Originally Posted by jeffw_00
Hi - I just bought he LN46C630 to replace my LN40A630 (got tired of too small a picture in 2.35:1 movies). I generally like it a lot, seems like an upgrade in a number of ways. However, I have a couple of questions:
1) When I watch one of the (I believe) more compressed cable HD channels (specifically, a recent Law & Order episode on TNT HD (COMCAST)) I originally was getting a "stop-action" effect, where, instead of being smooth, all motion was choppy. I turned off all the auto modes (Digital Filter, MPG filter, auto-motion, and film mode), and it went away (i.e., motion was smooth), but turning any of these back on (except Digital) seemed to start to cause the effect. What's going on here?
2) On the same program source. I know that COMCAST tends to apply more compression to the less popular HD channels, but I'm actually seeing a little fine pixelation as well as a grainy image. I don't think there's anything wrong with the set (HD on CBS and NBC seems fine), but can I do anything to improve the picture?
3) (Just curious)> As I was checking out, I noticed that for "only" $400 (45%) more i could have gotten an LED model. Is there really that big a difference?
Also - some posts here refer to an xx630 calibration thread, but the only one I can find is for the A630 - can someone point me?
Reply from "Buzz"
1) Comcast is saving money, and, turn off anything automatic.
2) Comcast is saving money, and, not much.
New Reply by jeffw_00
Thanks Buzz - maybe time to switch to FiOS? 8-}
What do I lose by turning off the automatic filters, and (more important) the AMP? Can I still leave film-mode on auto1 (so I get 24p?)