Originally Posted by clider
Yes. That's what I am talking about, it happens a lot. And yes, everything is on 'default' at this point. I can't
That's no good - the motion enhancement settings probably default to being turned on.
Those blinds I circled in red - my first thought was they looked like interlacing artifacts. 1080i = interlaced. Since it was filmed from your DVR that could easily be the problem.
And I just checked the cable box setting. It was on 1080i. So I changed that, but no way that's what caused it. The only thing that still concerns me is that I rented Transformers AoE on BluRay last week and half the movie looked like crap. I'm using a little older Samsung player (updated), but I can't see that being the issue - can you? TBH - I can't remember if Transformers was doing the 'blinds' thing, or if it was just grainy. I know for sure it was grainy because my wife pointed it out.
Make sure you're outputting from your Blu-Ray player at 1080p. There's a very slim chance the player is outputting at a lower resolution and your TV is upscaling it.
I just tried playing something off the DVR and while I can't always get the problem to recreate, it's still not entirely focused like it should be. Its as if certain scenes, especially with movement, have a hard time focusing on edges of bodies, door ways, windows... anything with a contrasting frame (if that makes sense).
I've never been happy with any kind of cable / satellite programming on any TV. Those sound like compression artifacts to me, which would appear in FiOS videos but not from your Blu-Ray player, a computer, Netflix (not in the same way), etc.
If you can get antenna programming (local sports, news, etc.), see how that looks. 99% of the time, the antenna picture quality is going to be superior to cable. Then you can know if it's Vizio's fault the picture quality looks so bad.