I got my 55x850b a couple days ago, and while I loved it at first...I now see an issue that is driving me crazy. I think its called DSE - dirty screen effect?
It shows up on cable HD broadcasts, and almost looks like the show is using one of those grainy filters some movies use. It is really noticeable when the camera pans (sporting events), but I can now see it just in some stationary shots too. Some shows are worse than others, and some football games are worse than others. Close ups usually look great, but the far away shots are much worse. Is this the result of a mediocre signal being upscaled to 4k? because the old sony I am replacing displays a much more crisp and better picture.
When gaming, it looks great. and when streaming off youtube, it looks [shockingly] amazing. So does that mean it is the cable signal somehow combined with the upscaling? Its like the pixels are constantly working overtime when they do not need to be, very distracting. If this is what 720p is going to look like on this tv, I'm afraid I may have to return it as I watch a LOT of sports. I can only imagine how bad hockey might look (I recorded an upcoming rerun to check it out).
I will try switching the HDMI cord tonight with the one I am using for gaming, and see if that makes a difference. I will also try some blue rays again to make sure I am only seeing this with cable programs.
Is anyone else seeing this? if you get close to the tv, it almost looks like little artifacts and glitches all over the screen. On the same setup, my old sony looked great for cable content (just had other issues and was dying). maybe I need to stick with 1080p tvs, or is there something else I am missing? (I tried all weekend to fix with settings, nothing helped. no processing settings are currently on).