Originally Posted by JParent16
HI all Im pretty new to the forum in terms of posting, last 2 years this one has been my primary for research and information regarding any audio and video purchases.
I picked up my le832u from future shop on friday got an amazing black friday deal. Last year I had purchased a 46" samsung C650 LCD 120hz ( read a great review on here) the picture is outstanding. Here I am now with and LED TV the supposed Quattron technology, and it looks terrible beside my Samsung. I have a month to return the set if I choose. The main questions I have is if anybody is having a real bad blurr effect? On my samsung the picture will be set at std sharpness in the middle. I need to jack it to MAX on the sharp for the detail to look somewhat close to par. Picture is much darker in backrounds which is corrected with bright or backlight but all blacks become grey.
I do have clouding issues but this seems to be common, as well if anybody tuffed it out for a month to see if the tv just needs a good break in?( have heard about 50hrs)
Seriously contemplating returning this tv. 52" right now. Would a 60" maybe solve this issue (ie bad panels?)
All thoughts and advice will be greatly appreciated.
Turning off Digital Noise Reduction may help with the blurring with my experiences. If you're watching something with a lot of action and movement it's best that it's set to "Off".
I have the 52" 832U just like you. Yea, the picture was kinda iffy out of the box and I wasn't completely satisfied. Took me about a month of tweaking before I got it where I wanted it before the calibration. The calibration really help with natural looking colours and skin tones but the picture was much too dark for my liking. What are your current settings and we can kinda start from there. I also have a Samsung LCD as my secondary TV just like you lol. Give the Sharp a little time to get the colours to your liking. I have my sharpness at +3 and it seems to be perfect if you're getting a solid feed. I'm actually watching Sportsnet HD right now and it looks pretty damn good. Movie Mode helps with sharpness a little as well but it might add a little SOE effect when turned up too high which I don't really mind at all.
I notice if you have Active Contrast turned Off it washes out the picture a bit with a white washed out film. Darks look much improved with Active Contrast set to "On". Some clouding and bleed in is pretty normal on these screens, on my set I can barely notice it at times so it's not that bad.
Thanks for the input York_256, much appreciated. I turned off the digital noise and i'm now playing with the different modes. Dynamic (not fixed) with all the extras turned off (except qual pixel, i kinda like that one) seems to have helped for the most part. The Auto setting with all the extras turned off seems to do a good job also. I also turned off the native on my directv receiver and that seems to help out. I'll keep playing with the settings as they have helped with the blur but now I got to get the colors and details (words, etc...) corrected.
Sometimes 240HZ or 120HZ High can add some weird motion or blurring as well when watching Cable television. Depends on the feed as well, I've noticed some channels handle it better than others but for the most part I have it turned off unless I'm watching a Blue Ray disc. Movie Mode adds some depth to the picture when turned up as well. Also, with the motion enhancers on while watching sports it's kinda weird because you'll notice trails on fast moving objects (ie. Puck, football, golfball) gets double visioned. Blu Ray works great though.
Turn off that power saving feature as well as it screws with your picture from my experiences. I had that thing turned off after the first 30 minutes. Also, before getting your colour/brightness settings to the way you like them try finding a decent "Colour Temp" setting you like. The higher the temp the more vibrant the colours but it can make colours look kind of unnatural when set too high and maybe slightly oversaturate the picture. I have mine on "Mid-Low" and work from there. I also put up the reds to about +7 to help with the bluish tinge with the higher colour temp. Just gotta fiddle around with it.
The set does take some tweaking out of the box for sure, and there's so many settings with colours it's hard to know where to start. My Samsung LCD was flawless right out of the box pretty much, I tweaked the brightness slightly and done! This one takes a little more work but once you get the appropriate settings for your taste it does look nice, the colours actually trump my Samsung right now but at the same time my Sammy has ZERO uniformity issues. It's kind of a trade off heh.