Originally Posted by Balazo
Does it only happen to Blu Ray movies, or does it happen regardless of the input source? I noticed that Blu Ray's playback speed seemed too fast with it on, along with the whole "soap opera" look. The audio seemed to be playing at the right speed but the video would fluctuate from fast to normal speed, and it seemed like the TV was having trouble adding all of the extra frames. I noticed it works a lot better with DVDs and cable, but again I don't care for the added realism. I almost looks like a play on stage. I wish there was a button for it on the remote for fast access and quick adjustment. I just leave it off now on all sources and without it I am still very happy and impressed with the set so far.
Every source I've tested has the same issue. The soap opera effect is terrible, but that's only if you use 'Standard' or 'Smooth.' If you choose 'Custom' then turn the Blur Reduction up to 7 or 8 and keep the Judder Reduction low, around 1-3, then the picture is extremely crisp and clear without any jarring, unnatural smoothness... but then the frames start skipping and all the benefits are trashed. It's perfectly fine with it off, but I really wish I could use just a little of that Blur Reduction.
I don't think it's a problem with the set in general though, because I've never seen it skip frames in the stores, and we all know they have every setting cranked as high as it can go on those display models. There has to be something going wrong with the cable, the receiver, the player(PS3 in my case), or this specific set. Our old friend the Panel Lottery could be to blame...