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post #1891 of 3067
I just purchased a Samsung UN46D6420 LED

I have an Alienware M11x notebook that I connect to it via HDMI.

When I play movies from the Alienware notebook to the TV I notice occasional horizontal lines on the TV (they are blurry)
They are not present on the notebook screen. Also the image quality is not as sharp compared to watching movies on a USB flash drive.

I have connected this computer to a Plasma screen with a different HDMI cable.
The lines are still there, so it's not the TV or HDMI cable.

I put these same movies on a USB flash drive and connected the USB drive to the TV and the lines ARE NOT there.

So it clearly has to be something to do with my computer. Probably something simple that I missed.

1.) I'm wondering if it has to do with some settings on my computer configured improperly
2.) May need graphics card update?

The notebook is is roughly 2 months old.

I can only get a native display of 1366 x 768 on my notebook with a refresh rate of 60 Hz

While my TV is full 1080p - 1920 x 1080p
So if my notebook can only do the above resolution - is that causing an issue?


Help/Advice appreciated.
post #1892 of 3067
A friend and I both just picked up the UN40D6000 sets both panels are CN07. One set was from Sears and the other was from HHgregg. I don't know how to tell the build date how do I find this out. My SN# ends in BB02011? Seems to have some flash lighting and clouding. I noticed with RedWolf's calibration settings my picture seems a bit flat on my set.
post #1893 of 3067
Just bought the UN55D6050 from Costco. Unreal picture but I do have a small problem I'm wondering if anyone else has seem. Upper left corner I can see a red light about an inch long on some of the channels. The menu for sure. It's almost like the bezel is not tight in that area.

I might take it back for an exchange in the morning. The right side is visible but I could live with it.

MCNE
post #1894 of 3067
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Originally Posted by FennecTheFox View Post

I just purchased a Samsung UN46D6420 LED

I have an Alienware M11x notebook that I connect to it via HDMI.

When I play movies from the Alienware notebook to the TV I notice occasional horizontal lines on the TV (they are blurry)
They are not present on the notebook screen. Also the image quality is not as sharp compared to watching movies on a USB flash drive.

I have connected this computer to a Plasma screen with a different HDMI cable.
The lines are still there, so it's not the TV or HDMI cable.

I put these same movies on a USB flash drive and connected the USB drive to the TV and the lines ARE NOT there.

So it clearly has to be something to do with my computer. Probably something simple that I missed.

1.) I'm wondering if it has to do with some settings on my computer configured improperly
2.) May need graphics card update?

The notebook is is roughly 2 months old.

I can only get a native display of 1366 x 768 on my notebook with a refresh rate of 60 Hz

While my TV is full 1080p - 1920 x 1080p
So if my notebook can only do the above resolution - is that causing an issue?


Help/Advice appreciated.

Could you post a screen shot of the movie with the blurry lines? Defintely sounds like the GFX Card is the culprit!

Does the GFX support 1080p? Maybe Update to the latest Driver as well for the GFX Card. I looked up your Laptop and the only thing that I can see is that although mention the HDMI port it only shows a Max resolition on your Screen of 720p... So I'm not sure if that's the issue or not because looking up the GeForce GT540m GFX card in your laptop, seem to be an efficient processor.

Can you adjust the resolution on the TV to 720p and see if that solves the issue during playback? Seems that the files are fine as well.

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Originally Posted by bradtsg View Post

A friend and I both just picked up the UN40D6000 sets both panels are CN07. One set was from Sears and the other was from HHgregg. I don't know how to tell the build date how do I find this out. My SN# ends in BB02011? Seems to have some flash lighting and clouding. I noticed with RedWolf's calibration settings my picture seems a bit flat on my set.

Not to sure how to differentiate the date of build for the panel revision. Sorry. Some others do though so hang tight on that!?

ANYONE ELSE???

As far as the Flashlighting and Clouding, although, some panels are worse than others, this is a design flaw and it only something that can be tollerated, not fixed. Certain setting can mildly reduce the "look" or "intensity" although still being perminently present. Sorry.

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Originally Posted by MCNE View Post

Just bought the UN55D6050 from Costco. Unreal picture but I do have a small problem I'm wondering if anyone else has seem. Upper left corner I can see a red light about an inch long on some of the channels. The menu for sure. It's almost like the bezel is not tight in that area.

I might take it back for an exchange in the morning. The right side is visible but I could live with it.

MCNE

Regardless of price, doesn't sound normal at all and Noone is Required to "Deal" with a New Defective product!? If it's within your Return policy, I would Defintely return it!!!
post #1895 of 3067
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Originally Posted by LBJ2 View Post

Happy Days...I have a new Sammy 6000 panel and....from what I can tell so far I don't see any signs of flash lighting...I'll get a better look tonight when I don't have so much sun light in the room. However, from what I have seen so far looks like I ended up with a very good panel :-)

Note: My previous panel was built in Mexico ( Oct 2011)--this new panel comes from China, built Oct 2011 as well. The model number of the new panel : T460HW08 V.7.

Congrats but this is Hilarious!!! makes sense though!!!
post #1896 of 3067
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Originally Posted by Mastiffman View Post

Well these TV's actualy have Codecs embedded in them from what I understand and the TV does the Decoding. Otherwise playing movies from a Hard Drive through USB wouldn't work. the TV does support MKV which is only a Container. The Video File IN the container is what the Codecs in the TV will be deciding factor of what the TV will play.

I didn't have any issues before with the Allshare seeing my Server PC, HTPC and Phones but now it seems to be creating issues, this new Firmware update... So oh well. I was hoping that between the New "Update" for the Samsung "Allshare" software and this 1025 firmware for the TV I would get smooth MKV Video AND Audio but to no avail, it didn't happen and the issues still prevails...

I do have to use Allshare or some other DLNA server software for the TV to recognize the MKV files though as you commented.

OR

If I install Halli MediaSplitter so that WMP detects the MKV's files and Also Install FFDShow to Play the files through WMP the TV will work that way but that is HUGE PIA and it's much easier using ARCSoft TMT5 to play Blu-Rays and Mirillis Splash Pro to Stream all of my SD and HD MKV Movies Files with perfect playback!

I understand mkv is a container. I have been working with mkvs since they were promulgated.
You last two graphs are making my main point. you are installing/using programs on your server side that are playing the files and sending the stream to the TV over the network. that is different than the client (the samsung 6xxx) playing the file itself.
This is a very big difference since under practically no circumstances is server side transcoding a better or even good solution compared to client (the samsung or a standalone media stream device eg WD).

The Samsung presents no credentials to the network, and even as a guest cannot see see shared resources absent a server side program like allshare.
post #1897 of 3067
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Originally Posted by MCNE View Post

Just bought the UN55D6050 from Costco. Unreal picture but I do have a small problem I'm wondering if anyone else has seem. Upper left corner I can see a red light about an inch long on some of the channels. The menu for sure. It's almost like the bezel is not tight in that area.
I might take it back for an exchange in the morning. The right side is visible but I could live with it.MCNE

costco has an excellent return policy. take it back
post #1898 of 3067
Yep took it back for a refund and went down the isle to get another. Then my son noticed the same thing on the display unit. Not sure what's up with that but I should have taken a picture of mine before the return. I didn't press my luck so after much thought (5 min) I just bought the 7 series (UN55D7050). Cool $500 bucks more though.
post #1899 of 3067
I don't know if this is of interest to anyone, but I purchased a un55d6003 at best buy on black friday, and while I was thrilled with the sets picture quality, I couldn't get over its lack of inputs.

Rather than return it for the 6000s (they've been sold out since black Friday) I took a bit more unorthodox approach.

I searched eBay and found a relatively inexpensive main board for the 6000s, and simply transplanted it into the 6003. All it really took was removing about 20 screws, unplugging the 6003 main board and plugging in the 6000s main board. There are only 3 connections to have to worry about. The whole operation took about 20 minutes.

After a few hours of testing, the tv functions just as you would expect. All inputs are working (so far as i could test. I didn't try the vga connection) I even updated to the latest firmware with no troubles.

The main boards can be purchased pretty readily online. I lucked out on eBay, but if you search for part #BN94-04358C they look to run around $140. Definitely worth it. I don't know the exact chip by chip differences, but the new main board seems to run faster in both menus and smart tv apps.

Again, it's a bit unorthodox, but to those of you with a 6003, it may be worth giving a shot.
post #1900 of 3067
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Originally Posted by aero12 View Post

I understand mkv is a container. I have been working with mkvs since they were promulgated.
You last two graphs are making my main point. you are installing/using programs on your server side that are playing the files and sending the stream to the TV over the network. that is different than the client (the samsung 6xxx) playing the file itself.
This is a very big difference since under practically no circumstances is server side transcoding a better or even good solution compared to client (the samsung or a standalone media stream device eg WD).

The Samsung presents no credentials to the network, and even as a guest cannot see see shared resources absent a server side program like allshare.

I don't think that the Allshare Software is actually playing and then sending as you say. I think that, like windows 7 homegroup "Streaming Media", it's simply used to as the "Ability" share the Videos with the TV's "Operating System" and decoded by the TV... There are TV's that are still DLNA but don't decode like this TV does. The Stream is sent to the TV for it to Decode instead of being decoded first then Streamed.

So what OS are you using on your Server PC? Have you Shared the Folder and made sure that All Files (MKV's in this case) are Shared with the Network that your TV is on? This may sounds redundant but make sure that your streaming ability is "On", that you have username and password protected sharing turned "Off". If you have the allshare installed and then share the proper folders, you shouldn't have any issues with your MKV's showing up on the TV when you select "Allshare" from the Smart Hub.

One last thing... Make sure that you have Media Sharing "Turned On" in the TV's Allshare Settings... And that you are "Allowing" sharing with all.
post #1901 of 3067
Hate to ask again, but anyone have the 3 digit remote control code?
post #1902 of 3067
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Originally Posted by Mastiffman View Post

The Stream is sent to the TV for it to Decode instead of being decoded first then Streamed.

when we say streaming we mean decoding
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Originally Posted by Mastiffman View Post

So what OS are you using on your Server PC?

I have severals servers running several OS's right now I have a whs v1 running for three years with about 14 TB of mkvs, a v2 test unit, and a freenas box as well.
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Originally Posted by Mastiffman View Post

If you have the allshare installed...

I think the above gets to what you don't understand about servers, networks and streaming. Allshare is a steaming program. I have been using it for a year to stream from my android phone to my xbox and my WD, but make no mistake, the streaming is done by the serving device (the phone, the server with allshare) and not the receiving device (in this case the samsung TV ).

if samsung was decoding the files properly why on earth would you need a streaming program like allshare or WMP on a file server? You dont need any such program to file serve to a asus, popwcorn, wd, etc..

Have you checked your CPU when you are using allshare? what do you think is going on there!
post #1903 of 3067
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Originally Posted by jkolton View Post

The main boards can be purchased pretty readily online. I lucked out on eBay, but if you search for part #BN94-04358C they look to run around $140. Definitely worth it. .

Interesting. Two considerations.
-you are voiding your warranty
- you can get a pretty robust ir hdmi switch for a fraction of that

what other inputs are missing on the 6003?
post #1904 of 3067
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Originally Posted by Mastiffman View Post


I don't think that the Allshare Software is actually playing and then sending as you say. I think that, like windows 7 homegroup "Streaming Media", it's simply used to as the "Ability" share the Videos with the TV's "Operating System" and decoded by the TV... There are TV's that are still DLNA but don't decode like this TV does. The Stream is sent to the TV for it to Decode instead of being decoded first then Streamed.

So what OS are you using on your Server PC? Have you Shared the Folder and made sure that All Files (MKV's in this case) are Shared with the Network that your TV is on? This may sounds redundant but make sure that your streaming ability is "On", that you have username and password protected sharing turned "Off". If you have the allshare installed and then share the proper folders, you shouldn't have any issues with your MKV's showing up on the TV when you select "Allshare" from the Smart Hub.

One last thing... Make sure that you have Media Sharing "Turned On" in the TV's Allshare Settings... And that you are "Allowing" sharing with all.

I would also try serviio the allshare software is crap
post #1905 of 3067
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Originally Posted by aero12 View Post

when we say streaming we mean decoding I have severals servers running several OS's right now I have a whs v1 running for three years with about 14 TB of mkvs, a v2 test unit, and a freenas box as well.
I think the above gets to what you don't understand about servers, networks and streaming. Allshare is a steaming program. I have been using it for a year to stream from my android phone to my xbox and my WD, but make no mistake, the streaming is done by the serving device (the phone, the server with allshare) and not the receiving device (in this case the samsung TV ).

if samsung was decoding the files properly why on earth would you need a streaming program like allshare or WMP on a file server? You dont need any such program to file serve to a asus, popwcorn, wd, etc..

Have you checked your CPU when you are using allshare? what do you think is going on there!

Even though one refers to Streaming as "Decoding", doesn't mean that one is correct when using the Term Stream in that context.

Streaming Definition:

Allowing a sequence of data elements made available over time. (i.e. a technology for transferring data so that it can be received and processed in a steady stream)

Not Processed and Received...

Decoding Definition:

To unscramble (an electronic signal) so as to provide a video picture and/or audio.

Transcode Definition:

Transcoding is the direct digital-to-digital conversion of one encoding to another. This is usually done to incompatible or obsolete data in order to convert it into a more suitable format. (which gets decoded when received)

DLNA software is use Mainly for Streaming (or transfering data) and Can, IF Needed, transcode the files if the receiving Device (Which decodes the data) has a limited set of codecs... which still only mean that it gets exactly that. Transcoded (i.e. from one coding to another and then is Streamed, not decoded....)

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Have you checked your CPU when you are using allshare? what do you think is going on there!

I think that you are frogetting what a CPU actually does.

Anything that we (or any program) tell a Computer to do is call an instruction. These instructions are written in coding which are simply groups of "1's" and "0's"... These have to be processed by the CPU (Central Processing Unit) to execute the instruction given. So if Data is being transfered, that is still an instruction that has to be executed.

Maybe most of your files need to be transcoded or need to be played from the PC... And that's why your PC is showing more CPU usage or something. Do you have a SC-CPU? Maybe you have something else running in the background that you are mistaking allshare for. My CPU usage only bounces around between 0% to 3% on my 4ghz Quad Core Proceesor on my PC.... This is while using Allshare to Stream a 1080p MKV file down to the lower floor in my house be played BY the TV (UN55D6000SF)...

You do realize that these TV's have a Mainboard with a CPU and RAM right? As well as Firmware with Codecs installed? Teh Manual even gives a list of Video Containers and Files that are decoded by the TV... If it was only the allshare software doing this, the TV wouldn't need codecs at all for streaming. I'm sure that some DLNA devices are setup like this though...

No offense...


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Originally Posted by Blaine Doss View Post

I would also try serviio the allshare software is crap

Been there done that! It's funny because all of my SD MKV files play perfect through allshare on this UN55D6000SF.... But when I "tried" mezzmo, TVersity, Serviio and some others, they seem to play worse IF at all!?
post #1906 of 3067
I have had just the opposite experience serviio has worked the best and has had the lightest i/o server load on my server 2008 box
post #1907 of 3067
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Originally Posted by Blaine Doss View Post

I have had just the opposite experience serviio has worked the best and has had the lightest i/o server load on my server 2008 box

Glad to hear!

I'm using a PC that I use everyday so I'm not sure if there's a difference in Design or not which causes the issues...

Here is another on that I just found... Wonder if anyone has tried it?

Isedora
post #1908 of 3067
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Originally Posted by aero12 View Post

Interesting. Two considerations.
-you are voiding your warranty
- you can get a pretty robust ir hdmi switch for a fraction of that

what other inputs are missing on the 6003?

The only inputs the 6003 has are 2 USB, 2 HDMI, Component and 3.5mm jack. As for the warranty, the only indication that the set was tampered with would potentially be scratches on the screws. Otherwise, there was no tamper tape or anything on any of the components inside. Eitherway, I'm not too worried.
post #1909 of 3067
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Originally Posted by MCNE View Post

Yep took it back for a refund and went down the isle to get another. Then my son noticed the same thing on the display unit. Not sure what's up with that but I should have taken a picture of mine before the return.

This sounds more like an overscan issue. Most broadcasts assume your TV has a bit of overscan which hides the 'junk' they put along the top and/or sides of the signal for various reasons. Many HDTV sets have a '1:1' mode that displays this 'junk' in all of its glory. This would explain why it was only present on some channels and also why it was also evident on the set in the store.
post #1910 of 3067
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Originally Posted by LBJ2 View Post

Hello: While waiting for the tech to come out and take a look, I thought I would upload a picture of what I am calling Flashing-Lighting issues on my Sammy 46D6000. In this picture I have the TV set to Standard mode with back-light set to 3 just gets worse from there when increased to 7, 10, 12 etc.. Let me know what you think--See the two bottom corners of the screen. I choose a dark scene to demonstrate how the light leaks from the bottom corners into the darker content. I only see this on dark scenes--any other colors don't seem to be affected.

Yesterday the Tech came out and replaced my Sammy 46D6000 panel ( due to the excessive flash-lighting I described in the above post). The new panel is MUCH better. I tried to use the same frame from the movie "13 Assassins" I streamed from Netflix to use as a "before and after" panel replacement example. See the same below on the new panel.
LL
post #1911 of 3067
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Originally Posted by jkolton View Post

The only inputs the 6003 has are 2 USB, 2 HDMI, Component and 3.5mm jack. As for the warranty, the only indication that the set was tampered with would potentially be scratches on the screws. Otherwise, there was no tamper tape or anything on any of the components inside. Eitherway, I'm not too worried.

You'll be fine. They won't check to see if there are Scatches on the Screws! LOL They won't know the Differnce!

Just pop the new one out and the old one back in and take a perminant marker to the Screw scratches and it'll cover them right up and you'll be good to go!!!


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Originally Posted by LBJ2 View Post

Yesterday the Tech came out and replaced my Sammy 46D6000 panel ( due to the excessive flash-lighting I described in the above post). The new panel is MUCH better. I tried to use the same frame from the movie "13 Assassins" I streamed from Netflix to use as a "before and after" panel replacement example. See the same below on the new panel.

Looks better to me!!! You can distinguish the picture from the Black bar at the bottom right now. Also, the flashlighting on the top corners seem much less!
post #1912 of 3067
Any hockey fans here try this recently added app? The picture quality is impressive - as good or better than with my laptop connected to TV (UN32D6000) via HDMI. Bad news: the set doesn't remember the link login info to your subscription so you have to re-register the set every time on a PC. So far Samsung and NHL support are blaming each other for the issue.
post #1913 of 3067
Anybody else having problems with internet being really slow, almost like dial up, model is un55d6300 v.h301, I have it wired. my download to the house is 30mb down and 4mb up.
thank you
Coop
post #1914 of 3067
Hi. I just purchased my Samsung UN46D6000 yesterday. It was a returned model and I got it for $200 off the sticker! After much consideration, I decided on the Samsung. I was convinced I wanted a matte screen and I had pretty much ruled out Samsung because of their low ratings for viewing angle. I was looking at two LG models (LK520 and LV5000), some Sony's, a Sharp (830U) and even a Vizio (VXT3SV). But at Sam's Club, which is not where I bought the TV, I compared the Samsung to the LG, the Vizio, a Sharp and I saw shadows and details in the Samsung that were absent or muddied on the other models. And while there are reflections, the clear coat and the bright backlight can overpower them nicely. My Panasonic plasma had me hating reflective screens. And I finally have that "WOW!" factor I was missing. The TV is so thin, sleek and it just seems to perform incredibly. I'm very happy with the TV. In fact, extremely happy. We watched Lion King on Blu-ray last night and it was stunning. I can't wait to re-watch a bunch of my favorite movies on this TV.

One question I have for you is: How do I label the inputs? In the Smart TV menu I go to Inputs and there are dashes "----" where I can supposedly add a label, but I don't know how to enter one. If I press Enter the TV switches to that menu.

Also, when pressing the Info button, I would like it to display that time and the input label name (when I label them). I have the time set and I expected it to be displayed on the Info panel. Any help would be appreciated.
post #1915 of 3067
Nevermind. I found it, courtesy of a video on YouTube. I can't post the link yet because I have only posted twice, including this one.
post #1916 of 3067
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Originally Posted by LBJ2 View Post

Yesterday the Tech came out and replaced my Sammy 46D6000 panel ( due to the excessive flash-lighting I described in the above post). The new panel is MUCH better. I tried to use the same frame from the movie "13 Assassins" I streamed from Netflix to use as a "before and after" panel replacement example. See the same below on the new panel.

Wow that is a big imprvement.
Did you happen to see what the new panel number is?

or what was your old panel number located on the sticker on the back of your set?
post #1917 of 3067
I just got my un55d6400 two days ago and I must say what a great tv.I dont seem to have any clouding or flashlighting in the corners.Butt my question is how do I make changes to the blur reduction and judder reduction they are both set at 5 butt Im not able to high light them when Im in the menu do I need to turn some thing off?
post #1918 of 3067
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Originally Posted by LBJ2 View Post

Yesterday the Tech came out and replaced my Sammy 46D6000 panel ( due to the excessive flash-lighting I described in the above post). The new panel is MUCH better. I tried to use the same frame from the movie "13 Assassins" I streamed from Netflix to use as a "before and after" panel replacement example. See the same below on the new panel.

Thats a big improvement. Still looks like some minor flashlighting in the top right corner but nowhere how you had it before. I wish there was something definate that could be done about flashlightings.

I've gotten used to the flashlighting, but I'm still pissed off about the random clouding I have on my panel. Its like a size of a basketball on the right side of my screen.
post #1919 of 3067
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Originally Posted by chevydan View Post

I just got my un55d6400 two days ago and I must say what a great tv.I dont seem to have any clouding or flashlighting in the corners.Butt my question is how do I make changes to the blur reduction and judder reduction they are both set at 5 butt Im not able to high light them when Im in the menu do I need to turn some thing off?

You have to select the custom setting to make the adjustments manually. Thats when it will highlight the blur and judder settings for changes.
post #1920 of 3067
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Originally Posted by chevydan View Post

I just got my un55d6400 two days ago and I must say what a great tv.I dont seem to have any clouding or flashlighting in the corners.Butt my question is how do I make changes to the blur reduction and judder reduction they are both set at 5 butt Im not able to high light them when Im in the menu do I need to turn some thing off?

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Originally Posted by axm438 View Post

You have to select the custom setting to make the adjustments manually. Thats when it will highlight the blur and judder settings for changes.



I've found that the "Smooth" preset option in the AMP settings to be the best if you like the AMP on like I do! All of the others still have judder....
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