Snow, when using HDMI, is almost always the same thing: a borderline, adequately strong signal. It is also very common that it manifests itself on high bandwidth signals like 1080p yet seems OK at lower resolutions such as 1080i.
A weak signal is usually due to a poorly seated connection or an inadequately thick gauge of HDMI for the length of the run being used. Solutions include switching to a thicker AWG HDMI or a bus-fed amplified cable [ex: Monoprice Redmere series, I read mixed reviews about], and/or adding an in line booster amp.
In A/V reproduction accuracy, there IS no concept of "accounting for personal taste/preference". As art consumers we don't "pick" the level of bass, nor the tint/brightness of a scene's sky, any more than we pick the ending of a novel or Mona Lisa's type of smile. "High fidelity" means "high truthfulness", faithful to the original artist's intent: an unmodified, neutral, accurate copy of the original master, ideally being exact and with no discernable alterations, aka "transparency".
Last edited by m. zillch; 02-18-2017 at 10:44 AM.