Originally Posted by milehighou
TV is a Samsung UN75J6300. It's very channel dependent (I have TWC). I've only had the TV a few days, but I notice channels like Fox News don't look so great. I had the debate on CNN last night briefly, and it actually looked pretty good.
CNN does look pretty good on TWC. HGTV, Food, and CBS (local news) all look good too.
But if you want to see what a pretty bad channel looks like, tune to NBCSN (ch 314). It's really macroblocky wtih fast motion (i watch F1 and IndyCar racing on there, and the occasional Nascar race) and it looks horrible - especially when the camera follows the cars on fast pans. Bull Riding and Motocross look hideous (on my very good 1080p 55" Sony LCD as well as my excellent 55" Panasonic ST60 Plasma).
I actually haven't watched a blu-ray on it yet. I watched a DVD last night, and it was pretty good, considering it was a movie form the 70's. My PS4 looks crystal clear, so I'm not really doubting the TV. I'm pretty sure it's just that a lot of the TWC cable channels are crap.
Well afterall it is a really big screen and it will magnify the flaws more than a smaller TV would. NBCSN looks a LOT better on my 42" and 26" TVs even though they're crappier TVs, but the smaller screens hide the flaws better.
I can turn on Digital Clean View, which seems to help with HD cable, but then I'd have to turn it off every time I watch a blu-ray. My TV has per-input memory, but everything goes through my AVR, so the TV is only getting one input for everything.
One neat way around this is to get an HDMI splitter (not a switcher) to split the signal from your AVR to two of the TV's HDMI inputs. That way you can set up the HDMI-1 input with Digital Clean View and use that for watching Cable TV, then set up the HDMI-2 input with it's own settings and Digital Clean View OFF, and switch to that input to watch a Blu-Ray.
I'm using a 1x4 HDMI Splitter from my AVR: HDMI-1 with for watching Tivo, HDMi-2 for watching Blu-Ray (with very different settings), HDMI-3 for PC (with PC-specific TV settings). and i use the 4th HDMI port sends a signal to a little 24" Insignia 1080p LCD on my desk to the left of my 24" PC monitor (for the times when i just want to watch some early morning news at my desk without firing up the big TV and surround sound system). This splitter is normally used for simultaneously mirroring the same signal to 4 TVs, but works fine for feeding multiple inputs on the TV. They make 1x2 also.
I have extensive macros on my universal remote that switches the TV to the appropriate HDMI input for each activity, but pressing the TV's input button works too.
Here's the splitter i'm using: