Originally Posted by getbigg21
well you got to remember that you have a 60hz tv. that was the main drawback of the eh5000 series. i saw this at costco for $589 for the un40eh5050, but i decided to get the 6000 series instead b/c of the 120hz.
TVs with motion enhancements are not any better at handling blur, than the 60 Hz ones. Enhancements will simply mask it a bit, by upping the frames artificially, in which case, movement may look unnatural. Not to mention the visual artifacts and input lag it introduces. Any LCD/LED TV screen, if set up properly, can perform very well in 60 Hz.
Originally Posted by Richdot
Should not really matter that it's 60hz could still control motion better
Precisely. It's a matter of setting it up right.
Originally Posted by Richdot
Could anyone tell me if the Samsung UE40EH6030 will be any better handling motion than my current EH5000? As its terrible I see ghosting etc most of the time!
Ghosting, color bleeding or too much blur is not a direct result of the screen being 60 Hz or a lack of motion enhancements.
Here's what I recommend:
* Make sure the TV's native resolution is being used. If you're not sure, go with the highest one available. Usually it's 1080p, even with most screens under 40"
* Make sure 1:1 pixel mapping is enabled
* Keep all enhancements off
* Set up your game console's color space and reference levels correctly
* Hook up your console to the TV via HDMI only
* Enable Game Mode only if it helps with reducing the blur, and/or color bleeding, ghosting etc.
BTW, I did a quick search on the OP's TV, and it turns out it does have the 100 Hz motion enhancement feature. Try using that OP, to see if it makes a difference. Though I doubt if it'll reduce the blur, as all it does really is accelerate the frames superficially. Useful if you want your movies to look like a soap opera. Or your 30 fps games to look super smooth. The latter especially, comes at a price though.
More interesting is the fact that I own a Sony Bravia HDTV bought back in 2008. When I hooked it up via component (X360) to my TV, I was just left clueless so as to why the blur, ghosting and color bleeding was so noticeable. I was sore for months. Well, I discovered as time went by, that tweaking the settings makes a major difference. With a dash update, Microsoft introduced settings for HDMI such as Color Space and Reference Levels.
I discovered that using an HDMI cable, and setting the color space to Auto (configures RGB to games by default, and YCbCr to movies) and R.Levels to Standard, yielded the best results. At least for my TV. Better or more expensive TVs can handle Intermediate and Extended reference levels. This, I believe has a major impact on color bleeding (if the reference levels are set up incorrectly with regard to your specific model). As far as ghosting is concerned, you would definitely want to keep all enhancements off, and keep the sharpness at zero. Avoid setting the contrast higher than 75. Also keep the color saturation between 40 and 50. Play in a dark room, and keep the back light as low as it goes, without effecting illumination or brightness too much. Use 1:1 pixel mapping. In my TV there is an option called screen size: normal, full pixel. The latter refers to 1:1 pixel mapping, which is what you should aim for, on any resolution. Also keep, the picture setting/mode to "Standard". I don't believe "Cinema" yields the best colors, blacks/whites/greys for gaming, and "Vivid" doesn't work well for movies or games.
Finally, if you fail to notice an improvement after making these changes, you should consider having it calibrated for games, by a certified professional. Also, give the PC mode resolutions a try. Set your console to "optimal resolution". See if that makes a difference on the blur/ghosting issue.
Cheers, I hope by sharing this knowledge and experience, you are able to get more out of your screen. I know I sure did, and I love it now. Wouldn't want to upgrade for years to come!