Originally Posted by Smeeg
i'm not seeing any shimmering at all. i've got video noise reduction turned off and sharpness turned down to zero. i'm using the HD p&p and have fox going through the STB at 720p and cbs through the set at native (i assume 1080i, but it looks like shite so who knows). on fox, the field colors in minnesota are very drab, and the cbs cameramen have to be on drugs. not the best examples or sources for what the set can do. but i can't blame the mits. i'll be watching the afternoon & evening games (go broncos!)
i don't know if its the local affiliate or cbs sports, but HD football, college or pro, is pretty weak on cbs compared to the other networks. they're making it hard to be an afc fan
Oh THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU, Smeeg!!!!!
After turning the noise reduction and the sharp edge feature off, and the sharpness to zero per your suggestions, I now see absolutely NO shimmering as reported earlier. I watched FOX HD today (Packers vs Lions) and was totally blown away by the quality of the picture!
I had gone to BB the other day to see if any of the other brands was performing better than the Mits and the Sony, Samsung, Mits, ALL showed the shimmering effects I had reported earlier. Note that no adjustments were made to any TV by me while I was there, and I didn't look at settings either. Just went away with the feeling that I would be unhappy no matter which HDTV I would have chose.
After coming home and reading your posts on the NR and Sharp Edge, a couple days ago, I tried it out and the problems "seemed" to have disappeared. The real test was waiting until today though with a "real, live game" and I am the happiest man alive right now. (It helps that the Packers also won...)
Anyway, for all those that have been seeing the shimmering, and all those that I've scared by bringing up the shimmering, I want to say that with the Nosie Reduction off, the Sharp Edge Off, and the sharpness set low, my TV no longer producess the shimmering effect and with my OTA antenna at 75+% signal strength, blows away anything that I ever saw in the stores, or with the default out of the box settings.
Thanks again to Smeeg for fiddling with his settings and posting them for everyone. They make a world of difference in the quality of the picture.