Originally Posted by Breather
I have a Samsung UN55D6000 LED that my father left me recently. It was bought in March of this year at BB. It's a second TV for my living room now. I have a Panasonic plasma for my main set in the family room. Before this set, all my experience with TV's has been CRT, RP-CRT, and Plasma. I've never seen anything like this on any of them. Over at my parent's house, my mother still has a Samsung LN52A750 LCD she bought 3 years ago and it doesn't have this problem.
I think this set has the stutter problem you're talking about. Tell me if I'm correct. Ever since I had originally set it up for my father, this TV "stutters" on HD/SD cable. It happens anywhere from now and then to every few seconds during a show or movie. I'll notice it whether on an HD channel or an SD channel, and whether I'm watching a movie or TV show. You'll be watching, and while the color and clarity are great, sometimes the picture will stutter, for lack of a better term. It could be when someone moves their head or walks across a room. For example, the other night I had on a Frasier rerun on an SD channel, and Niles was walking across a small cabin they were ice fishing in. When he walked his body would stutter. Very disturbing and odd to look at. Tonight, I had "I, Robot" on FX HD. In one scene with Bruce Greenwood, all he did was turn his head and look away and then look back. You should have seen it. His head stuttered through the whole sequence instead of flowing smoothly. I even noticed it badly when Wil Smith shakes the robot's hand at the end, among other scenes.
Is this the stutter problem? This problem has made me want to just ignore the TV and leave it alone. I haven't got it hooked to the internet yet so it's never had a firmware update. I'm in the process of choosing a BD player for it. The cable is hooked up through the HDMI/DVI 1 input. I have a DVD player hooked up through the component input and it doesn't have the stutter issue. Only the cable through HDMI. I too have the AMP set to standard.
Do I have the issue too? Here I've been thinking about calling for service or just giving it to my sister, but it sounds like I've just got the stutter.
I have the same issue and I even mentioned it in another thread. My set is the ES7500 and it stutters exactly as you describe, but only when watching my FiOS cable. Most channels do not stutter - but a few random ones do, and not always. I have a problem with TNT or TBS, one of those, when Law and Order is on. The show stutters bad - virtually unwatchable, like it's stop-motion animation. Yet when it goes to a commercial the commercials are fine, no stuttering. Then the show comes back on and it stutters again! I see this happen randomly. Sometimes the problem channels seem fine.
I also noticed the same behavior on an LCD set I tried last year from Samsung.
This is with the AMP setting to OFF. So for my stuttering it can't be the AMP since I usually leave it off.
I also notice artifacting when using AMP with custom and blur reduction at anything other than 0. I've tested it several times, on several channels, and it definitely reduces blur - very noticeable during hockey or basketball games - but the tradeoff is strange artifacting, especially around channel logos, on-screen scores, any on-screen graphics tend to collect artifacting. When blur reduction is off the artifacting disappears. I noticed in the ES8000 thread another user noticed the artifacting as well and doesn't use the blur reduction because of this.