. But unless one has properly A/B'd the offending recording, I'm doubtful. Comparing LCD to plasma may not be particularly valid here. This is all why I asked you for specific source material, so that others can hopefully report how it looks on their TVs. If it's a really big issue for you, see if you can make a short clip available for download.
Ok thanks. Is there anything I should be checking settings wise?
What is the best way to get a video that is going to show what I am talking about ?
I see it happening the more I look for it lol